18 Celebs Who Have Spoken Out About Their Sexuality
Love is love.
It seems, in our society, that 'sexuality' is a word some people still fear. Love is love and anyone in this world should be free to be with whoever they want to.
So these celebs have spoken out in support of everyone in the LGBTQ community, or, indeed, anyone else in world facing any kind of difficulty when it comes to being who you are...
1. Cara Delevingne
"I think people shouldn’t be scared of [my sexuality]. I’m young, I’m having fun, I don’t want to pretend to be something I’m not. Being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days.”
2. Keke Palmer
My music video was to represent the young woman today – it's not the traditional woman anymore – and not the specifics of 'Am I gay? Am I straight? Am I bi?' I'm making the rules for myself, and I don't have to be stuck down to one label. I don’t belong to anyone else but myself. I have to make my own decisions. Happiness is defined by me. My sexuality is defined by me. And that can change and this can change and I can make it what I want to make it because I’m the one who makes that choice. So that’s what 'I Don’t Belong to You,' is saying. This song feels right. It feels right and it’s telling who I am. And it captures my identity.
3. Demi Lovato
“I am not confirming and definitely not denying. All of my songs are based off of personal experiences. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with experimentation at all.”
"When I started [dating], people were like, 'What are you?' I'm like, right now I'm dating a guy," she explained. "I don't know what it's going to be in three years. You love who you love. Black, white, polka dot, that's what my dad always said. I'm never going to label myself. I could be 50 and dating a woman and then what? I said I was straight and now I'm not?'"
5. Joey Graceffa
“It felt amazing [to come out]. I was more excited than nervous because I finally felt confident enough in myself as a person. I came out when I was ready, on my terms, in my own way, without anybody telling me what to do, and I can’t stress enough how important that is. No-one should ever feel pressured to ‘come out’ when they aren’t confident with their sexuality.”
6. Lily-Rose Depp
A lot of people took that [Instagram post] as me coming out, but it wasn't at all. I did it to say the opposite, to say that you don't have to label your sexuality. If one day I decide to do something different, I'm comfortable with that, with whomever I happen to like. I'm just saying to kids today: It's becoming more acceptable not to label your sexuality, to not say I only like boys, or I only like girls. It's something that's so fluid and not set in stone. You might think you're straight for 50 years and then decide that you're gay, or vice-versa. It can change. It's a spectrum, and everybody is somewhere on the spectrum. Like whoever you want to like and feel whatever you want to feel.”
7. Kristen Stewart
“If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it. But I am an actress, man. I live in the f*cking ambiguity of this life and I love it. I don’t feel like it would be true for me to be like, ‘I’m coming out!’ No, I do a job. I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight. It’s like, just do your thing.”
"I don't love just men. I love people. It's not about a gender. It's just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you're with…I wouldn't say I'm gay or straight — I don't like labeling things anyway. I just like people.”
9. Miley Cyrus
“I’m just equal. I’m just even. It has nothing to do with any parts of me or how I dress or how I look. It’s literally just how I feel. I’m not hiding my sexuality. I just don’t want to label myself.”
10. Josh Hutcherson
“Maybe I could say right now I’m 100 percent straight, but who knows? In a f—king year, I could meet a guy and be like, “Whoa I’m attracted to this person. I’ve met guys all the time that I’m like, ‘Damn, that’s a good-looking guy.’”
11. Tom Hardy
“[Have a experimented sexually with men?] As a boy? Of course I have. I’m an actor for f–k’s sake. I’m an artist. I’ve played with everything and everyone. But I’m not into men sexually.”
12. Amber Heard
“I don’t want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me. But I don’t want to have to be defined by it. I don’t imagine myself, my work, or my life, fitting into any kind of standardized path. In fact, the idea of there even being a standard freaks me out a lot.”
13. Jade Thirlwall
“We love a flirt with a girl. I’ll never find anyone because I just go to gay bars all the time. Lesbians do hit on me sometimes. But I find it a compliment when a girl finds you attractive… it means you must be doing something right!”
14. Tyler Oakley
“I came out when I was like 13 and the internet didn’t exist yet. So when I started YouTube when I was 18, I was very comfortable with it. I have never made a coming out video, so there’s still some confusion. I”m ready to clear the air. I am, in fact, gay.”
15. Ellen page
“I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered, and my relationship suffered. We deserve to experience love fully equally without shame and without compromise. There are too many kids out there suffering from bullying, rejection, or simply being mistreated because of who they are. Too many dropouts, too much abuse, too many homeless, too many suicides.”
16. Nick Jonas
“I can’t say if I have or haven’t [been with men], but if you watch [Kingdom] you’ll see more of that.”
17. Joseph Gordon Levitt
“That would be really tacky [to acknowledge rumours] — they would win if I had to clarify.”
18. Ruby Rose
"Gender fluidity is not really feeling like you're at one end of the spectrum or the other. For the most part, I definitely don't identify as any gender. I'm not a guy; I don't really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one. So, I'm somewhere in the middle, which – in my perfect imagination – is like having the best of both sexes."