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5 Hollywood Celebrities Who Came Out In 2018

5 Hollywood Celebrities Who Came Out In 2018

We have witnessed celebrities speak up for the LGBTQ community, participate in active ally-ship with queer fans and challenge society’s perception of gender and sexuality at large. Last year, many stars have felt empowered to openly embrace their own queerness for coming out as well. Here is the list of 5 Hollywood stars who have come out in 2018.

Anne Marie

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After the release of her second studio album, Speak Your Mind, the 27-year-old British singer-songwriter Anne Marie discussed her sexuality for the first time in an interview with The Line of Best Fit.

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Anne Marie said, “I’ve never ever just been attracted to men. I’ve never just been attracted to women.  I have by no means felt the necessity to inform anybody that I’m bisexual. I don’t really feel like I’m. I simply really feel like I’m interested in who I like.”

From her debut album, Converse Your Thoughts, the tune, Excellent, features a lyric referencing her bisexuality. The lines are, “And I’ll love who I wish to love, trigger this love is gender-free.”

Paris Jackson

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In 2018, Paris Jackson, whose father is the late pop icon Michael Jackson, came out as bisexual during a question and answer session with fans on Instagram. Jackson invited fans to ask questions using the Instagram Questions feature.
“That’s what you guys call it, so I guess, but who needs labels,” Jackson wrote.

“That’s what you guys call it, so I guess, but who needs labels,” Jackson wrote.

Later she clarified on twitter stating that she had been out to her family and friends since she was 14. She confirmed her sexuality in a Tweet, stating, “How many times have I publicly referred to the community as ‘my fellow LGBTQ+’? Like, even on stage. I’ve been a part of the community for years. I even mentioned having crushes on girls when I was eight in a magazine before. I’ve been caught kissing girls in public.”

That time, she was rumoured to be dating model Cara Delevingne, who also identifies as bisexual.

Alyson Stoner

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Alyson Stoner, the Disney Channel icon you may remember from Mike’s Super Short Show, Camp Rock, or, perhaps most powerfully, Cheaper By The Dozen 2, has come out as queer in a personal essay for Teen Vogue which got published in March 2018.

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“I left the dance workshop and texted my mother and best friend, saying, ’I met a woman today, I’m not sure who she is or what I’m feeling, but I think she’s going to be in my life for a very long time,’” Stoner writes in her essay, recalling when she fell for her dance instructor.

Lee Pace

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Lee Pace has been working steadily in theater, film and TV for the better part of two decades, starring in mega-budget movies like “The Hobbit” (he is the elven king Thranduil) and “Guardians of the Galaxy” (the ferocious Ronan the Accuser) and cult favorites like “Pushing Daisies” and “Halt and Catch Fire.”

Lee Pace came out in a totally awkward interview with W Magazine in 2018. He got a bit testy with the reporter when he was asked about his sexual orientation. He said that he feels it’s important for gay actors to play the gay roles in both plays, but stopped short of labelling himself. He seemed a bit flustered and surprised by the question. “I’ve dated men. I’ve dated women,” he explained. “I don’t know why anyone would care. I’m an actor and I play roles. To be honest, I don’t know what to say. I find your question intrusive.”

Rita Ora

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Rita Ora was ready to tell her truth when she came out as bisexual. The singer shed light on her experiences with women after releasing controversial track, Girls, which was reportedly inspired by Cara Delevingne, in collaboration with Cardi B, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha in May 2018.

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The track received an instant backlash for the way it portrayed same-sex relationships, which prompted Rita to admit that she’d previously enjoyed “romantic relationships with women and men,” and reflecting on her own sexuality, the 27-year-old says she was happy to share that part of herself.

The singer also expressed much of her gratitude to the LGBTQ+ community, stating that she wouldn’t be where she is today, and she had hoped that Girls would help those who are struggling to come out.

 

Source – newsweek.com, out.com, newnownext.com, music-news.com, channel24.co.za, queerty.com, billboard.com

 

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