It seems stars are Coming Out earlier in their careers than the previous generation.
From the already famous to those just kicking off their careers, here are 11 young stars is openly embracing queerness. So many have chosen to come out on Instagram, the app is technically bi at this point.
Singer-songwriter and former American Idol contestant David Archuleta now says he is a part of the LGBTQ community. But he says that shouldn’t mean he can’t be a person of faith, too. In a lengthy Instagram post Saturday, Archuleta said he came out as gay to his family in 2014, but then had similar feelings for both genders, suggesting
“a spectrum of bisexual.”
He added he doesn’t
“have too much sexual desires and urges as most people,” noting “asexual” is a term referred to people who “don’t experience sexual urges.”
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner sent fans into a frenzy with an Instagram post last week that included the phrases,
“time isn’t straight and neither am I…
move I’m gay…
It’s muthafuckin #Pride Month babaaaayyyyy”
Turner is married to Joe Jonas and has briefly touched on her sexuality in the press before, telling Rolling Stone in 2019,
“I love a soul, not a gender.”
Sophie Turner coming out in an unhinged Instagram story featuring a Sweaty Eddie/Erma Fiend gif is 😘👌 pic.twitter.com/DjjuwrDfzm— Maxxx Pleasure 🌈 Drag King (@mrmaxxxpleasure) June 4, 2021
“I’m not scared anymore. I have #pride in who I am and what I’m doing on this planet.
Shipp, who is 28 years old, also said she regrets not coming out as part of the LGBTQ+ community even sooner.
“It’s never too late to be you.”
It’s never too early, either. Olivia Ponton, the 19-year-old model and social media star with more than 6 million TikTok followers told Teen Vogue over Zoom earlier this month,
“I want to announce that I’m bisexual, and I’m now proud to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community.”
Hip hop star DreamDoll also came out on Instagram. She posted a photo of herself naked, riding backwards on a brightly dripped carousel horse in a rainbow of colors
“I’m proud to announce that im Bisexual.”
Legacies star Kaylee Bryant chose Instagram as her coming-out medium, writing beneath a photo of herself waving a Pride flag with her tongue poking out,
“Hi, my name is Kaylee and I’m queer! Happy Pride Month!”
Lio Tipton, an alum of America’s Next Top Model who has since starred in Crazy, Stupid, Love, also came out on Instagram. They wrote,
“I am proud to announce I am queer and I identify as non binary.
I hope to give as much love and support back to those who continue to show love and support for the Pride community at large.”
Michaela Kennedy Cuomo
Michaela Kennedy Cuomo, youngest daughter of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, also came out as bisexual on Insta saying in part,
“Today, I stand in my queer identity with pride, and in memory of those who came before me. I stand indebted to the activists who fought for my right to love and happiness. I stand with a helping hand outreached to those finding their way from under socially constructed boxes to emerge from the closet. I’m standing with you.”
Reign and Teen Wolf actress Adelaide Kane came out as bisexual in a February TikTok post.
“Me super nervous to come out publicly as bisexual to the people in my life & social media”
Michael Bublé‘s Haven’t Met You Yet can be heard playing in the background.
This has been sitting in my drafts for weeks 😅♬ I am not suprised by Michael bubbles – Mick Gilbert
During an Instagram Live in April over Easter weekend, the 25-year-old R&B singer-songwriter (who has long been a member of the LGBTQ+ community and has identified as both queer and bisexual in the past) said,
“You wanna know what’s new about me? I finally know I’m a lesbian!”
In the April/ May cover story of The Advocate, they talked also opened up about how their queerness is seen by others.
“I have a lot of privilege… cisgender-presenting, straight-presenting person.”
“I didn’t even really have to come out in my private life. I don’t walk down the street and people look at me and go, Oh, I bet she’s queer. Or I bet that she’s into women or anything like that because of the way I present. That’s all privilege and I think that there are quite a few artists who were truly at the forefront but weren’t able to make the strides that I was able to make being 100 percent myself because of the way they present and the biases and the phobias of the American public and the world…I’ve been lucky, super lucky.”
She then later confirmed on TikTok, saying,
“I finally know I’m a lesbian. I am gay gay gay gay gay.”
The British actress, who plays Princess Diana on Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series The Crown, referred to herself as “ur fave queer bride” in an April Instagram post where she shared a photo of herself from a feature in Pop Magazine, and many fans took that as Emma’s very own public coming-out moment.