30 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Part Of LGBTQ+ Community


1. Cara Delevingne

The Paper Towns actor and model has had a number of high-profile female relationships.

She stated in July 2017 that she dislikes being “pigeonholed” by those who insist on labelling her as lesbian.

The Suicide Squad star also talked about her battle with depression, hoping to start a conversation about it.

2. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is best known for her on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, but during a break from Bieber in 2014, she was rumoured to be seeing supermodel Cara Delevingne.
When asked if she had ever doubted her sexuality, she described the model as “extremely open” and claimed she made herself “quite open.” When asked if she had ever doubted her sexuality, she answered: “Oh, I think everybody does, no matter who they are. I do, yeah, of course. Absolutely. I think it’s healthy to gain a perspective on who you are deep down, question yourself and challenge yourself; it’s important to do that.”

3. Nyle DiMarco

In 2015, America’s Next Top Model star DiMarco came out as “sexually fluid.”

During a Twitter Q&A, the model, who was one of last year’s most popular finalists, confirmed his sexuality to his followers.

He then stated that being deaf allows him to avoid having to listen to Donald Trump.

4. Kate McKinnon

The Ghostbusters star was Saturday Night Live’s first openly lesbian cast member. She said that watching Gillian Anderson as Scully on The X-Files made her realise she was a lesbian.

“I figured it out by watching The X-Files and by noticing my physiological reaction to it,” she said.

“I thought at first my physiological reaction was a product of David Duchovny’s face but no, it was Gillian Anderson-who still is the queen of my heart. So I knew then.”

5. Charlie Carver

In a five-page letter published on Instagram in 2016, Teen Wolf actor Carver came out as gay.

He wrote about coming out in January 2017.

He also stated that if he had to choose, he would prefer stop performing than hide his sexuality.

6. Cameron Diaz

“All women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point,” the Charlie’s Angels actress revealed in 2014.

Diaz then expounded on her remarks in an interview with Andy Cohen, saying: “Yes, I have been with a lady…You didn’t ask explicitly how I was with a lady, but I have been with a lady.”

7. Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller, the star of Prison Break, came out as gay in 2013 when he rejected to attend a Russian film festival.

He has now utilised his celebrity to speak out about his mental health struggles and self-harm as a result of sexuality issues.

In 2016, Miller responded to a fan who suggested he wasn’t a “genuine man” and went on to star in a stunning PSA addressing mental health issues.

8. Marilyn Monroe

Monroe was rumoured to have had connections with women despite marrying Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller and having rumoured encounters with John F Kennedy, Marlon Brando, and Frank Sinatra.

Monroe’s animosity with Joan Crawford began after a one-night fling, and she had a four-year romance with Natasha Lytess and lived “as man and wife” before marrying DiMaggio, according to claims revealed after her death.

9. Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe, a legendary Olympic swimmer, came out as gay in 2014.

He’s since spoken at length about why he hasn’t come out and why he has long denied being gay.

For years, the five-time Olympic gold medalist from Australia has been the subject of sexuality rumours, although he has always vehemently denied being gay.

In 2014, he came out, saying in a TV interview: “I’ve wanted to [come out] for some time… I’m comfortable saying I’m a gay man.”

10. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has long been outspoken about her bisexuality.

She said to Jane magazine, whose fans voted her the most attractive celebrity, “They’re right to think that about me because I’m the person most likely to sleep with my female fans. I genuinely love other women. And I think they know that.”

11. Matt Bomer

Since 2012, the American Horror Story star has been open about his sexuality. In 2011, he married his husband, Simon Halls.

In May 2017, the Magic Mike star shared his parents’ disbelief at his coming out.

12. Amber Heard

Aquaman actor Amber Heard has been vocal about her bisexuality for years. 

13. Daniel Newman

Daniel Newman, who plays Daniel in the TV series The Walking Dead, came out as gay in an emotional presentation in early 2017.

He said a chance meeting with a girl at a homeless youth centre where he was volunteering changed his perspective about disguising his sexuality in a poignant YouTube video.

14. Drew Barrymore

In 2003, the star of Santa Clarita Diet came out as bisexual. Jeremy Thomas, Tom Green, and Will Kopelman are the three men she has married.

Drew told Contact Music. “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual.”

15. Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto, a Star Trek actor, came out as gay in 2011.
He’s since stated that after coming out, he’s gotten more work.
After George Takei suggested that a new character be introduced as homosexual, Quinto defended the idea to make Hikaru Sulu gay in the latest Star Trek picture.
He also claimed that he had received assistance from other closet actors.

16. Tim Cook

In 2014, the Apple CEO who succeeded Steve Jobs after his death came out as gay.

Hillary Clinton explored Cook as a possible running mate for her 2016 presidential campaign.

The Apple CEO received The Newseum Institute’s Free Speech Award in 2017 for his efforts to promote LGBT rights.

17. Holland Taylor

In 2015, the 74-year-old performer discussed her sexuality, claiming that she never needed to come out because she lives out.

She and Sarah Paulson of American Horror Story have now stated that they are in a long-term relationship.

When she first spoke of her sexuality, she said: “No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.”

18. Raven Symone

The star of That’s So Raven came out in 2014, stating she was seeing a woman but didn’t want to be “labelled gay.”

She then claimed that Disney forced her to suppress her sexuality in order to manage her image.

19. Jason Collins

In 2013, Jason Collins became the first NBA player to come out as gay.

Collins later complimented the NBA for relocating its All-Star game from North Carolina due to the state’s anti-LGBT bathroom law.

Last year, as Hillary Clinton was preparing to accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Collins gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Collins indicates in his speech that the Clintons were aware of his homosexuality before he told the public.

20. Fergie

In 2009, the Black Eyed Peas singer revealed that she is bisexual. She also stated that she adores a “well-endowed man.”

“Put it this way,” the actress, who married Josh Duchamel, told the Sun,  “I’ve experimented definitely, but I have never had a steady girlfriend.”

21. Hugh Hefner

According to the memoir Mr Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream, the late Playboy tycoon was rumoured to have been with guys despite his predilection for women at the Playboy home.
“Hefner’s thirst for sexual experience became so strong that he even had a one-time homosexual experience,” wrote author Steven Watts. “One evening in downtown Chicago he was propositioned and, according to [Hefner’s friend Eldon] Sellers, he ‘thought, what the hell. Found it an interesting experience.”

22. Jess Glynne

In 2015, the singer came out, stating that she wanted to be open with her fans. She later stated that she did not want to name her sexuality and that she assisted a gay couple in getting married.

Glynne previously stated that the breakup with an ex-girlfriend inspired her debut album.

However, when she recently revealed her sexuality, she stated that she does not want to be labelled as straight, lesbian, or bisexual because of her candour; instead, she prefers to avoid labels entirely.

23. Michael Sam

Michael Sam, a former NFL standout, came out as gay and became the first openly gay athlete to be drafted.

After debuting in the NFL’s St Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys, and Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes in 2014, he has had brief stints with the NFL’s St Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys, and Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes.

He then claimed that coming out cost him his NFL career and accused the LGBT community of prejudice.

24. Tom Hardy

Speaking in an interview in 2010, Hardy confirmed that he had been with men as well as women.

“As a boy? Of course I have. I’m an actor for f**k’s sake,” he said.

“I’ve played with everything and everyone. I love the form and the physicality, but now that I’m in my thirties, it doesn’t do it for me.

“I’m done experimenting but there’s plenty of stuff in a relationship with another man, especially gay men, that I need in my life.”

25. Carmen Electra

For years, Carmen Electra has been linked to singer Joan Jett, and she acknowledged to having a “girl crush” on her before meeting her on the set of Jett’s ACDC video.

Electra merely stated to Ellen DeGeneres that the two were “good” pals.

26. Mick Jagger

Angie Bowie, David Bowie’s ex-wife, has revealed that she and Mick Jagger, the Ziggy Stardust star, had a strong bond.

Angie claims she discovered the two in bed together at the Bowies’ home, and a backup vocalist who resided with them also confirmed “Mick and David were really sexually obsessed with each other.”

27. Mara Wilson

In the aftermath of the Orlando Pulse massacre in 2016, the Matilda actor came out. 
“I used to identify as mostly straight. I’ve embraced the Bi/Queer label lately,” she said.
She has recently advocated for a more mundane portrayal of bisexual individuals in cinema and television.

28. Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw, the star of the film London Spy, has been open about his sexuality for some time. He stated in 2016 that keeping his sexuality hidden had a negative impact on his career. 
“I’m not damaged,” Ben Whishaw told the Guardian. “Not more than anybody else.”
Later, he expressed his surprise that there is even a debate about gay actors and whether or not they should come out.

29. Madonna

Jenny Shimizu, a model, spoke up about being a “sex slave” and being in a long-term connection with Madonna.

Shimizu wrote in her memoir that she had been with Madonna for years, even while the press reported on rumoured male-Madonna relationships.

30. Chrissy Teigen

In the years preceding up to her marriage to John Legend, Teigen has remained tight-lipped about probable female romances.

Teigen responded to Andy Cohen’s question on whether she had “swum in the lady pond,” adding, “Oh! Maybe doggy-paddled?  Not full on swam.”