56 celebrities you didn’t know are gay, bisexual or lesbian – SORTABLE
Some stars come out as LGBT+ to big fanfare, but others may have been out for years or may have come out quietly.
PinkNews brings you a list of 43 iconic stars who, even if they personally avoid labels, are still LGBT role models.
Take a look through some of the celebrities that you might not know are lesbian, gay or bisexual.
1. Drew Barrymore
The Santa Clarita Diet star came out as bisexual in 2003. She has been married three times, to Jeremy Thomas, Tom Green and Will Kopelman.
She told Contact Music: “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual.”
2. Kate McKinnon
The Ghostbusters star was the first out lesbian member of the Saturday Night Live cast. She revealed that she realised she was a lesbian after watching Gillian Anderson as Scully on the X-Files.
“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.”
3. Aubrey Plaza
Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza came out as bisexual back in 2016.
The actor who played April Ludgate in the hit TV show has said that she “falls in love with girls and guys”.
Her co-star Natalie Morales came out as queer in July 2017.
4. Amandla Stenberg
Hunger Games star Amandla came out as bisexual via a series of Snaps back in 2016.
On the subject of minorities being “silenced” she said: “As someone who identifies as a black bisexual woman I’ve been through it, and it hurts and it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable.”
Stenberg made her film debut in 2011 in the film Colombiana before landing the role of Roo in the mega hit Hunger Games series staring alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
5. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has spoken about her bisexuality for a long time.
Speaking to Jane magazine, the readers of which said she was the most attractive star, she said: “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.”
Back in 2014, Jolie, then married to Brad Pitt announced her support for their ten-year-old to self-identify as male.
The former couple were criticised in 2012 after they gave up waiting for marriage equality to marry, despite previously promising they would hold off.
6. Gillian Anderson
As well as helping Kate McKinnon to realise her own sexual orientation, Gillian Anderson has also had relationships with women.
Back in 2014, years after revealing she had relationships with women, she said she owed it to a late female partner not to keep their relationship a secret.
Anderson was unrecognisable in a still from TV series American Gods, in which she’s playing David Bowie.
7. Amber Heard
Danish Girl actor Amber Heard has been vocal about her bisexuality for years. She recently said being married to Johnny Depp doesn’t define her sexuality.
Tabloid newspaper the Sun claimed in a sensational report that Heard’s “bisexual tendencies” and a close friendship with Cara Delevingne led to the breakdown of her marriage with Johnny Depp.
The 30-year-old finalised her divorce with Depp amid allegations of domestic abuse and donated the whole of the $7 million divorce settlement to charity.
8. Daniel Newman
The Walking Dead star Daniel Newman who plays Daniel in the hit series came out as gay in an emotional reveal in early 2017.
In a touching YouTube video, he said a chance meeting with a girl at a homeless youth centre he was volunteering at had changed his mind about hiding his sexuality.
The actor, who has also starred in Vampire Diaries, Homeland and Sex and the City, said the girl had thanked him profusely for helping the LGBT community.
After he had questioned why she was thanking him, she said: “Because you’re straight.” That was the moment he said he knew he had to come out.
9. Cara Delevingne
The Paper Towns actor and model has had high-profile relationships with women.
In July 2017 she said she doesn’t like being “pigeonholed” by people who insist on labelling her gay.
The Suicide Squad star also opened up about her battle with depression, with a view to opening up a dialogue on the subject.
10. Wentworth Miller
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller came out as gay back in 2013 when he declined to attend a Russian film festival.
He has since used his prominence to speak out about his mental health issues and self-harm stemming from troubles with his sexuality.
Miller hit back at a follower who said he is not a “real man” back in 2016, and later starred in a powerful PSA about mental health issues.
11. Ellen Page
Inception star Ellen Page came out as gay in an incredibly moving speech at the Human Rights Campaign back in 2014. She said she was “tired of lying by omission”.
The star has since strongly campaigned for LGBT+ rights and has said she wished she had come out sooner.
12. Holland Taylor
The 74-year-old actor spoke about her sexuality back in 2015, saying she never needed to come out because she lives out.
She and American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson have since confirmed that they are in a long-term relationship together.
On coming out, she said: “No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.”