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56 celebrities you didn’t know are gay, bisexual or lesbian

PinkNews Staff Writer January 29, 2019
Jodie Foster

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 56 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

Drew Barrymore with puppies

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

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

Amanda 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

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.

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