19 celebrities who came out as LGBTQ+ in 2023

LGBTQ stars to mark National Coming Out Day, left to right: Noah Schnapp, Bella Ramsey, Ncuti Gatwa and Kris Tyson

2023 has been a year of highs and lows for the LGBTQ+ community, but the power of celebrities and those with public platforms coming out and sharing their truth with the world can’t be understated.

This year, we’ve witnessed a wave of celebrities stepping into their truth and coming out as part of the LGBTQ+ community, including Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp, YouTuber Kris Tyson, The Last of Us actor Bella Ramsey, and incoming Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa.

Here are 19 celebrities who bravely told the world about their LGBTQ+ identity in 2023.

Noah Schnapp 

Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp came out publicly as gay in a TikTok video in January.

The actor, who turned 19 at the beginning of the year, plays gay character Will Byers in the hit Netflix series and has since reflected on the support he received from cast mates and fans alike.

Noah Schnapp in a white blazer and blue and white pinstriped shirt.
Noah Schnapp came out as gay in a TikTok video. (Getty/Stephane Cardinale-Corbis)

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