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

Angelina Jolie in a silver Versace dress on the red carpet for Marvel's Eternals

Some celebrities come out publicly as LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ role models. Take a look through some of the celebrities that you might not know are lesbian, gay or bisexual.

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1. Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne attends the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on February 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Cara Delevingne has had several high-profile relationships with women. (Getty)

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 has also been open about her battle with depression, with a view to opening up a dialogue on the subject.

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2. Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon
Kate McKinnon was the first out lesbian SNL cast member. (Getty Images)

The Ghostbusters star was the first out lesbian member of the Saturday Night Live cast. She says that she realised she was a lesbian after watching Gillian Anderson as Scully on the The X-Files.

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“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.”

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3. Cameron Diaz

Actress Cameron Diaz signs copies of her new book "The Longevity Book: The Science Of Aging, The Biology Of Strength And The Privilege Of Time" at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Cameron Diaz has spoken about having a romantic encounter with a woman. (Getty)

The Charlie’s Angels star said in 2014: “All women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point.”

Speaking to Andy Cohen later, Diaz expanded on her comments, 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.”

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4. Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg looking at the camera while stood against a leafy green background
Amandla Stenberg came out publicly as bisexual in 2016. (Getty/Taylor Hill)

Bodies Bodies Bodies star Amandla came out publicly as bisexual 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 Rue in the first The Hunger Games film alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

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5. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie identifies as bisexual. (Andrew Kent/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie has spoken publicly 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.”

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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 wed, despite previously promising they would remain unmarried until marriage equality was realised across the US.

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6. Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson attends "The Crown" Season 5 World Premiere at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on November 08, 2022 in London, England.
Sex Education star Gillian Anderson has publicly discussed her relationships with women. (Getty)

As well as helping Kate McKinnon to realise her own sexual orientation, The X-Files star Gillian Anderson has also had relationships with women.

Back in 2014, years after revealing she had relationships with women, the Sex Education actress said she owed it to a late female partner not to keep their relationship a secret.

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7. Amber Heard

Amber Heard, who came out as bisexual in 2010, attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California
Aquaman star Amber Heard identifies as bisexual. (Frazer Harrison/Getty)

The Danish Girl actor Amber Heard has been vocal about her bisexuality for years, saying her marriage to Johnny Depp didn’t define her sexuality.

She later spoke about an “obsession” with bisexuality in Hollywood.

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.

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8. Daniel Newman

Daniel Newman at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
Daniel Newman has appeared in The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries. (Getty)

The Walking Dead star Daniel Newman, who played Daniel in the hit series, came out publicly 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 appeared in The Vampire Diaries and Homeland said the girl had thanked him profusely for helping the LGBTQ+ 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.

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9. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore on The Drew Barrymore Show wearing a red jumped resting her chin on her hand
Drew Barrymore came out publicly as bisexual in 2003. (CBS)

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.”

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10. Wentworth Miller

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller in a black shirt
Wentworth Miller is best known for his role in TV action series Prison Break. (Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller came out publicly as gay back in 2013 when he declined to attend a Russian film festival over the country’s introduction of its infamous anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law.

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.

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11. Noah Schnapp

Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp attends the 2022 People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 06, 2022 in Santa Monica, California
Stranger Things star Noash Schapp came out publicly as gay on TikTok. (Amy Sussman/Getty)

Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp came out publicly in January 2023.

The actor, who plays gay high school student Will Byers on the hit Netflix sci-fi series, shared his sexuality in a viral lipsync video that he shared with the caption: “I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought.”

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12. Holland Taylor

Sarah Paulson wearing a blue dress, short cropped hair and silver necklace, stood next to her partner Hollan Taylor wearing a black and gold chequered suit jacket, stood against a blue background.
Holland Taylor (right) is in a relationship with fellow actor Sarah Paulson (left)(Getty/Gilbert Flores)

The veteran 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.”

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13. Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco attends 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at New York Hilton Midtown on May 06, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco identifies as sexually fluid. (Getty)

America’s Next Top Model star DiMarco came out publicly in 2015, saying he is “sexually fluid”.

The model confirmed to his sexuality to his followers during a Twitter Q&A.

He later said he is glad to be deaf because it means he doesn’t have to listen to Donald Trump.

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14. Fergie

Fergie of music legends Black Eyed Peas in Los Angeles, California
Black Eyed Peas star Fergie identifies as bisexual. (Getty)

Back in 2009, Black Eyed Peas star Fergie confirmed she is bisexual, though adding she does love a “well-endowed man”.

The singer, who was married to actor Josh Duhamel from 2009 to 2019, told The Sun: “Put it this way, I’ve experimented definitely, but I have never had a steady girlfriend.”

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15. Anna Paquin

 Anna Paquin attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
True Blood star Anna Paquin identifies as bisexual. (Getty)

The True Blood and X-Men star has been out publicly as bisexual since 2010. In 2012, she said bisexuality is “just part of who I am”.

After coming out, Paquin said she was proud to be a happily married bisexual mother, and said that her bisexuality really hadn’t been a secret.

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16. Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer in a black turtleneck and black jacket
Matt Bomer shares three children with his husband Simon Halls. (Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

The American Horror Story star has been out publicly as gay since 2012. He married his husband Simon Halls in 2011 and the couple have three children.

The Magic Mike star has previously shared his parents’ shocking reaction to finding out he was gay.

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17. Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne wearing a black and white dress
Jess Glynne has been open about her relationships with women but avoids using labels. (Getty)

The ‘Rather Be’ singer came out publicly in 2015, saying she wanted to be honest with her fans.

Glynne later said she didn’t want to put a label on her sexuality and helped a gay couple get engaged.

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The chart-topper had previously spoken of how her debut album, 2015’s I Cry When I Laugh, was inspired by breaking up with an ex-girlfriend.

The star later said she doesn’t want her honesty to mean she is branded as straight, lesbian or bisexual – instead, she wants to avoid labels altogether.

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18. Tim Cook

Tim Cook
Tim Cook was appointed CEO of Apple Inc in 2011. (Getty)

The Apple CEO came out publicly as gay in 2014, three years after taking over from the late Steve Jobs.

Cook was even reportedly considered by Hillary Clinton as a possible running mate for her 2016 presidential bid.

In 2017, the Apple CEO won The Newseum Institute’s Free Speech Award for his work protecting LGBT rights.

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19. Joel Grey

Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli
Joel Grey (right) starred in the 1972 film adaptation of Cabaret opposite Liza Minnelli. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Cabaret star Joel Grey played the Emcee on Broadway and in the classic 1972 film adaptation starring Liza Minnelli.

The actor proved it’s never too late to come out, publicly confirming that he is gay back in 2015 at the age of 82.

In an interview with People magazine, he said: “I don’t like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.

“All the people close to me have known for years who I am. [Yet] it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was.”

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20. Kristian Nairn

Gay Northern Irish actor Kristian Nairn played Hodor in Game of Thrones.
Gay Northern Irish actor Kristian Nairn played Hodor in Game of Thrones. (Rich Polk/Getty for IMDb)

Nairn, who played beloved Game of Thrones character Hodor, came out publicly as gay back in 2014.

He said: “Well, in all honesty, when you talk about ‘the gay community,’ you are talking about my community.”

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Nairn later said he is happy to fight gay stereotypes: “It’s been everywhere, People, CNN, all the way down to the little local paper in Belfast. I don’t want to be a figurehead or anything, but if I can help one person, I’ll be happy.”


21. Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe attends the New Museum Spring Gala 2022 at Cipriani South Street on April 11, 2022 in New York City.
REM member Michael Stipe identifies as queer. (Getty)

REM frontman Stipe opened up publicly in the 1990s about having relationships with men, before describing himself as queer in the early noughties.

In 2011, the year the band split, Stipe went on to say he was “80 percent gay”. He later said that he had been reluctant to get tested for HIV in the 1980s, during the height of the AIDS crisis, during the fear around the virus.


22. Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza smiling as she wears white and black dotted top.
The White Lotus star Aubrey Plaza came out as bisexual in 2016. (Getty)

The White Lotus star Aubrey Plaza came out as bisexual back in 2016.

The actor, who played April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation, has said that she “falls in love with girls and guys”.

Her former Parks and Recreation co-star Natalie Morales came out as queer in July 2017.

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23. Jason Collins

Former NBA player Jason Collins attends  the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on October 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Jason Collins became the first NBA star to publicly come out in 2013. (Getty)

Jason Collins became the first NBA star to publicly come out as gay back in 2013.

Collins later praised the NBA for moving its All Star game out of North Carolina over an anti-LGBTQ+ bathroom law.

Collins gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 as Hillary Clinton prepared to accept the party’s presidential nomination.

In his speech, Collins reveals that the Clintons knew he was gay before he told the world.

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24. Cynthia Nixon

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon at HBO Max's "And Just Like That" New York Premiere
Cynthia Nixon is best known for playing Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City. (Getty/Dimitrios Kambouris)

Sex and the City actor Nixon was in a relationship with teacher Danny Mozes from 1988-2003, with whom she shares one child, who she revealed in 2018 is transgender.

She began dating education activist Christine Marinoni in 2004, with the couple marrying in 2012.

The star caused controversy shortly before her marriage, when she claimed her sexuality was a choice.

While Sex and the City’s Miranda was portrayed as straight during the series’ initial TV run and first two films, the show’s 2021 revival series And Just Like That… saw the character come to a new understanding regarding her sexuality after beginning a romance with non-binary YouTuber Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez).

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25. Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster in a blue pattern shirt
Jodie Foster publicly came out during the Golden Globes in 2013. (Jon Kopaloff/Getty)

Jodie Foster came out publicly as gay in a speech at the 2013 Golden Globes, opening up about her partner.

A hilarious clip of Foster dealing with a heteronormative interviewer this year resurfaced and went viral.

The two-time Academy Award winner married Alexandra Hedison in 2014.

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26. Ben Whishaw

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06:  Ben Whishaw attends the Amazon Prime Video's Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
James Bond star Ben Whishaw identifies as gay. (Emma McIntyre/Getty)

London Spy star Ben Whishaw has been out as gay for some time. In 2016, he said he thought that keeping his sexuality a secret had a negative effect on his career.

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“I’m not damaged,” Ben Whishaw told the Guardian. “Not more than anybody else.”

The actor, who played Q in four three James Bond films, later said he was “baffled” that there is even a debate around gay actors and whether they should come out.

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27. Raven-Symoné 

Raven-Symone attends Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party
Raven-Symone attends Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party. (Getty/Steve Granitz)

That’s So Raven star Raven-Symoné came out publicly in 2014, confirming that she was dating a woman. but that she didn’t want to be “labelled gay”.

The actor and presenter later said she was made to hide her sexuality by Disney while managing her image.


28. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes in a black collared dress
Wanda Sykes came out publicly after marrying her wife Alex Niedbalski in 2008. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

Comedian and actor Wanda Sykes came out publicly as a lesbian at a Prop 8 marriage equality rally back in 2008, shortly after marrying her wife, Alex Niedbalski.

She later said she never meant to come out, but that once she did she was “treated like a unicorn”.


29. Charlie Carver

Charlie Carver poses at the opening night 50th year celebration after party for the classic play revival of "The Boys In The Band" on Broadway at Second Floor Party Space at Eventi Hotel on May 30, 2018 in New York City.
Desperate Housewives and Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver came out publicly as gay in 2016. (Getty)

Teen Wolf star Carver came out as gay in a five-page letter published on Instagram back in 2016.

He said that if forced to choose, he would rather quit acting rather than hide his sexuality.

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30. Jake Zyrus

The Glee star came out publicly as trans in 2017, sharing his post-transition look and new name.

He appeared in Ryan Murphy’s hit musical series in its second season, starring in the role of Sunshine Corazon, a foreign exchange student.

Speaking to Philippino publication The Inquirer, Zyrus said transitioning was a natural process.

“I just went with the flow, as always,” he said. “I had to wait, because I knew it wasn’t going to be easy.”

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31. Jim Parsons

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons in a burgundy suit and white shirt
Jim Parsons played The Big bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper for 12 seasons. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons came out publicly as gay in 2012, and later said it was “wonderful” to come out quietly.

During his time on the hit sitcom he was thought to be the highest paid out gay actor in Hollywood.

Parsons married his long-term partner Todd Spiewak in 2017.

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32. Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez in a white collared shirt with her hair tied up
Michelle Rodriguez came out publicly as bisexual in 2013. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty)

The Fast and the Furious actor Michelle Rodriguez came out publicly as bisexual back in 2013, saying she is “too curious not to be”.

Rodriguez got into some hot water when she defended her role in 2016’s controversial action film The Assignment, which saw her play an assassin who undergoes a ‘forced sex change’ at the hands of a crazed doctor, played by Sigourney Weaver.

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33. Janet Mock

Janet Mock
Janet Mock at the Pose season three premiere. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty)

Pose producer Janet Mock came out publicly as transgender in 2011.

She is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist and TV host who often campaigns on trans rights.

In 2015, Mock said she would “unapologetically” embrace her identity.


34. Michael Sam

Michael Sam #96 of the St. Louis Rams watches from the bench during the second half of a pre-season against the New Orleans Saints game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Saints beat the Rams 26-24.
American footballer Michael Sam came out publicly as gay in 2014. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty)

American footballer Michael Sam came out as gay in 2014 and was the first out gay NFL player to be drafted.

After coming out he had brief spells with the NFL’s St Louis Rams, the Dallas Cowboys, and Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes.

He later said coming out ruined his NFL career, and called out racism in the gay community.

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35. Ian Thorpe

Legendary Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe came out publicly as gay back in 2014 following years of tabloid speculation.

“I’ve wanted to [come out] for some time…” he explained during a TV interview. “I’m comfortable saying I’m a gay man.”

The Australian five-time Olympic gold medallist since spoken at length about about his reasons for not coming out publicly.

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36. Billie Eilish

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Billie Eilish attends 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage,)
Billie Eilish. (Getty)

Billie Eilish came out publicly in Variety’s November 2023 cover story, with the “Bad Guy” hitmaker confirming that she is “physically attracted” to women.

The singer later told a Variety red carpet reporter that she doesn’t “believe” in the concept of coming out, stating: “I just don’t really believe in it. I’m just like, ‘Why can’t we just exist?’ I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I just didn’t talk about it. Whoops.

“But I saw the article and I was like, ‘Oh I guess I came out today.’ Okay, cool. It’s exciting to me because I guess people didn’t know. But it’s cool that they know. I am for the girls.”

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37. Kesha

Kesha came out publicly as bisexual in 2013, and has since officiated at two same-sex weddings.

Speaking to Attitude in 2019, the ‘TiK ToK’ singer said: “I never hid [my bisexuality] from anybody. I never had a moment of feeling I had to come out about it.

“It was always there. I think I had a conversation with a gay magazine in the US and they just asked me, ‘Oh, are you bisexual?’ and I was like, ‘Obviously!’”


38. Margaret Cho

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05:  Margaret Cho performs on stage during the National Night Of Laughter And Song event hosted by David Lynch Foundation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation)
Margaret Cho identifies as bisexual. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty for David Lynch Foundation)

Margaret Cho has included her bisexuality as a theme in her shows.

The comedian says she has had “a lot of experience in the area of polyamory and alternative sexuality in general”.

She discussed her sexual orientation in the 2002 show Notorious C.H.O.


39. Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson with cropped blonde hair wearing a gold dress with metallic sequin details
Sarah Paulson is currently in a relationship with actress Holland Taylor. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty)

American Horror Story star Paulson has been out for years and has been in a relationship with actress Holland Taylor since 2015.

Paulson was named alongside Gavin Grimm and RuPaul as one of the most influential LGBTQ+ people by TIME magazine.


40. Miley Cyrus

‘Flowers’ singer Miley Cyrus came out publicly as pansexual back in 2015, and later confirmed she is gender-neutral.

The daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus first achieved fame as Disney Channel character Hannah Montana, but took a more singular path with her 2013 turning-point album Bangerz.


41. Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto in a black suit jacket
Zachary Quinto came out publicly in 2011. (Brendon Thorne/Getty for Paramount Pictures)

Star Trek star Zachary Quinto came out publicly as gay in 2011, and has since said he thinks he gets more work since being open about his sexuality.

Quinto, who plays Spock in the rebooted Star Trek films, defended the decision to make Hikaru Sulu gay in 2016’s Star Trek: Beyond, after the character’s original actor George Takei said a new character should be introduced as queer.

Quninto has also said that other actors in the closet have come to him for help.


42. Bella Thorne

A photo of American actor Bella Thorne wearing a black top as she has her photo taken at a red carpet event. (Getty)
Bella Thorne identifies as bisexual. (Getty)

Disney star Bella Thorne came out publicly as bisexual in 2016 after posting a video on Snapchat of her kissing a woman.

She later confirmed her sexuality to a Twitter user who asked if she was bisexual, disclosing that she is.


43. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart
Twilight star Kristen Stewart came out publicly in 2015. (Getty)

The Twilight star came out publicly back in 2015 and later used an appearance on Saturday Night Live to President Trump’s “obsession” with her, saying “I’m so gay, dude”.

Before coming out, the actress had an on-again-off-again romance with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, but they broke up in 2012 amid tabloid rumours of infidelity.


44. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan looking over her shoulder and smiling
Lindsay Lohan dated DJ Samantha Ronson from 2008-09. (Getty)

The Mean Girls star had a tumultuous relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson between 2008 and 2009, when the couple were often spotted together in public.

After previously saying she did not want to “classify” her sexuality, she told Piers Morgan in 2013 that she still identifies as straight even after relationships with women, saying: “I know I’m straight. I have made out with girls before, and I had a relationship with a girl. But I think I needed to experience that and I think I was looking for something different.”


45. Marilyn Monroe

Portrait of American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) as she poses on the patio outside of her home, Hollywood, California, May 1953.
Actress Marilyn Monroe. (Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time Life Pictures/Getty)

Despite marrying Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller and rumoured affairs with John F. Kennedy , Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, Monroe was also rumoured to have had relationships with women.

According to reports published after her death, Monroe’s feud with Joan Crawford started after a one-night stand and that she had a four-year relationship with Natasha Lytess, living “as man and wife” before her marriage to DiMaggio.


46. Mick Jagger

David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie has claimed that Jagger and the ‘Ziggy Stardust’ singer had more than just a close friendship.

Angie says she found the pair in bed together at their home, and a backup singer who lived with the Bowies also said that “Mick and David were really sexually obsessed with each other.”


47. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez wears and burgundy dress at the Golden Globe Awards
Selena Gomez says model Cara Delevigne helped her become “very open” in her sexuality. (Matt Winkelmeyer/FilmMagic)

Selena Gomez is best known for her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, but was rumoured to be dating supermodel Cara Delevingne during a break with Bieber in 2014.

Gomez described the model as “very open” and said she made her “very open” herself. Asked whether she had questioned her sexuality, she said: “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.”


48. P!nk

P!nk has spoken openly about relationships with women in the past, saying she had a short-lived relationship with actor Kristanna Loken.

Speaking of the relationship since, the singer said: “People can say what they want, but I have good taste. I mean, look at her”, calling Loken “beautiful”.


49. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato sings on stage during a concert, wearing all black.
Demi Lovato identifies as bisexual and non-binary. (Getty)

The ‘Cool for the Summer’ singer identifies as bisexual and non-binary.

In a 2015 interview, Lovato said: “I don’t feel like any of my past or future — when it comes to relationships that may have happened or not have happened — are of any concern to anybody… By the way, love is fluid … Humans are humans, and when you connect with somebody on a spiritual level it doesn’t matter.”


50. Mara Wilson

The Matilda star came out ublicly back in 2016 in the wake of the Orlando Pulse massacre.

“I *used* to identify as mostly straight. I’ve embraced the Bi/Queer label lately,” said Wilson at the time.

She more recently called for more boring representation of bisexual people in film and television.


51. Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy was dropped from Rocketman because he was ‘too old’
Tom Hardy has spoken about hooking up with men in the past. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

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.”


52. Madonna

Madonna
Madonna has been romantically linked to a number of women over the years. (Getty)

Madonna has always been one of the most sexually-liberated figures in music, and has been romantically linked to several women over the years, including comedian Sandra Bernhard in the 1980s.

Meanwhile, model Jenny Shimizu has claimed she was “sex slave” and in a relationship with Madonna for years.

Writing in her memoir, Shimizu said she had been with Madonna for years, even when the press reported rumoured links between the Queen of Pop and men.


53. Jonathan Bailey

Jonathan Bailey set to star in Wicked. (Getty)
Jonathan Bailey is best known for his role in Netflix period drama Bridgerton. (Getty)

Jonathan Bailey is best-known for his role as dashing womaniser Anthony Bridgerton in hit Netflix period drama Bridgerton, but the star of Broadchurch and W1A is an out and proud gay man.

After first disclosing his sexuality publicly in 2018, Bailey later told the London Evening Standard: “I’d say I’m not openly gay. I’m just gay.”

The actor continued: “I knew that I wanted to be visible about my sexuality, because in all the territories that Netflix goes out in, there might be a boy somewhere that goes, “Wait, what?” Which is what I didn’t have when I was young.

“All I know is that I’m happy to keep working really hard and if there are opportunities for representation, and to make that point, then that’s something I’ll always strive to do.”


54. Chrissy Teigen

Teigen has been coy about possible relationships with women for years leading up to her marriage to John Legend.

Speaking to Andy Cohen, Teigen answered whether she had “swum in the lady pond”, saying: “Oh! Maybe doggy-paddled? Not full on swam.”


55. Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner attends Playboy's 2013 Playmate Of The Year lunch
The late Hugh Hefner was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. (Getty)

The late Playboy mogul was rumoured to have been with men despite his penchant for women at the Playboy mansion, according to the biography Mr Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream.

“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.”


56. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron, winner for Best Actress for "Monster"
Charlize Theron won an Oscar for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s Monster. (Getty)

The Oscar-winning Monster star has spoken about being with women in her younger years.

Speaking to Andy Cohen, Theron said: “I mean, it’s so strange when we talk so much about it. It should be normalised by now… When I was young, yes. I feel when you’re young, you’re just kind of exploring it all, but it was pretty clear that I really liked dudes.”

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