Eleven Celebrities That Came Out as LGBTQIA+ in 2023

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Alexander Lincoln

The British soap actor took to Instagram to celebrate being longlisted for a “Breakthrough Performance” BIFA Award for his performance in the queer film In From the Side. Though the actor’s initial post did not discuss his sexuality, he opened up to his fans in the comment section.

“I loved the movie and its actors are still very handsome but I still think that the actors are posing as gay but they are not,” one user wrote.

“Thanks so much – really appreciate it!!!! And no, I’m not straight,” Lincoln replied.

Then, another user commented, “I know this may sound dumb, but thank you for saying this… seeing you say it here on Instagram means a lot more than you know”.

Lincoln once again replied saying, “Really appreciate you saying that. Thank you.”

Noah Schnapp

The Stranger Things actor came out as gay on TikTok by using a hilarious sound. Schnapp mouthed along to the audio that said, “You know what it never was? That serious.”

The text overlay on the video read, When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was, ‘we know.'”

The video currently has over 77 million views and over 500 thousand comments. Many celebs took to the comments to congratulate the actor on coming out and offer their support.

“I guess I’m more similar to will than I thought,” Schnapp wrote in the caption.

@noahschnappI guess I’m more similar to will than I thought♬ original sound – Privacynbling

Lil Nas X


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Lil Nas X has been out of the closet for a few years, but on Twitter earlier this month, he came out again.

“Be fr would y’all be mad at me if i thought i was a little bisexual,” the rapper wrote. Many users shared their support of Nas’ announcement online. He followed up the tweet with another that said, “that was my last time coming out the closet i promise.” We are proud of you, Lil Nas!

Bella Ramsey


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The actor, known for her portrayals in The Last of Us and Game of Thrones, came out as gender fluid during an interview with The New York Times.

“Someone would call me ‘she’ or ‘her’ and I wouldn’t think about it, but I knew that if someone called me ‘he’ it was a bit exciting.” When filling out forms, Ramsey revealed she prefers to check the nonbinary box.

“I’m very much just a person,” she continued. “Being gendered isn’t something that I particularly like, but in terms of pronouns, I really couldn’t care less.”

Ramsey plays Elie in the television adaptation of the popular video game, The Last of Us. Her character Ellie is also queer in the game, a plot that plays out in the first and second chapter of the game. LGBTQ+ viewers can also look out for another romantic duo, Frank and Bill, played by Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett respectively.

Curtis Hamilton

Actor Curtis Hamilton is known for his roles in Insecure and Kings of Napa. His latest project is the highly criticized reality TV drama, The Real Friends of WeHo. Hamilton took the series as an opportunity to come out as gay to the public.

“I was super scared [to come out],” Hamilton said to TV Insider. “I hadn’t told people in close proximity in my life [about his sexuality]. One of my best friends found out on Twitter and was pissed. He just felt so bad that I didn’t tell him, but that’s just the life I’ve been living. For me to go on a reality show and open up to the world with something I’ve just been telling the people that know me the most about, it was really scary. But I just felt it was time. I’m still scared.”


Grammy-winning DJ and music producer Diplo recently shared candid thoughts about his sexuality and the impact of TikTok on his life. In a conversation with Emily Ratajkowski on her High Low podcast, the artist delved into his For You page on TikTok and how it may have helped him realize he’s “not, not gay.”

“I don’t want to define that I’m gay but I think the best answer I have is I’m not, not gay.” He acknowledged that there are some men he thinks he “could date,” but added that he’s “not really aroused by men that much.”

In the candid conversation, Diplo also made an oral sex revelation, which was shared by Emily on TikTok. He said, “I’m sure I’ve gotten a blowjob from a guy before.” When Emily asked for clarification, he confidently responded, “Yeah, 100. For sure.”


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Alison Brie

During an interview with Buzzfeed, Dave Franco and Alison Brie sat down to do the viral video challenge and read thirst tweets from fans.

“Listen I am bisexual for a reason and that reason is strictly to be used in a threesome by dave franco and alison brie.”

We totally understand where the writer is coming from, and so does Brie! The actress seemed delighted about the sentiment and agreed.

“That’s also why I’m bisexual,” she cheekily responded.

“You’ve been waiting for this tweet, from someone who you don’t know who they are or what they look like?” Franco asked her.

“Yeah,” she replied.

Obviously, the entire interaction blew up on Twitter and had the LGBTQIA+ community in shambles.


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Academy Award-winning actress and stand-up comedian Mo’Nique came out during her Netflix special, My Name is Mo’Nique. During the show, she told a story about her Uncle Tina and how her grandmother could only love her family member in private because of her religious beliefs.

Later on, Mo’Nique speaks of her own journey with her sexuality and ignoring her desires because of her grandmother. However, she did share the moment she came out to her father as queer. “I said, ‘Daddy, I want to be with another woman sexually.’ And he looked at me, so beautifully and so patient and so loving, and he said, ‘B*tch, me too!’”

Richard Armitage

English actor Richard Armitage is known for his role in The Hobbit franchise and as William Farrow in the Netflix series Obsession.

Though Armitage said he came out to his friends and family years ago, he publicly came out during an interview with Radio Times in April. “[It] happened when I was 19 – to anybody who mattered – and I was always waiting for that question to punch me in the face, and it never did,” he said. “I thought, ‘Are people being polite, or is it that they don’t want to know?’”


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Yung Miami

The City Girls rapper said she identifies as bisexual during her appearance on The Jason Lee Show. Yung Miami played a game of “Smash or Pass” and said she would definitely smash Megan Thee Stallion. She also opened up about her other sexual encounters and what she is looking for in a partner.

“Sexually I have been with a woman before. I love it. I really do like girls, [but] I won’t be in a relationship with a girl.”


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Joe Tasker

YouTube star Joe Tasker came out in a video posted to his channel called, “My Secret Boyfriend…”

“I’m gay. So there we go. That’s the first bit done,” Tasker said. “There’s so many coming out videos now than when I was younger. When I was younger, you suppressed it and you just got on with your stuff.”

Tasker said he has been dating fellow YouTube star Jack Biggs for almost four years and could not be happier.

“I’ve finally found someone who’s as weird as me,” he said. “And we are in love!”


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