With the new coming of 2018, we’re looking back at over 30 celebrities and public figures who have come out to the LGBT community in 2017. They have used different ways to tell their true sexuality, including social platforms, interviews and so on. Our bisexual dating sites have listed those ones who came out as bisexual throughout the entirety of 2017. Here are 38 notable people who have made 2017 the year they came out!
Although Stewart’s sexuality hasn’t exactly been a secret, she didn’t actually come out publically as bisexual until this year. the Twilight star officially came out as ‘so gay’ on Saturday Night Live in February when talking about President Donald Trump for tweeting about her past relationship with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. She had also clarified that she was bi: “You’re not confused if you’re bisexual. It’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite.”
The professional wrestler came out as bisexual in March after a YouTube video that he posted with his boyfriend. He first shared the news on Facebook before writing an essay in OutSports that spread his truth to a much wider audience.
Bowens said he would have come out sooner if being bisexual would not put his career at risk. “I thought there would be more negativity around the stigma of [a pro wrestler] being part of the LGBT community, but the negativity came more from people getting into arguments over bisexuality,”
Like we have discussed on our bisexual dating sites before in our previous articles, there is a bisexual stigma. But the coming out of public figure really have a great impact on the LGBT community, including those who have come out and those who haven’t. Bowens later said in an interview on Party Foul Radio with Pollo & Pearl. “I was getting messages from literally around the world thanking me. Saying I was an inspiration.”
Shannon Purser is known for her role Barbara in the Netflix drama series Stranger Things. She came out as bisexual on Twitter back in April: “I don’t normally do this, but I figure now is as good a time as any to get personal. I’ve only just recently come out as bisexual to my family and friends,” the 19-years-old actress wrote, “It’s something I am still processing and trying to understand and I don’t like talking about it too much. I’m very very new to the LGBT community”.
Alia Shawkat came out as bisexual in a May interview with Out Magazine Arrested Development.
The American actress is best known for her roles as Maeby Fünke in the Fox/Netflix television sitcom Arrested Development.
“I was a tomboy growing up, and I remember my mom asking me when I was 10, ‘Are you attracted to b girls?’ I said I don’t know. Now I consider myself bisexual, and I think balancing my male and female has been a big part of me growing as an actor,” Alia revealed herself as bisexual in the interview when she was asked by Out Magazine. “How do you identify with these [queer] characters [you’ve played]?” Out asked her in the interview.
The Australian actor is known for his roles in ABC series Dance Academy and CW series The Flash, as well as for film roles in The Divergent Series: Insurgent and The Finest Hours. He came out as bisexual on Instagram in May with a post “I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, & I like guys”
The English singer-songwriter came out as bisexual via song in June. “Have you heard of LGBTQ+? Well, I am the B. I have a heart that could love plural genders. Yes, I’m bi, and I’m proud to be me.”
The former child star and present American revealed on social media in August that he is attracted to both men and women. “I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive,” he wrote on Twitter. “There were years that went by that I thought about, but it wasn’t until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with.”
Though he added that it wasn’t a slow-realization for him, Aaron Carter admits that his sexuality is still “new” to him. “I definitely embrace my bisexuality and, you know, it’s still new to me because I just started talking about it, really,” This is what Carter said in a new interview with the LGBTQ&A podcast released Tuesday in this December.
Lil Peep was known for being part of a “post-emo revival style of hip-hop”. He came out as bisexual in the same week Aaron Carter came out with a Twitter announcement.
Daniel Newman, one of the stars on the smash AMC show The Walking Dead, came out as bisexual in after a YouTube, which he is talking about his sexuality in.
The American hip hop recording artist comes out as bisexual on Twitter. Taylor is Chance The Rapper’s litter brother. Shortly after Taylor ‘s very personal announcement, the big brother chimed in to show his brotherly support, declaring “He’s got God and me behind him.”
The celebrity’s coming out not only helps the Bisexual community that they are not alone, also unite the bi community as a whole. For those new bisexual personals, if you still find it hard to come out, there are not only those bisexual celebrities, but also real average people that you can easily found at bisexual dating sites! Get the courage Now!