We are lucky as we live in a time where you can be accepted, no matter what gender, race, or sexuality you may have. If we look back less than half a century ago, this would not have been the case and if you were someone that held celebrity status, you could easily be shunned by the public for coming out of the closet.

Thankfully this is no longer the case and celebrities can now come out of the closet without fear of persecution. Here are just some of the celebrities that proudly came out of the closet.

Dan Howell

If you are someone that spent a lot of the 2000s on Youtube then it is likely that you have stumbled across Dan’s page at some point. He is one of the most famous British Youtubers and along with his partner Phil Lester, Dan has accumulated many fans. Fans always joked that Dan and Phil were dating and they were very surprised when the pair revealed this was true in 2018. Dan has always encouraged his fans to find comfort in their own skin and be proud of who they are and if you are someone that has been questioning your sexuality recently, why not find out if you’re gay with this quiz? This way you will be able to work through your emotions and feel some sort of confirmation of your feelings.

JoJo Siwa

You may remember this star from the popular show Dance Moms. JoJo Siwa shocked the world by revealing she was a lesbian last year and has since started to date her long term friend. The world was very accepting of her announcement and offered her an onslaught of support. She continues to spread a positive message about pride and we all love her positivity on the subject.


Billy Porter

Billy is well known for his role in the hit Netflix show Pose. Billy has been in the industry for several decades now and in recent years he has let the world know that he is in fact HIV positive. Billy wants to educate the world on HIV and get rid of any existing stigma that may exist concerning the condition. He always wants to make it clear that it is no longer the death sentence it once was, all while spreading positivity on the matter.


Casey Frey

You may recognise this star from his Vine fame. In the last year, Casey came out as bisexual and shared a picture of himself with his male partner. When asked why he didn’t come out sooner, Casey simply replied that he didn’t think it matted and that it didn’t exactly change who he was. What we love about Casey is just how casual he has been about the matter, as we believe we should be evolving into a world where sexuality isn’t a big deal and announcing your sexuality no longer exists.

Lil Nas X

This artist has been very vocal about his sexuality since he reached his celebrity status in 2012. The rapper and singer has made no attempts to hide the fact that he is gay and he has actually created a lot of songs that are based around his own struggle with his sexuality. Recently he came under fire for releasing a music video that showed him in sexually promiscuous situations with men, but he was quick to fire back at the critics, claiming that his video was no different to rap videos sexualising women. Lil Nas is continuing to upset homophobes around the world and we support him in doing so.