Sign in. I selected them because they should be considered as an inspiration for the next generation of LGBT. I'm updating the list on a regular basis, please let me know in the comments if you have suggestions.
But to young people like Straus, life in the closet might already seem like the stuff of ancient history. King Princess is one of many queer teen and twentysomething artists whose meteoric rises have filled me with joy and wistfulness in near equal measure. Listening to music by the likes of Hayley Kiyoko and Troye Sivan and Shamir — musicians whose songs and videos are brimming with explicit, unapologetic queer aesthetics in terms of both gender presentation and desire — makes me thrilled for queer kids growing up today.
Hopefully, this is the first of many films that show a broader section of life. Rocker Jack Antonoffwhose songs appear in the film, and director Greg Berlanti were also in attendance. It finished [
Here are a whopping 26 actors, musicians, and athletes who came out as members of the LGBTQ community during The Steven Universe creator came out as non-binary earlier this year after previously opening up about being bisexual. The Glee star officially came out as gay in May, opening up publicly about his relationship with actor Austin McKenzie for the first time. Following a queer-baiting controversy about one of her songs, Ora came out as bisexual on social media in her apology.
It's difficult to talk about Keiynan Lonsdale's pivotal scene in Love, Simon without spoiling the movie's most delightful surprise, but it's helpful to know that performing it also changed Lonsdale's life. In the film, Lonsdale — best known as Wally West, aka Kid Flash, on CW's The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow — plays Bram, one of three possible love interests for Simon Spier Nick Robinsona closeted gay teenager who stumbles into an anonymous online flirtation with another closeted gay teen he knows only as Blue. Throughout the film, Simon keeps using the scraps of biography Blue has dropped during their email correspondence to sleuth out who Blue could be, and Bram, a friend of Simon's, becomes his first romantic suspect — until Simon sees Bram with a girl at a party, and moves on.
Spacey has been accused of making an unwanted sexual advance toward Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp, who says he was 14 years old at the time of the alleged incident in Spacey also formally came out as gay in the same statement on Sunday night — a move that outraged LGBT activists and actors, who said it was a cruel deflection that caused harm by linking his sexuality to an allegation of child abuse, fueling the homophobic myth that gay men are predators. To some, the Spacey controversy has been a painful reminder that young gay actors can be particularly vulnerable to mistreatment — and that influential men wield their power to abuse both men and women.
Unless you were living under a rock from the years toyou know what the Disney Channel is. From DCOMs to 5-minute shows, the channel had everything a kid could want, including lovable actors that brought their hit series to life. Side note: Coming out is more about letting people in — it's not your job or responsibility to define yourself for other people and tell them ANYTHING about your personal life, but if you want to spread the word and provide more visibility for a vibrant and beautiful group of humans, then go on with your bad self!
Tear-stained letters. I was happy to do it. We never received a negative word [about Rickie]. Rickie was the heart and soul of that show.
This year, various celebrities, politicians, and influencers lived their truths by coming out as part of the LGBTQ community. Here, we round up everyone who has proudly and publicly joined our community to inspire a whole new generation of LGBTQ youth. They have to be funny, doing something they love.