24 LGBT Celebs Who Live Out And Proud

Lil Nas X and more.

Lil Nas X - June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month and in honor of people who live out and proud, we salute those living their authentic lives. Lil Nas X has made history as a Black and gay artist in hip hop. After coming out on June 30, 2019, he is continued to inspire others by being unapologetic and fearless. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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Lil Nas X - June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month and in honor of people who live out and proud, we salute those living their authentic lives. Lil Nas X has made history as a Black and gay artist in hip hop. After coming out on June 30, 2019, he is continued to inspire others by being unapologetic and fearless. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Alexandra Shipp - Alexandra Shipp, who is known for films including X-Men: Apocalypse and Love, Simon, has opened up about her sexual orientation and came out in June of 2020. The actress wrote on Instagram, "I struggled with not only my sexuality, but my femininity. I was scared it was too late. I was scared I wasn’t going to be able to get work.”(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

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Alexandra Shipp - Alexandra Shipp, who is known for films including X-Men: Apocalypse and Love, Simon, has opened up about her sexual orientation and came out in June of 2020. The actress wrote on Instagram, "I struggled with not only my sexuality, but my femininity. I was scared it was too late. I was scared I wasn’t going to be able to get work.”(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Janelle Monae - In April of 2018, Janelle Monae told Rolling Stone she was pansexual woman, saying, "Someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-a** motherf**ker."(Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

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Janelle Monae - In April of 2018, Janelle Monae told Rolling Stone she was pansexual woman, saying, "Someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-a** motherf**ker."(Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images For Christian Louboutin)

iLoveMakonnen - iLoveMakonnen came out to the world in January 2017 in a series of Tweets. "Here's some old news to breaks," he tweeted. "I'm gay. And now I've told u about my life, maybe you can go [live] yours."  (Photo: Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

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iLoveMakonnen - iLoveMakonnen came out to the world in January 2017 in a series of Tweets. "Here's some old news to breaks," he tweeted. "I'm gay. And now I've told u about my life, maybe you can go [live] yours."  (Photo: Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

Young MA - Young MA became 2016’s breakout star with her hit “Oooouuu." That same year, she opened up about being openly queer in hip hop, telling Vogue magazine, “I held in being sexually attracted to women for so long that once I got that out of me, the music became easy.” (Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for iHeart- Power 105.1) 

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Young MA - Young MA became 2016’s breakout star with her hit “Oooouuu." That same year, she opened up about being openly queer in hip hop, telling Vogue magazine, “I held in being sexually attracted to women for so long that once I got that out of me, the music became easy.” (Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for iHeart- Power 105.1) 

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Taylor Bennett - Chance the Rapper’s younger brother, Taylor Bennett, came out as bisexual on Twitter in January 2017. The 20-year-old penned a series of tweets hours before his 21st birthday explaining that he would “like to be more open.”He also added, “I do recognize myself as a bisexual male."(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

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Taylor Bennett - Chance the Rapper’s younger brother, Taylor Bennett, came out as bisexual on Twitter in January 2017. The 20-year-old penned a series of tweets hours before his 21st birthday explaining that he would “like to be more open.”He also added, “I do recognize myself as a bisexual male."(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Frank Ocean - Frank Ocean caused a media firestorm in July of 2012 when he admitted to falling in love with a man. The singer has continued to be outspoken and after the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, on June 12, 2016, he posted this on his blog: "Many hate us and wish we didn’t exist. Many are annoyed by our wanting to be married like everyone else or use the correct restroom like everyone else. Many don’t see anything wrong with passing down the same old values that send thousands of kids into suicidal depression each year. So we say pride and we express love for who and what we are. Because who else will in earnest?"Well said, Frank.(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME)

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Frank Ocean - Frank Ocean caused a media firestorm in July of 2012 when he admitted to falling in love with a man. The singer has continued to be outspoken and after the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, on June 12, 2016, he posted this on his blog: "Many hate us and wish we didn’t exist. Many are annoyed by our wanting to be married like everyone else or use the correct restroom like everyone else. Many don’t see anything wrong with passing down the same old values that send thousands of kids into suicidal depression each year. So we say pride and we express love for who and what we are. Because who else will in earnest?"Well said, Frank.(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME)

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Derrick Gordon - In 2014, Derrick Gordon made history by becoming the first openly gay male NCAA Division 1 basketball player.  The sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team said in a statement, "I've always loved sports, but always felt I had to hide and be someone that I'm not. For my whole life I've been living my life as a lie. I am telling my story so that athletes never feel like they have to hide. You can be true to yourself and play the sport that you love."(Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

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Derrick Gordon - In 2014, Derrick Gordon made history by becoming the first openly gay male NCAA Division 1 basketball player.  The sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team said in a statement, "I've always loved sports, but always felt I had to hide and be someone that I'm not. For my whole life I've been living my life as a lie. I am telling my story so that athletes never feel like they have to hide. You can be true to yourself and play the sport that you love."(Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Angel Haze - Rapper Angel Haze does not like to label her sexuality. In November of 2013, she told Alicia Menendez she is "pansexual" and explained, "I define it as someone who sees people for who they are and not gender. I don’t base all of my relationships off of sex." (Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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Angel Haze - Rapper Angel Haze does not like to label her sexuality. In November of 2013, she told Alicia Menendez she is "pansexual" and explained, "I define it as someone who sees people for who they are and not gender. I don’t base all of my relationships off of sex." (Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Robin Roberts - In December 2013, GMA's Robin Roberts celebrated an important 100 day-milestone after undergoing a blood marrow transplant. In a Facebook post, she thanked her friends, family and officially came out when she said "my long time girlfriend, Amber." The two have been together for over 16 years.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

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Robin Roberts - In December 2013, GMA's Robin Roberts celebrated an important 100 day-milestone after undergoing a blood marrow transplant. In a Facebook post, she thanked her friends, family and officially came out when she said "my long time girlfriend, Amber." The two have been together for over 16 years.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

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Brittney Griner  - In April of 2013, Brittney Griner proudly announced she was a lesbian. The Houston native is ferocious on the court  — she was the first NCAA basketball player (male or female) to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots. In the 2013 WNBA Draft, the Phoenix Mercury selected Griner as the first overall pick. In April 2014, Brittney released her memoir, In My Skin.  (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Brittney Griner  - In April of 2013, Brittney Griner proudly announced she was a lesbian. The Houston native is ferocious on the court  — she was the first NCAA basketball player (male or female) to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots. In the 2013 WNBA Draft, the Phoenix Mercury selected Griner as the first overall pick. In April 2014, Brittney released her memoir, In My Skin.  (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Raven-Symonè - The former Cosby Show star finally confirmed she was queer in August of 2016, after the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down. (Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)

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Raven-Symonè - The former Cosby Show star finally confirmed she was queer in August of 2016, after the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down. (Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)

Jason Collins - Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards is the first openly gay and active player in the NBA.  He came out in the May 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated saying, "I go against the gay stereotype, which is why I think a lot of players will be shocked: That guy is gay?"(Photo:  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Jason Collins - Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards is the first openly gay and active player in the NBA.  He came out in the May 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated saying, "I go against the gay stereotype, which is why I think a lot of players will be shocked: That guy is gay?"(Photo:  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Earvin "EJ" Johnson III - For Magic Johnson's son, Earvin "EJ" Johnson III, there wasn't a big "coming out" announcement to the media.  Randomly caught on camera by TMZ, EJ casually talked about his father's latest basketball venture while walking hand-in-hand with another man.  After the web buzzed, Magic Johnson released a statement saying, "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way."  He also went onto blast homophobia.  EJ's ability to be exactly who he is with a loving father represents progress for the LGBT community.(Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage)

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Earvin "EJ" Johnson III - For Magic Johnson's son, Earvin "EJ" Johnson III, there wasn't a big "coming out" announcement to the media.  Randomly caught on camera by TMZ, EJ casually talked about his father's latest basketball venture while walking hand-in-hand with another man.  After the web buzzed, Magic Johnson released a statement saying, "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way."  He also went onto blast homophobia.  EJ's ability to be exactly who he is with a loving father represents progress for the LGBT community.(Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage)

John Amaechi - John Amaechi became the first former NBA player to openly identify as gay, albeit three years after he stopped playing professionally. When asked about other closeted players, he said, "There are people for whom their entire world is based around this idea that people will look at them and when they look at them, they are NBA superstars, NBA players. And any change to that would be physiologically devastating. Emotionally devastating, financially devastating."(Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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John Amaechi - John Amaechi became the first former NBA player to openly identify as gay, albeit three years after he stopped playing professionally. When asked about other closeted players, he said, "There are people for whom their entire world is based around this idea that people will look at them and when they look at them, they are NBA superstars, NBA players. And any change to that would be physiologically devastating. Emotionally devastating, financially devastating."(Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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Clive Davis - Clive Davis is a music industry icon.  He discovered Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and many others.  While promoting his book The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis revealed he is bisexual.  81 at the time, Davis proves it's never too late to come out! (Photo: Rose Hartman/Getty Images)

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Clive Davis - Clive Davis is a music industry icon.  He discovered Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and many others.  While promoting his book The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis revealed he is bisexual.  81 at the time, Davis proves it's never too late to come out! (Photo: Rose Hartman/Getty Images)

Don Lemon - CNN weekend primetime anchor Don Lemon, who had been open about his sexuality with colleagues and friends, came out to the public in the 2011 book Transparent.  He told the New York Times: "I think it would be great if everybody could be out.  But it’s such a personal choice. People have to do it at their own speed. I respect that."  He added, "I think if I had seen more people like me who are out and proud, it wouldn’t have taken me 45 years to say it, to walk in the truth.”(Photo: Getty Images)

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Don Lemon - CNN weekend primetime anchor Don Lemon, who had been open about his sexuality with colleagues and friends, came out to the public in the 2011 book Transparent.  He told the New York Times: "I think it would be great if everybody could be out.  But it’s such a personal choice. People have to do it at their own speed. I respect that."  He added, "I think if I had seen more people like me who are out and proud, it wouldn’t have taken me 45 years to say it, to walk in the truth.”(Photo: Getty Images)

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson - Actor/author/rapper Felicia "Snoop" Pearson is known for her role in the HBO series The Wire as a character named after herself. As the final season of the show was about to air in 2008, she told The Advocate that she hoped she changed the face of gay characters on television. "I hope I broke the mold for my gay people," she said. "Just let 'em know; you don't have to hide it. People are gonna accept it or they gonna reject it. So what?"(Photo: John Ricard/FilmMagic)

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Felicia "Snoop" Pearson - Actor/author/rapper Felicia "Snoop" Pearson is known for her role in the HBO series The Wire as a character named after herself. As the final season of the show was about to air in 2008, she told The Advocate that she hoped she changed the face of gay characters on television. "I hope I broke the mold for my gay people," she said. "Just let 'em know; you don't have to hide it. People are gonna accept it or they gonna reject it. So what?"(Photo: John Ricard/FilmMagic)

Wanda Sykes - Even though Wanda Sykes had been open about her sexuality, she kept that part of her life private ... until Proposition 8 re-emerged in California in 2008, which has now been struck down by the Supreme Court.  "I don't really talk about my sexual orientation," she told the crowd at a LGBT rights rally. "I didn't feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life. Now, I gotta get in their face. I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a Black woman, and I'm proud to be gay."(Photo: J. Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)

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Wanda Sykes - Even though Wanda Sykes had been open about her sexuality, she kept that part of her life private ... until Proposition 8 re-emerged in California in 2008, which has now been struck down by the Supreme Court.  "I don't really talk about my sexual orientation," she told the crowd at a LGBT rights rally. "I didn't feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life. Now, I gotta get in their face. I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a Black woman, and I'm proud to be gay."(Photo: J. Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)

Sheryl Swoopes - WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes was one of the first stars to be signed into the league when it was created.  The three time MVP made her sexuality public in an exclusive interview with ESPN back in 2005. "Discovering I'm gay just sort of happened much later in life," she said. "Being intimate with [Alisa] or any other woman never entered my mind. At the same time, I'm a firm believer that when you fall in love with somebody, you can't control that."(Photo: Jason LaVeris /Getty Images)

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Sheryl Swoopes - WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes was one of the first stars to be signed into the league when it was created.  The three time MVP made her sexuality public in an exclusive interview with ESPN back in 2005. "Discovering I'm gay just sort of happened much later in life," she said. "Being intimate with [Alisa] or any other woman never entered my mind. At the same time, I'm a firm believer that when you fall in love with somebody, you can't control that."(Photo: Jason LaVeris /Getty Images)

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Esera Tuaolo - Former NFL defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo, who played in the league for nine years, said that his frustrations and difficulties with keeping his orientation a secret is what led to his early retirement. "It's scary," he wrote in ESPN The Magazine. "I'm not sure how people will react, especially the people I competed with and against on the football field. But it was scarier wearing a mask. I want to show people how much happier I am now that I've come out, that I'm free. A huge burden has been lifted from my shoulders.(Photo: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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Esera Tuaolo - Former NFL defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo, who played in the league for nine years, said that his frustrations and difficulties with keeping his orientation a secret is what led to his early retirement. "It's scary," he wrote in ESPN The Magazine. "I'm not sure how people will react, especially the people I competed with and against on the football field. But it was scarier wearing a mask. I want to show people how much happier I am now that I've come out, that I'm free. A huge burden has been lifted from my shoulders.(Photo: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Youree "Miss Cleo" Harris - Youree Harris, best known as the often spoofed psychic "Miss Cleo," decided to come out publicly after her 16-year-old godson was determined to come out himself. "When he made the decision I told him I’d be there to support him 100%, and he embraced [coming out] wholeheartedly," Harris told The Advocate. "It’s a different vibe than when I was his age, being raised Catholic in an all-girls boarding school. But he was afraid of nothing, and I thought, I can’t be a hypocrite."Harris passed away in 2016. (Photo: Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

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Youree "Miss Cleo" Harris - Youree Harris, best known as the often spoofed psychic "Miss Cleo," decided to come out publicly after her 16-year-old godson was determined to come out himself. "When he made the decision I told him I’d be there to support him 100%, and he embraced [coming out] wholeheartedly," Harris told The Advocate. "It’s a different vibe than when I was his age, being raised Catholic in an all-girls boarding school. But he was afraid of nothing, and I thought, I can’t be a hypocrite."Harris passed away in 2016. (Photo: Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

Tonex - Tonex, née Anthony Charles Williams II, was a high-profile gospel singer until he revealed his sexual orientation during a television broadcast and was shunned by the gospel industry. He later addressed the aftermath in 2019 to Black Voices, saying, "I felt the need to address it candidly because we've been skating around the subject of homosexuality and the church for a long time — enjoying the benefits of same-gender-loving people, yet abusing them from the pulpits."(Photo: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Jena Rose)

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Tonex - Tonex, née Anthony Charles Williams II, was a high-profile gospel singer until he revealed his sexual orientation during a television broadcast and was shunned by the gospel industry. He later addressed the aftermath in 2019 to Black Voices, saying, "I felt the need to address it candidly because we've been skating around the subject of homosexuality and the church for a long time — enjoying the benefits of same-gender-loving people, yet abusing them from the pulpits."(Photo: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Jena Rose)

Angela Davis - Angela Davis, is a civil rights icon, who first gained public attention when she was tried and acquitted for the involvement in the murder of Judge Harold Haley. An advocate for all people, Davis publicly come out until 1997 during an interview with Out magazine. She explained that although she's comfortable discussing her sexuality to make a political statement, she'd rather keep her relationships private.(Photo: Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

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Angela Davis - Angela Davis, is a civil rights icon, who first gained public attention when she was tried and acquitted for the involvement in the murder of Judge Harold Haley. An advocate for all people, Davis publicly come out until 1997 during an interview with Out magazine. She explained that although she's comfortable discussing her sexuality to make a political statement, she'd rather keep her relationships private.(Photo: Desiree Navarro/WireImage)