Here are all the celebrities who came out in 2024 (so far!)

queer celebrities coming out 2024: (L-R) Jessica Gunning, Daniel Bedingfield, Maren Morris, Bethany Antonia
queer celebrities coming out 2024: (L-R) Jessica Gunning, Daniel Bedingfield, Maren Morris, Bethany Antonia
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These stars are living their truth in 2024 and we love to see it!

queer celebrities coming out 2024: (L-R) Jessica Gunning, Daniel Bedingfield, Maren Morris, Bethany Antonia
queer celebrities coming out 2024: (L-R) Jessica Gunning, Daniel Bedingfield, Maren Morris, Bethany Antonia

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Here are all of the celebrities who have bravely come out as LGBTQ+ in 2024, proving that it's never too late to live your authentic life. So here are all the stars who opened up and decided to live their truth this year. Welcome to the fam!

Maren Morris

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Country singer Maren Morris has NEVER minced words when it comes to standing up for the LGBTQ+ community, a community it turns out, of which she is a part! Morris opened up about her identity on June 9 in an Instagram post. "happy to be the B in LGBTQ+, " she wrote in the caption, adding, "happy pride."

Jessica Gunning

Jessica Gunning
Jessica Gunning

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On June 3, Jessica Gunning is not only the breakout star of this year’s Baby Reindeer, but she’s also officially an out and proud member of our rainbow family. Gunning opened up publicly about her sexuality for the first time on the Reign with Josh Smith podcast. Gunning explained her gay awakening was more of a process, 'I came out in November 2022. And that was a mega, mega thing for me because I for so long...I am surrounded by gays like all my friends are gay, so it wasn't that I was repressing anything, it was just that I didn't think that I could be,” recalled Gunning. 'I still can't articulate it in the best way.

'But I realized I was a big, old gay. I was like, ‘That's what it's been, that's what it is.’ And that was like a massive moment where everything kind of clicked and I made sense of myself then,” she shared.

But now that she’s out to herself and the world she’s truly feeling great. “It's been amazing, and very freeing and very grounding. I feel like really peaceful actually.”

Joe Fitzpatrick AKA "Dirty Bulk" Bronson

Pro wrestler Bulk Bronson just came out as bisexual
Pro wrestler Bulk Bronson just came out as bisexual

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On June 2, Bronson — who wrestles as one-third of the tag team the Iron Savages — came out by responding to a quote-tweet chain on X (formerly Twitter) with a super cute selfie. The wrestler posted a smiling selfie and bisexual flag in response to a "you and your flag" quote-tweet chain after his fiancé, pro wrestler Gabby Forza, posted a selfie of her own alongside a pansexual Pride flag.

Bronson responded to all the love he's gotten online by posting a series of statements written in Apple's Notes App and posted on X. "The last 24 hours have just been so overwhelming ever since openly admitting that I am bisexual," Bronson wrote. "I've been left speechless by the endless phone calls, texts, DM's, replies from faithful fans, my close friends, our scumbag, and so many others I've had new interactions with. Between the social media response — and just now getting off a 55-minute phone call with my parents that was overflowing with so much love & uplifting support — I could run through a brick wall right now from how grateful I feel."

He went on to talk about his wrestling costars, who have also come out. "Well, lately I've felt different. Not only have I been heavily inspired by Gabby and how proud she is to be bi/pansexual & queer, I've been inspired by so many others as well. Many of my friends & coworkers that are out and proud, and even some that are still in the closet waiting to one day feel ready."

Bruce Joel Rubin

Bruce Joel Rubin
Bruce Joel Rubin

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Bruce Joel Rubin, best known as the screenwriter for the iconic supernatural romance, Ghost, just proved its NEVER too late to come out and be your full authentic self.

Rubin, who is 81, shared that he was "fully gay" for the first time in his new memoir It’s Only a Movie. Speaking with The Guardian Rubin shared, “I’ve never not been gay... I am fully gay, and I always knew it.” Also very much in the know about Rubin's sexuality, his wife of 50 years, Blanche.

“Clearly, I held back my sexuality. My sexual life was always very internalized. Of course, one wants orgasmic life, but I had orgasms with Blanche. She and I had a good sex life,” Rubin revealed, also sharing that they explored polyamory over the years. “We had a conjoined relationship with a guy I liked in our ashram. She had a private moment with him, and so did I. Also, I had a few other things along the way, which I didn’t write about because they might embarrass people. It’s not like I’ve been dead to that world. But I’m happily gay. And I’ll tell you something you’ll find out: when you hit your 80s and you think your libido is gone, it comes flying back. So big! Male beauty for me is overwhelmingly powerful. Just seeing someone in the supermarket, I feel this explosive joy.”

As to why Rubin decided to finally come out publically, well it was just time. “I don’t like that I was closeted for so long,” he said. “But it would just have confused people.” Adding, “I didn’t want to leave this world with any secrets."

Daniel Bedingfield

Daniel Beddingfield
Daniel Beddingfield

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Singer Daniel Bedingfield first broke through in 2001 with his hit "Gotta Get Thru This," Now the singer has opened up again, this time about the man he loved.

During a performance London Palladium on April 23, Bedingfield shared his song ‘Borderline’ had a queer history. “I wrote this song with a man I loved about a girl we both loved,” he said. “In my era, you had to be gay or straight, or fuck you.”

He continued: “I’m not very gay, but we were on a hot spring, sitting on a rock, missing her.”

Bethany Antonia

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House of the Dragon star Bethany Antonia came out as a gay on her Instagram on April 20. While we were delighted to learn that the actor is officially fam, it wasn't the joyful coming out we would have wished for her. Antonia plays Princess Baela Targaryen in House of the Dragon.

Targaryens have traditionally been depicted as white with blonde hair, and the inclusion of Black actors in these particular roles has received some racist trolling online. The racist message Antonia received was another instance of backlash against the diverse casting backlash. Antonia shared the message on her IG stories, with the caption, "Wait till they find out I'm gay too' with an emoji of a clown's face."

While that troll was certainly a clown, we are still thrilled to count Antonia as a member of our rainbow family.

Sophia Bush

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Sophia Bush has been the subject of endless speculation ever since it was revealed last fall that she and soccer star Ashlyn Harris were dating. However, in an essay for Glamour, the One Tree Hill alum clarified that those accusations were unfounded. According to Bush, it's just a tale of two friends who supported one another through a mutually difficult time. She didn't even realize there might be more to it until other people they knew pointed it out.

"I don't know how else to say it other than: I didn't see it until I saw it. And I think it's very easy not to see something that's been in front of your face for a long time when you'd never looked at it as an option and you had never been looked at as an option," she said.

Although Bush noted that she hates the idea of "having to come out in 2024," she did confirm that she's come to the conclusion she currently identifies as queer. And we officially welcome her with open arms to the alphabet mob!

Matt Terry

The X-Factor season 13 winner Matt Terry opened up about his sexuality for the first time with the release of his new single "His Car" on March 22. After years of speculation in the British tabloids about his sexuality, the new song details the first relationship he ever had a with a man which he kept secret.

“I am so ready to show who I am with my music,” he said in an interview with the Gay Times. “Throughout the years, I’ve had media reach out and offer me money like, ‘We’ll give you this much if you want to talk about your sexuality,’ and I would say, ‘Absolutely not.’ I’m too proud and have too much self-respect. But now, I want to set the record straight with this song and video.”

F1NN5TER

F1NN5TER
F1NN5TER

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Popular Twitch streamer F1NN5TER took a big step when he shared with fans that he’s been taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and now identifies as genderfluid.

In a YouTube video titled “Coming Out,” F1NN5TER shared that “it felt a bit like I’d uncovered a part of myself that I’d been purposely shutting down for as long as I could remember, and never questioned why.”

“I spent so many months scared and stressed out, trying to pick a label. I’m still not done yet. I still haven’t figured absolutely everything out, but I’m feeling comfortable enough to talk about it now,” he said.

For now, he decided that the label of genderfluid is what suits him best, and that he still prefers he/him pronouns. However, he acknowledges that might change, said that he’s ultimately fine with any pronouns, and that what he tells people in real life about his gender identity is, “I just don’t care.”

He also shared that he identifies as bi. “I like dudes!” he said. “That’s weird to say. Everything I say feels like a bit now. Goddammit.”

Jasmine Pineda

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90 Day Fiancé star Jasmine Pineda opened up about her sexuality during the first episode of the Tell All reunion special for this season when she revealed that the costar she'd like to have children with is her trans costar, Nikki Exotika.

She went on to explain that she has dated women in the past. have had girlfriends in the past so I get attracted to women as well as men. I don’t know, I’ve always had a crush on Nikki.”

Grace Wilson

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Australian soccer player Grace Wilson made history when they became the first A-League soccer player in the country to come out as nonbinary. “It simply just means that my gender, and my perception of gender doesn’t fit into the Western standards of man or woman. And so, for me, personally, I don’t really feel like I’m anywhere near that,” Wilson said on the club’s official website and Instagram page.

Colin Grafton

Professional figure skater Colin Grafton has been kicking butt on the ice for years, including with Team USA and two seasons as a star on Dancing on Ice. Now, he's living his most authentic self after coming out on February 24 in an interview with Pink News. “If I’m honest, I never really felt the need to announce it before but the reason I am saying this now is because I want to show that there is representation in any way I can," he explained.

Reneé Rapp

Singer and Mean Girls reboot star Reneé Rapp joined the fam back in 2022 when she came out as bisexual in a Vogue interview, but this year, she announced she’s a lesbian! She hinted at this new sexual identity on social media before stating it more directly on a recent episode of Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show.

Amanda Tori Meating

Drag Race season 16 queen Amanda Tori Meating has been winning fans over every week with her humor and biting clap-backs on the current season of the famed drag competition show. Before filming Drag Race, Meating had been identifying as nonbinary but has now come out as trans, following in the footsteps of other Drag Race stars who have since come out as trans, like Jade Jolie, Adore Delano, and, recently, Madame LaQueer (keep scrolling).

"[I was] in this environment for the first time where everyone's calling me Amanda and not my government name, and realizing how good that felt, and I started to feel a bit more comfortable in the reformation of my identity," Meating told EW of how her experience on Drag Race helped her come to terms with her trans identity.

Tom Hollander

White Lotus’ Tom Hollander has been playing gay characters for years, including his star turn as Truman Capote in the upcoming FX mini-series Feud: Capote vs. The Swans, but now he’s officially come out as "sufficiently liberal" in his sexuality though he refused to put a label on it — and made it clear that he would not be doing so at any time in the future.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, when asked about his own sexual identity, he answered, “As a person? I do, yeah. I’m somebody that walks into a room and there are some people who walk into the room, you go, ‘Well, they’re not gay,’ and ‘They are gay.’ My own sexuality is sufficiently liberal to have encompassed many different experiences, which are not anyone’s business.”

Madame LaQueer

RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 star Madame LaQueer started 2024 by coming out as trans in her Instagram Story and embraced her true identity as her full identity as Madame Cassandra Uzumaki LaQueer. LaQueer, who has known she was trans since 2006, but kept talking herself out of it, said from now on she'll be going by Cassie when she's out of drag.

“It’s something I’ve been pondering for myself for years,” she told Entertainment Weekly, noting she’d go by the name Cassie out of drag from here on out. “It’s now or never…It’s never too late to come out and live your true experience and be yourself and be authentic. There’s nothing like feeling loved in your own skin.”

Parvati Shallow

Reality tv star Parvati Shallow hit it big when she won $1 million on Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites, but it wasn't until this year that she was able to live as her true authentic self.

The 41-year-old celeb came out and hard launched her new relationship all at the same time. She took to Instagram to post a strip of Photo Booth pics with her new girlfriend comedian Mae Martin, 36. "We’re here. We’re queer. Happy new year," she wrote in the caption.

Parvati technically came out on December 30, but since she wished everyone a Happy New Year in her coming out post on social media, we're counting it for 2024!

Erika Casupana

Survivor alum Erika Casupana stole fans hearts when she took home the big bucks on season 41 of the iconic reality tv competition. She also made history as the first Canadian to win and the first woman to win in seven seasons, according to The Pink News.

Now the reality star has come out as LGBTQ+ and we couldn't be happier about it. She made the announcement in a cheeky video posted to Instagram on December 31, 2023 — we're counting her as coming out in 2024 because who was still conscious enough on New Year's Eve to have been paying attention?

In the funny video, Casupana joked that she tried the tradition of eating grapes under the table on New Year's Eve in hopes of getting a boyfriend, but since she was out of grapes she "chugged wine" instead and "realized I'm a lesbian."