Here Are The Celebrities That Have Come Out As Queer In 2022 (So Far)

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So, 2022 might not have been a good year for LGBTQ+ folks with the "Don't Say Gay" bill and the violence against trans and queer folks. On the upside, the year was brightened a bit by some of our favorite celebrities coming out as queer. Here is a list of the celebrities who came out as queer this year (so far).

Ava Phillippe

Ava Phillippe

In January 2022, Ava Phillippe, the 22-year-old daughter of actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe came out as queer via her Instagram stories. She does not use any particular labels for herself.

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A screenshot of the Instagram story through which Ava came out

Ava specified that she is attracted to "people" while answering the question of a fan who asked if she liked girls or boys. She also said that her gender is "whatever."

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Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé performs in Santeria on June 03, 2022 in Milan, Italy

Singer Emeli Sandé came out as queer in early April. In an interview with Metro, she clarified that she is in a same-sex relationship and that she is "happier than ever."

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Ozzy Lusth

Reality TV Personality Ozzy Lusth attends the "SURVIVOR: 42" finale watch party at Busby's West

Four-time Survivor contestant, Ozzy Lusth, has come out as bisexual via Twitter on April 8.

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Peach PRC

Peach PRC in a red carpet event

Singer Peach PRC came out as a lesbian via a TikTok video after posting a viral video teasing a new song titled "God is a Freak". "I guess now is a good time to tell you all, I’m a lesbian," she confessed in January.

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Bosco onstage during the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED at Barker Hanga

Ru Paul's Drag Race contestant Bosco came out as a trans woman in a heartfelt Instagram message.

“After filming wrapped this summer, I began focusing on figuring out what medical transitioning would look like for me,” Bosco wrote. “I started HRT [hormone replacement therapy] after getting back from Drag Race. I also plan to start exploring some surgical options in the near future.

“This is something that’s been on my mind for over a decade now. I’ve spent my adult life working in the food industry and have never felt financially secure enough to start this process. Honestly, I was also just flat out terrified of how I’d be treated. I still am.”

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Charlee Cora Disney

Charlee Corra attends the Human Rights Campaign 2022 Los Angeles Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE on March 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

Charlee Cora, an heir to the Disney name, publicly came out as transgender early this year. The 30-year-old LA-based school teacher also clarified that they use they/them pronouns.

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Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monae attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022, in New York City

In April, singer Janelle Monae came out as nonbinary through an episode of "Red Table Talk" with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris. "I’m non-binary, so I just don’t see myself as a woman, solely. I feel all of my energy. I feel like God is so much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she’," Janelle explained.

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Jerrod Carmichael

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