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Colton Haynes

The 27-year-old “Teen Wolf” and “Arrow” actor came out on Twitter after a long internet speculation that he was gay. He reported to this positive statement to the Huffington Post: “It took me so long to get to this point, but I’m doing so good,” Haynes said. “I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and healthier than I’ve ever been, and that’s what I care about.”

 

Keke Palmer

Questions of her sexuality arose when her steamy video for her song, “I Don’t Belong To You,” which features scenes with both men and women. “The video was to represent the young woman today – it’s not the traditional woman anymore – and not the specifics of ‘Am I gay? Am I straight? Am I bi?’” said Keke Palmer for People Magazine. “I’m making the rules for myself, and I don’t have to be stuck down to one label.”

Celebrities supporting the LGBT community.

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Miley Cyrus 

Miley Cyrus, America’s Sweetheart turned Pop’s Wild Child is currently experiencing the best of both worlds with her gender identity.

She spoke with PAPER magazine about how she doesn’t agree with identifying as male or female and doesn’t require that her partner does either.

“I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age … I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.”

Amber Heard

Amber Heard came out at GLAAD’s 25th anniversary event back in 2010 by attending the event with her then girlfriend.

Since she has married Johnny Depp and then filed for divorce after announcing instances of physical abuse. Through it all she has remained an advocate for her bi-sexuality and won’t allow herself to be defined.

Heard previously spoke to The Times stating: “I don’t want to have to deny my sexuality in order to be me …”

Celebrities that support the LGBT community.

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Michael Angelakos 

Michael Angelakos, the front man of Passion Pit, revealed in an interview with author Bret Easton Ellis that he was gay. In the interview he spoke on the gut-feeling he had to speak out on his sexuality.

“OK, I kind of just need to talk to people about the fact that I am. I’m gay. And that’s it. It just has to happen. This was exactly the type of situation where I don’t feel like I’m being threatened,” he said.

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons, star of “The Big Bang Theory,” described coming out as a gay man in Hollywood as a “wonderful gift” to E! News.

“I never had a coming out piece,” Parsons said. “I did a piece with Patrick Healy for The New York Times and he just point-blank asked, ‘Was working on The Normal Heart meaningful to you as a gay man?’ And I was like, ‘Well, yeah. Yeah.’ And what a wonderful…I can’t tell you what a wonderful thing that was, what a gift he gave me with one question. It was suddenly out there and official.”

Celebrities that support the LGBT community

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga, seen to many as a “gay icon,” is a member of the LGBT community herself. She identifies as a bisexual and feels no desire to be shy about it. She told Attitude magazine, “I am bisexual, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. You can believe it or not, it’s just here, I’m honest.”

Ian McKellen

Seventy seven-year-old Ian McKellen has had a long, successful and award-winning career, best known for his role as Gandalf in “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He reported to Out Magazine that coming out didn’t just make him happier, but made him a better actor as well.

“What happened immediately, according to friends, is I became not just a happier person, but a better actor. I think up to that point, I had been using acting as a disguise – somewhere where I could express my emotions, and draw attention to myself in a way that I didn’t particularly want to do in real life. Acting became not about disguise, but about telling the truth …”

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Jillian Michaels

“The Biggest Loser” coach Jillian Michaels came out around 2012 and spoke to Cosmopolitan Magazine about the effect coming out has had on her children.

When asked what the best thing about being out publicly was, she replied with this: “Really just showing my kids that you should never be ashamed to be who you are. It might not be the easiest path in the world, but there’s a real freedom in authenticity and having the courage to be your authentic self.”

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne is supermodel turned actress, most recently turning heads as the villain in DC’s “Suicide Squad.”

Up until recently she had been dating singer/songwriter St. Vincent, and said this of her relationship and sexual orientation in an interview with Vogue U.K.: “I’m obviously in love, so if people want to say I’m gay, that’s great,” she continued. “But we’re all liquid we change, we grow.”

Josh Hutcherson

Celebrities who support LGBT community.

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The 20-year-old star of  “Hunger Games” reported on his bisexuality to Out Magazine while discussing his desire for a more open-minded world on the topic of sexuality. To Hutcherson, sexuality is not black and white and he hopes it won’t be for future generations either.

“I have this dream that one day, my kid’s gonna come home from school and be like, ‘Dad, there’s this girl that I like, and there’s this guy that I like, and I don’t know which one I like more, and I don’t know what to do,’” he said. “It’d just be a non-issue, like, ‘Which one is a good person? Which one makes you laugh more?’”

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Julia Browning

Julia Browning is a senior studying journalism at Florida Gulf Coast University. She’s lived in Florida her entire life and plans to expand her geographical horizons after graduation, writing about her experiences along the way. Aside from writing articles for entertainment and lifestyle, she also enjoys writing creatively and is always in the process of researching a story. If Julia’s not in the newsroom she’s probably buried in a book, in a Netlfix binge that’s gone a little too far, or cheers-ing with her friends at happy hour.

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