Even though 2020 may go down as one of the worst years in history, for some people it was a relief and allowed them to be their true selves. Coming out is not an easy thing to do, but celebrities who were tired of living a lie, set an example for others and embraced their sexual orientation.
Being in isolation this year has allowed a lot of people to do some thinking and to speak their truth and these celebrities did just that.
Here are the top 5 celebrities who came out this year.
Auli’i Cravalho – Bisexual
When a fan on Twitter asked the “Moana” star if she liked girls, Cravalho redirected them to her tiktok where she mouthed the words to Eminem’s “Those Kinda Nights,” where it goes, ‘You straight? No, I’m bi.’ The video and tweet have since been taken down, but if you saw it, you would know that the 19-year-old Disney star is bisexual.
Elliot Page – Transgender / Non-Binary
Elliot Page, the Oscar- Nominated actor, came out as transgender and non-binary in an Instagram post. He said that he now goes by the pronouns he/they. He used to go by the name Ellen Page and is best known for their role in “Juno.” Despite the backlash from people on the internet, his “Umbrella Academy” cast has his back.
Niecy Nash – Pansexual
In September, Niecy Nash revealed her wife, Jessica Betts, to the world, just a few months after divorcing her husband, Jay Tucker. The wives met on social media five years ago and became close friends. She said her marriage has nothing to do with gender, saying that her wife is the “Most wonderful soul she has met in her life.”
Jameela Jamil – Queer
In February, Jamil revealed she was queer after backlash from being cast on an LGBTQ+ interest show. She will be the host on the unscripted voguing contest “Legendary.” Jamil explained she had struggled to come out and discuss her sexuality because it is not easily accepted in the South Asian community.
Carole Baskin – Bisexual
In an interview with Pink News in October, “Tiger King’s” Carol Baskin revealed that she is bisexual. She hid it for 30 years. She revealed that although she has never had a wife, she very easily could. Baskin doesn’t see people as being different genders or colors or different anything.