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In a powerful online moment, the 18-year-old actor, most known for playing Will Byers on Netflix's wildly popular sci-fi series "Stranger Things", publicly came out as gay on TikTok in January.
Using the viral 'You know what it never was? That serious' audio on the app, Schnapp revealed in the post: "When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was, 'We know.'"
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The actor, who earned the praise of audiences and critics alike in 2023's "The Last of Us", described their gender as "fluid" in an interview with the New York Times earlier this year.
"Someone would call me 'she' or 'her' and I would think about it, but I knew that if someone called me 'he' it was a bit exciting," they said, revealing they prefer to be identified as non-binary. "I'm very much just a person."
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The DJ and producer got candid about his sexuality while speaking on Emily Ratajkowski's "High/Low" podcast in March.
"I'm sure I've gotten a blowjob from a guy before. For sure. 100 percent, yeah," the 44-year-old musician said, though he also stated he wasn't aroused that much by men.
When asked where he identifies on the sexuality spectrum, he responded: "I think the best answer I have is I'm not not gay. There are a couple of guys (…) I could date, life partner-wise."
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The Grammy-winning rapper, who has been openly gay for years, took to Twitter in January to express thoughts about possibly identifying as bisexual.
He tweeted: "Be fr would y'all be mad at me if I thought I was a little bisexual."
Known for his witty internet persona, X followed up with another tweet, stating: "That was my last time coming out the closet I promise."
In a lighthearted and playful moment, the "Community" actress publicly embraced her bisexuality in a BuzzFeed video alongside her husband, Dave Franco earlier this year.
Reading a tweet from a fan, Franco stated: "Listen, I am bisexual for a reason, and that reason is strictly to be used in a threesome by Dave Franco and Alison Brie."
Sharing a laugh, Brie playfully responded, "That's also why I'm bisexual!"
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In an interview on Jason Lee's "Revolt" show, the City Girls rapper confirmed her bisexuality and acknowledged her flirtatious connection with fellow emcee Megan Thee Stallion.
During a game of 'Smash or Pass', when asked about Megan, she enthusiastically responded: "I'd smash her!"
Curious to delve deeper, Lee inquired if she had any previous experience with women, to which Miami candidly replied: "Sexually I have been with a woman before. I love it. I really do like girls, [but] I won't be in a relationship with a girl."
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In a revealing interview with Radio Times in April, the 51-year-old star of Netflix's "Obsession" discussed his sexuality, publicly acknowledging his male partner. He also shared that he had come out of the closet to close friends at 19.
Reflecting on his experiences, he expressed: "[It] happened when I was 19 — to anybody who mattered — and I was always waiting for that question to punch me in the face, and it never did. I thought, 'Are people being polite, or is it that they don't want to know?'"
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The Oscar-winning actress and stand-up comic seemingly came out during her recent Netflix special “My Name Is Mo’Nique”, which dropped in April. In the comedy show, Mo'Nique made tearful confessions about her sexuality journey and her family's reception to it.
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In March, Jeff Molina became the first male fighter in the UFC to state he's part of the LGBTQ+ community.
The flyweight made the announcement in a lengthy Twitter post in response to an intimate video of him being stolen and leaked online.
"Welp... this f*cking sucks. TLDR: I’m bi. Not the way I wanted to do this, but the chance to do it when I was ready was taken from me," he said in a statement on social media following the leak. "I’ve tried to keep my dating life private from social media. I’ve dated girls my whole life and suppressed feelings I had throughout high school being on the wrestling team, throughout college pursuing MMA, and even after making part of the dream happen and getting into the UFC."
He continued that while he was getting lots of hate online, he was receiving equal amounts of support "and it means a f*ckton."