Famous Women Who Proudly Claimed Their Homosexuality

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Famous Women Who Proudly Claimed Their Homosexuality

Self-acceptance is a journey, and for many, this includes accepting their sexuality. Here is a list of famous women who have proudly claimed their homosexuality and have contributed to the normalization of homosexual relationships in the entertainment world.

Jacqueline Wilson

The renowned author Jacqueline Wilson publicly came out in 2020 at the age of 74. Although she stated that her relationship with her partner Trish had never been a secret, she has always lived her life openly.

Megan Rapinoe

The rising star of American soccer, Megan Rapinoe, revealed in an interview with CNN that she didn’t know she was gay when she was younger. She embraced her identity with pride and became an influential voice for the LGBTQ+ community.

Lena Waithe

The actress from “Master of None”, Lena Waithe, stated at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards in 2018 that “being born gay, black, and female is not a revolutionary act. Being proud of it, however, is.”

Hayley Kiyoko

Singer Hayley Kiyoko, nicknamed “Lesbian Jesus” by her fans, has always been a staunch advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. She has contributed to the normalization of homosexuality in the music industry.

Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley, known for her role as Poussey Washington in “Orange Is The New Black”, talked about her experience of being outed by a cast member. She emphasizes the importance of being able to come out on one’s own terms.

King Princess (Mikaela Straus)

Singer and songwriter King Princess talked about her identity in an interview for Entertainment Weekly. She expressed the beauty of living in a time where one can openly express their identity.

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Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon, famous for her role in “Saturday Night Live”, identifies as being almost entirely lesbian. She has always lived her life with authenticity.

Holland Taylor

The actress from “The L Word”, Holland Taylor, talked about her identity and how she identifies. She has always lived her life openly and with pride.

Sarah Paulson

Actress Sarah Paulson, partner of Holland Taylor, has often been referred to as a lesbian. However, she asked people not to label her and to respect her choice of identity.

Katherine Moennig

The actress from “The L Word”, Katherine Moennig, realized she wasn’t straight while working on the original series. She talked about the importance of self-acceptance.

Hannah Gadsby

Comedian Hannah Gadsby, known for her show “Nannette” on Netflix, talked about her experience as an openly gay woman in the entertainment world.

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde, poet and activist, described herself as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet”. She is best known for her books and poetry.

Sandi Toksvig

The former host of “The Great British Bake Off”, Sandi Toksvig, talked about her coming out experience and the importance of self-acceptance.

Rosie O’Donnell

Comedian and actress Rosie O’Donnell publicly stated that she was gay during a stand-up show in 2002.

Radclyffe Hall

Author Radclyffe Hall is best known for her book “A Well of Loneliness”, which was censored and banned due to its lesbian content.

Gigi Gorgeous

YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous uploaded a video titled “I’m a lesbian” to her channel in 2016 during Pride. She had previously identified as bisexual.

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