LGBTQ+ Heroes!

A round-up of the celebs who are shining a bright light on LGBTQ+ issues…

JoJo Siwa

Pic credit: Insta @itsjojosiwa

JoJo took to TikTok and Instagram to share her truth with the world and to declare her love for her then-girlfriend. Keen to avoid labelling herself, she told People magazine:

I still don’t know what I am. It’s like, I want to figure it out. And I have this joke. Her name is Kylie. And so I say that I’m Ky-sexual. But like, I don’t know, bisexual, pansexual, queer, lesbian, gay, straight. I always just say gay because it just kind of covers it or queer because I think the keyword is cool.”

We absolutely love this! Nobody should make you feel as if you have to give your sexuality a definitive label. It can take time for you to discover your sexuality and that’s OK. Some people don’t know until many years later.

Your sexuality is yours and yours alone. You deserve to be your true self, free from judgement, and to be with someone you love and who loves you back.

Elliot Page

Pic credit: Insta @elliotpage

Elliot Page, star of Juno and Inception, spoke to his fans in an open letter published on his Instagram back in 2020. He spoke bravely and honestly, telling the world:

“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”

Celebs and fans alike rallied in support of Elliot coming out, with stars such as Mark Ruffalo, Anna Kendrick and Patrick Stewart leaving loving and supportive comments on his feed. Since coming out over a year ago, Elliot has won praise for sharing a photograph of himself posing bare-chested post-surgery:

Gotta love the caption…

“Trans bb’s first swim trunks #transjoy #transisbeautiful

We love to see it! 👏

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X always wows with his amazing stage costumes and flamboyant music videos. He rocketed to stardom in 2019 and has been a figurehead for the LGBT community since. It’s a position he says he fully respects, telling the The Guardian:

“I 100% want to represent the LGBT community.”

The MONTERO star admitted to Out magazine that his coming out was “terrifying”. He came out on a twitter post back in 2019, pointing fans to the lyrics of his song ‘c7osure’:

The song’s lyrics touched on his feelings of wanting to be his true self, to stop living a lie and to finally live his life the way he was meant to…

True say, I want and I need
To let go, use my time to be free
It’s like it’s always what you like
It’s always what you like
Why it’s always what you like?
It’s always what you like, uh

Ain’t no more actin’, man, that forecast say I should just let me grow
No more red light for me, baby, only green, I gotta go
Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold
This is what I gotta do, can’t be regrettin’ when I’m old

Brand new places I’ll choose and I’ll go, I know
Embracin’ this news I behold unfolding
I know, I know, I know it don’t feel like it’s time
But I look back at this moment, I’ll see that I’m fine
I know, I know, I know it don’t feel like it’s time
I set boundaries for myself, it’s time to cross the line

Since coming out, Lil Nas X has become one of the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ icons, regularly ‘breaking the internet’ with his fabulous tweets and videos but mostly because of his absolute refusal to accept any kind of bigotry or homophobia. He’s truly one of a kind and the world loves him for it! 🙌

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