- Celebrities have spoken about being attracted to more than one gender, and choose identifying terms that vary from bisexual (like Lilly Singh or Evan Rachel Wood) to “two-spirit” (in the case of Jason Mraz).
- Other stars, including Janelle Monae, embrace the term pansexual, while some (like Lucas Hedges and Paris Jackson) ditch labels altogether.
Many celebrities have been outspoken about being attracted to more than one gender.
Keep reading to see which ones identify as bisexual, or have ditched labels but spoken about loving both men and women in their personal lives.
Editor’s Note: Ciara Applebaum contributed to a previous version of this article.
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Comedian, YouTube star, and soon-to-be late night host Lilly Singh came out on Twitter as bisexual.
In February 2019, Singh tweeted out a checklist of identifiers: Female, coloured, bisexual.
“Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time,” Singh wrote. “But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many ‘boxes’ you check, I encourage you to do the same.”
Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers.
No matter how many “boxes” you check, I encourage you to do the same x
By March, The Hollywood Reporter announced Singh would become the first woman to host a late-night comedy show on NBC. “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” is set to premiere in September during the 1:30 a.m. ET timeslot on NBC.
In 2018, singer Daya came out as bisexual with a lengthy post on Instagram, shortly after National Coming Out Day.
“Follow your gut and don’t feel like you owe any sort of explanation to anyone,” the “Sit Still Look Pretty” artist wrote. “Your sexuality is yours only so build with it at a pace that works for you. I’m proud to be a bisexual member of the LGBTQ community with a girl [Clyde Monroe] I love who makes me feel more like me every day.”
Daya added that she has received plenty of support and “though it wasn’t always easy I also recognize how privileged I am to have had so much of it, so I especially wanna be there for those of u who aren’t surrounded by the most accepting family/friends/communities.”
After starring in a movie as a young gay man, actor Lucas Hedges spoke frankly about being on a “spectrum” between gay and straight.
Hedge’s character in a 2018 movie, “Boy Erased,” is sent to conversion therapy by his parents after he comes out.
“I owe it to this part to speak as honestly as possible,” Hedges told Vulture in an interview about the film. “In the early stages of my life, some of the people I was most infatuated with were my closest male friends. That was the case through high school, and I think I was always aware that while for the most part I was attracted to women, I existed on a spectrum […] Not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual.”