There’s been an increase in the last few years of celebrities opening up about their sexuality and how they identify — and that’s pretty awesome, if you ask us. It’s seriously so inspiring to see them so confident in their own skin and not afraid to embrace the real them.
While some stars have come out as gay, bisexual or transgender, other stars prefer not being categorized at all when it comes to their sexuality or gender. They’re shutting down the idea that they need to identify themselves in any particular way and are rejecting labels altogether for more all-encompassing terms and descriptions.
Take Sam Smith, for example. The singer recently opened up about being non-binary in an emotional Instagram post. They revealed that they will now use gender-neutral pronouns like “they” and “them” instead of “he” and “she.”
“I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM. After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out. I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f–k it,” they wrote. “I understand there will be many mistakes and miss-gendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you. P.S. I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non-binary but I can’t wait for the day that I am,” he continued. “So for now I just want to be VISIBLE and open.”
And he’s not the only one. More stars like Bella Thorne, Miley Cyrus, Cara Delevingne, Sophie Turner, Bebe Rexha, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles also choose not to be pigeonholed into a certain box. Each celebrity has their own explanation, and many focus on the fact that it’s the person they’re drawn to — not the gender.
Scroll through our gallery to uncover all the celebrities who refuse to label their sexuality or gender.
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