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.
“I also find myself attracted to people in a way that seems disconnected from sex and physical traits, and more connected to a person’s mind. It’s not necessarily intelligence, although that helps, but it’s about how they think and operate, how they view the world. I guess technically I could label myself a number of ways. Or on second thought, not at all,” she wrote. “I still don’t feel like I’m in a place to label my sexuality one way or another, but I’m okay with that. It’s something I’m still exploring and figuring out. It’s been interesting to watch friends and strangers alike assume I’ll automatically revert to being attracted to men, as if they’re more familiar with my sexuality than I am. Even I don’t entirely understand what my experience this summer means for me going forward — and it’s my experience.”
As fans know, the blonde beauty was linked to Miley Cyrus over the summer.
“This was a profound journey of self-discovery,” she said of the relationship. “For the first time, I listened to myself, forgot about the ‘norm,’ and lived. I hope that everyone, when given the chance, takes the time to understand who exactly their most authentic selves are, untethered from what we may have been taught to believe. Remain curious. Know that there are many layers within you—and they just might be the most invaluable ones.”
And he’s not the only one. More stars like Sam Smith, Bella Thorne, 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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