Hollywood’s biggest stars are not holding back when it comes to having discussions about their sexuality. Demi Lovato, for one, came out as non-binary in May 2021, months after opening up about how their past relationships with men helped them to realize that they’re “really queer.”
“When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am,” Demi told Glamour in March 2021, referencing their failed engagement to Max Ehrich. “This past year I was engaged to a man, and when it didn’t work, I was like, ‘This is a huge sign.’ I thought I was going to spend my life with someone. Now that I wasn’t going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth.”
The former Disney Channel star noted that they started “appreciating the friendships” of men more than “the romance.” When they “hooked up with a girl” Demi realized that they “felt better” and noted, “It felt right.”
“My heart is pretty open,” Demi said about her relationships going forward. “I’m very much listening to my intuition, and that’s not to say my boundaries or my guard is up. It’s just saying my ears are perked a little higher and my eyes are open a little wider.”
“I thought: ‘Do I like girls? I don’t know,’” she told the Los Angeles Times in August 2020. “As I’ve gotten older, the answer has become ‘Yes. Clearly, I do.’ … I think I just felt at this point in time: Why not? If suddenly I started dating a girl publicly, I didn’t want people to be, like, what the …? Not that I would even owe anyone an explanation. Because I don’t.”
She’s since shared support for members of the bisexual community on Twitter. “I am BI AND PROUD,” she wrote in a March 2021 tweet. “It’s all too common for men to bully their bi/pan girlfriends. They can accept when a woman wants another man, but they can’t respect when a woman wants another woman. F–k that toxic shit.”
These two stars aren’t the only ones who’ve been super open over the years. Tana Mongeau, Harry Styles, Bella Thorne, Lauren Jauregui, Cara Delevingne and more have gotten real about their sexuality throughout their time in the spotlight. Scroll through our gallery to read celebrities’ most powerful quotes.
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