15 Celebrities Who Are Not Straight

Over the past 30 years, the strength and numbers of the LGBTQ+ community in Hollywood have risen tremendously — thanks largely to trailblazers like Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres.

However, there are plenty more figures who are helping pave the way to changing the paradigm. Have a look below at these 15 celebrities who identify as something other than being "straight."

Anna Paquin

"I'm a #proudbisexual who is married to a wonderful human who happens to be a man," Anna wrote via Instagram. "If he doesn't have a problem with it why should anyone else?"

The answer is that nobody else should!

Demi Lovato

Earlier this year, singer Demi Lovato came out to the world as non-binary. Lovato also began incorporating the use of gender-neutral pronouns (they/them) which they feel best describes and represents their identity, as well as their sexual fluidity.

Kate Mckinnon

During her speech at the Golden Globes, Kate made sure to mention how much of an impact Ellen DeGeneres had on her growing up. She said that “If I hadn’t seen her on TV, I would have thought, ‘I could never be on TV. They don’t let LGBT people on TV.’"

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson has been in a romantic relationship with fellow actress Holland Taylor since 2015. Still, Sarah prefers not to use labels like gay/straight and instead acknowledges that she is attracted to people as opposed to gender or sex.

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor was rumored to have slept with several high-profile men, one of whom was Marlon Brandon.

His widow told People that, “Richard wasn’t gay, he just had dalliances. He preferred women over any other kind of experience, but he wasn’t loathed to have those experiences.”

Aubrey Plaza

During an interview with The Advocate, Aubrey admitted that she gave off "masculine energy." She said that her female fans are into her and that she returns their feelings of adoration. Aubrey also said that she's fallen in love with both men and women in the past.

Miley Cyrus

"Everyone knows that [expletive] are prettier than [expletive]," Miley said bluntly during an appearance on Barstool Radio. "That’s what ended up making female relationships make more sense to me."

Miley went on to say how she feels her role in a relationship makes more sense when she's with a woman.

Billie Joe Armstrong

Most aging pop-punkers would probably be surprised to learn that Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong has been openly bi-sexual since 1995. Billie believes that all human beings are born bisexual and that society simply engrains it out of us.

Cara Delevingne

During a Zoom conversation with Variety, Cara said “I always will remain, I think, pansexual. However one defines themselves, whether it’s ‘they’ or ‘he’ or ‘she,’ I fall in love with the person — and that’s that. I’m attracted to the person.”

Bella Thorne

In 2018, Bella Thorne came out as bisexual. Roughly one year later, she amended her original statement declaring that she was actually a pansexual but just wasn't aware of it at the time.

A pansexual is someone who is attracted to all genders.

Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner took to Twitter in order to show his support for the young members of the LGBTQ+ community. He also praised those in Hollywood who came before him and allowed him to find the strength to be open and be himself in his chosen profession.

Amber Heard

Amber once told Allure, "I don’t identify as anything. “I’m a person. I like who I like. I happened to be dating a woman, and people started taking pictures of us walking to our car after dinner," she said.

Marlon Brando

Brando was one of the biggest womanizers of his age, but his predilections didn't stop there. According to Brando's biographer, William J. Mann, the iconic actor spoke freely about his sexual relationships with men.

"Let’s say sex has no sex," he once famously said.

Ariana Grande

When Ariana first dropped her single "Monopoly," the lyrics "I like women and men," turned more than a few heads. Ari later took to Twitter to ask for privacy in the wake of her breakup with ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson and to clarify that she does indeed like women.

Drew Barrymore

"I have always considered myself bisexual," Drew told Contact Magazine. "I love a woman's body. I think a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful."