For these celebs, love has no gender boundaries — and they aren’t afraid to talk about it. In recent years, so many stars have come forward to discuss their sexuality: how they released they were attracted to more than one gender, what labels they’ve found best fit them, and more. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including stars like Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Drew Barrymore, and more, have come out as bisexual, pansexual, sexually fluid, or queer, and it’s a big, big deal for bi visibility.
While a number of stars have only recently felt comfortable coming forward about their sexuality, others — like Thandie Newton — have been proudly proclaiming their sexuality for years. Thandie Newton reflected on sexuality with The Advocate back in 2008, musing that there’s no difference between being with a man or a woman. “We’re all potentially bisexual; it all depends on your circle, your upbringing, and all kinds of things,” she said. “Or maybe I’m just talking about myself. I could’ve easily fallen in love with a woman over a man.”
Drew Barrymore parsed her words even less, in an interview with Contact back in 2003. “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual,” the actress said.
And Kesha shared Newton’s feelings in an interview with Seventeen in 2013. “I don’t love just men. I love people,” the singer said. “It’s not about a gender. It’s just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you’re with.”
Love is love is love, and no matter who you love and who you’re with, we love love and honor love in all its forms. Ahead, discover 50 celebrities who have spoken up about not identifying as straight — and how they identify instead.
A version of this article was originally published September 2019.