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A growing number of celebrities have opened up about being attracted to more than one gender.
Some identify as bisexual (Halsey, Lili Reinhart) or pansexual (Janelle Monáe, Miley Cyrus).
Other stars prefer to identify as queer, while still more forgo labels for a more fluid approach.
Ciara Applebaum contributed to a previous version of this article.
Cardi B opened up about her bisexuality when she was accused of "queerbaiting."
The Grammy-winning rapper hit back at accusations of "queerbaiting" after she released a sensual music video with Normani for their 2021 single "Wild Side."
"I'm married to a man but I have [expressed] soo much about my bisexuality and my experiences [with] girls," she wrote on Twitter, referring to her husband Offset.
"I don't like this new 'queer baiting' word," she continued, arguing that it pressures celebrities to show proof of their sexual experiences if they express queer themes in their art.
Baby Queen told Insider that she's bisexual, but isn't attached to any particular label.
Baby Queen wrote her breakout hit "Want Me" about having a crush on "Killing Eve" star Jodie Comer.
Asked about this inspiration in 2021, the singer-songwriter told Insider that she's still exploring her sexuality.
"I'm going to be honest. I don't know," she said. "I'm fine for other people to know that I don't know, because I don't think anyone knows. I'd say, like, bisexual — but also, I just don't know. I feel like I need to figure it out. I need to go speed dating."
During a subsequent interview with Insider in 2022, Baby Queen revealed that she is open to dating people of all genders, though she hasn't had much luck using apps like Raya.
"It's horrific," she joked. "All the guys are looking for blonde influencer girls... I don't fit into that. And all the girls are looking for rich football players. No one has matched with me."
Dove Cameron says she's "super queer."
In a 2021 interview with the Gay Times, Dove Cameron said it felt important to speak candidly with fans about her sexuality.
"I've hinted about my sexuality for years while being afraid to spell it out for everybody," she said.
"I went on Instagram Live and said 'Guys, I really needed to explain something to you. Maybe I haven't said it, but I'm super queer," she continued. "This is something I want to represent through my music because it's who I am."
Bebe Rexha says she's open to dating "whoever inspires" her.
"What I believe about sexuality is this: it's a scale," she said, adding that she considers herself "fluid."
"Until I find 'the one,' I can't just say what I am. I just want to find someone I love and who loves me – and I don't care if that's a boy or a girl," she said.
Rexha, who is currently dating filmmaker Keyan Safyari, added that she has fallen in love with women in the past.
Lili Reinhart came out as bisexual on Instagram.
"Although I've never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman," Reinhart wrote on her Instagram story.
Along with the announcement, she shared a poster for an "LGBTQ+ for #BlackLivesMatter" protest in West Hollywood, California, and encouraged her fans to come along.
She added, "And I will be joining this protest today. Come join."
Demi Lovato is pansexual and said they feel "too queer" to be with a cisgender man.
"I'm so fluid now, and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was, like, super closeted off," Lovato said. When Rogan asked whether they like women or men, Lovato replied: "Yeah, anything, really."
Lovato, who identifies as non-binary, has also said they feel "too queer" to be involved with cisgender men going forward.
"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," Lovato said after calling off their engagement with Max Ehrich after two months.
Tyler, the Creator has songs about relationships with men and women.
Tyler, the Creator has generally declined to define his sexuality, but the rapper has written lyrics about his attraction to both men and women.
Throughout his Grammy-winning album "Igor," for example, Tyler grapples with the end of a same-sex relationship.
"I like girls," he told GQ in 2019. "I just end up fucking their brother every time."
Frank Ocean's song "Chanel" has been widely interpreted as a "bisexual anthem."
Ocean famously shared an open letter about his sexuality mere days before his debut album, 2012's "Channel Orange," was set to drop.
"4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too," he wrote on Tumblr. "By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love. It changed my life."
Many songs on the album — as well as its follow-up, 2016's "Blonde" — see Ocean using male pronouns to address his lovers. However, he has never used a label to publicly define his sexuality, and many more of his lyrics reference an attraction to women.
Ocean's 2017 single "Chanel" is widely interpreted as an allegory for bisexuality: "My guy pretty like a girl / And he got fight stories to tell / I see both sides like Chanel / C on both sides like Chanel," he sings in the hook.
Miley Cyrus identifies as pansexual.
"I'm very open about it — I'm pansexual," Cyrus told Elle magazine in 2015.
More recently, Cyrus has spoken openly about her fluid approach to gender and sexuality.
"A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person," she told Vanity Fair in February. "What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I'm in love with exists on almost a spiritual level. It has nothing to do with sexuality."
"Relationships and partnerships in a new generation — I don't think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender," she continued. "Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships."
Tayla Parx is bisexual.
Parx is currently in a relationship with a woman, but told Insider that she prefers to write songs without gender-specific pronouns.
"I've always been a fan of keeping things gender neutral, honestly," she said," because of the fact that I'm bi, so sometimes my song is about a boy, sometimes it's about a girl."
"I really like keeping it inclusive," Parx continued. "I really love when somebody can come up to me and say, 'I went through this with my partner,' whoever that partner is — whether it's a him or her, or whatever their pronoun is."
Victoria Monét came out as bisexual in 2018.
Shortly after the release of Ariana Grande's hit single "Thank U, Next," which Monét cowrote, she clarified her sexuality on Twitter.
"I want everyone to know that I'm single (since people wanna pretend I'm not) and make imaginary rules for me," she wrote. "I secretly and respectfully went through a difficult break up this summer but enough is enough."
"I also like girls. Thank U, Next. Bye," Monét added,
The "Jaguar" singer later described her coming out experience as "a buttercup version because I was really lucky."
"It should feel more warm for everybody," she told Billboard. "I think we should make people more comfortable."
Barbie Ferreira identifies as queer.
"In my private life, it's been going on for a long time. I obviously don't really identify as a straight woman ever in my life, but I feel like now I'm really in my queerness," she said. "I'm in LA living my 'L Word' life. Isn't it amazing?"
Jameela Jamil came out as queer on Twitter.
Jamil clarified her sexuality after receiving backlash for her role on HBO Max's upcoming voguing competition series, "Legendary."
The actor and body-positivity advocate shared a statement, captured in screenshots of notes she had typed out on her phone. The tweet has since been deleted.
"Twitter is brutal," Jamil wrote. "This is why I never officially came out as queer. I added a rainbow to my name when I felt ready a few years ago, as it's not easy within the south Asian community to be accepted, and I always answered honestly if ever straight-up asked about it on Twitter."
"But I kept it low because I was scared of the pain of being accused of performative bandwagon jumping, over something that caused me a lot of confusion, fear, and turmoil when I was a kid," the statement read.
Tove Lo says her sexuality is fluid.
Tove Lo has sung about ill-fated relationships with men, like her famous smash hit "Habits (Stay High)," and with women, like her 2019 Alma collaboration "Bad as the Boys."
"For me, sexuality is a fluid thing and it's hard to be just the one way," she told NME in 2019. "But maybe that's just because I like both [genders]."
Brendon Urie says being married to a woman doesn't negate his pansexuality.
The Panic! at the Disco frontman opened up about his sexuality in a 2018 interview with Paper magazine.
"I'm married to a woman and I'm very much in love with her but I'm not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person," he said.
"Yeah, I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don't care. If a person is great, then a person is great. I just like good people, if your heart's in the right place. I'm definitely attracted to men. It's just people that I am attracted to."
Megan Fox publicly came out as bisexual in 2009.
The "Jennifer's Body" actress first opened up about her sexuality in 2008, when she revealed that she'd had a crush on a woman.
"I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes," she told GQ. "I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl."
The following year, Fox elaborated in a cover story for Esquire.
"I think people are born bisexual and they make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society," she said. "I have no question in my mind about being bisexual."
Singer-songwriter mxmtoon says her bisexuality informs her music.
The "Prom Dress" singer told Insider that many of her love songs are gender-neutral by design.
"There's not enough songs in the world where people can listen to it, and it doesn't have any sort of gender to it, and it doesn't say like, 'Boy-oy-oy,'" she said.
"So I think that it's nice for me to be able to think about that, because heck, who knows what could happen in the future? Maybe I'll like someone else. I just think songs should exist for anyone."
YUNGBLUD says he has a "very fluid" approach to sexuality.
YUNGBLUD, real name Dominic Harrison, appeared on the cover of Attitude magazine's September 2019 issue.
"I am more straight," he said in the cover story. "[But if] I walked down the street and met a fucking bloke tomorrow, or a trans person, you never know. It's about connection. I'm very fluid about it."
"If I fell in love with a trans person, it's just the way it is. It's on a deeper level. It doesn't matter what you've got. It's not about having a dick or a pussy."
Amandla Stenberg identifies as gender non-binary and pansexual.
"Gender and sexuality are so fluid. It's OK to change your mind a million times and figure out what works for you. It's OK to take your time," Stenberg told Seventeen magazine in 2018.
"I love that we have this umbrella term of 'queer,' and so many things can exist underneath it, but I realized that part of my journey was hiding underneath that umbrella, because I was scared — on a personal and a public level — to confront what I was."
"It was easier for me to say 'I'm bi' or "I'm pan' as I was figuring it out," they continued. "But I came to a place where I felt really proud of my sexuality, and I decided I wanted to share that pride."
Julianne Hough says she told her husband she's "not straight."
In an interview with Women's Health Magazine, Hough said she told her husband that she wasn't straight, which many fans interpreted as her speaking out against bisexual-erasure.
"I [told him], 'You know I'm not straight, right?'" Hough said to Women's Health. "And he was like, 'I'm sorry, what?' I was like, 'I'm not. But I choose to be with you.'"
Actress Bella Thorne originally identified as bisexual, but recently realized she's pansexual.
Bella Thorne simply tweeted "yes" to a fan asking whether or not she's bisexual in 2016.
While promoting her new book in 2019, Thorne said she's "actually a pansexual" during an interview on "Good Morning America."
"I didn't know that," Thorne said. "And somebody explained to me really thoroughly what that is: You like beings. You like what you like. Doesn't have to be a girl, or a guy — a he, a she, a they, a this, or that. It's literally, you like personality."
Willow Smith spoke on mom Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk" show about being attracted to both men and women.
When asked about potentially being part of a "throuple" (a relationship between three people), Smith said she could see herself being with a man and woman at the same time.
"I love men and women equally and so I would definitely want one man, one woman," Smith said on "Red Table Talk." "I feel like I could be polyfidelitous with those two people."
Halsey actively fights against bisexual erasure.
"I'm a young, bisexual woman, and I've spent a large part of my life trying to validate myself — to my friends, to my family, to myself — trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase; it's not part of some confusion that's going to change or could be manipulated," the Grammy-nominated singer said while accepting the GLAAD award for Outstanding Musician in 2018.
Halsey is currently in a relationship with a man, Alev Aydin, though many of her songs use female pronouns to address a love interest, such as "Strangers," "Bad At Love," "Wipe Your Tears," and "Honey."
Comedian, YouTube star, and late night host Lilly Singh came out on Twitter as bisexual.
In February 2019, Singh tweeted a checklist of identifiers: Female, colored, bisexual.
"Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time," Singh wrote. "But now I'm fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many 'boxes' you check, I encourage you to do the same."
In 2018, singer Daya came out as bisexual with a lengthy post on Instagram, shortly after National Coming Out Day.
"Follow your gut and don't feel like you owe any sort of explanation to anyone," Daya wrote. "Your sexuality is yours only so build with it at a pace that works for you. I'm proud to be a bisexual member of the LGBTQ community with a girl I love who makes me feel more like me every day."
Daya added that she has received plenty of support and "though it wasn't always easy I also recognize how privileged I am to have had so much of it, so I especially wanna be there for those of u who aren't surrounded by the most accepting family/friends/communities."
Lucas Hedges says he's "not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual."
Hedge's stars as the titular character in 2018's "Boy Erased," whose parents send him to conversion therapy after he comes out as gay.
"I owe it to this part to speak as honestly as possible," Hedges told Vulture in an interview about the film. "In the early stages of my life, some of the people I was most infatuated with were my closest male friends. That was the case through high school, and I think I was always aware that while for the most part I was attracted to women, I existed on a spectrum."
Singer and songwriter Jason Mraz thinks "two-spirit" is the best identifier for his sexuality.
After penning a poem for Billboard Magazine during 2018's Pride Month, Mraz got some attention for the line: "I am bi your side."
"Honestly, I didn't realize it was going to be so telling," Mraz told Billboard. "But I've had experiences with men, even while I was dating the woman who became my wife. It was like, 'Wow, does that mean I am gay?' And my wife laid it out for me. She calls it 'two spirit,' which is what the Native Americans call someone who can love both man and woman. I really like that."
Tessa Thompson opened up about her fluid sexuality in a 2018 interview.
"Westworld" and "Avengers: Endgame" star Tessa Thompson told Net-a-Porter that she's attracted to both men and women.
"I can take things for granted because of my family – it's so free and you can be anything that you want to be," Thompson said. "I'm attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don't even have to have the discussion."
Thompson's "Westworld" co-star Evan Rachel Wood came out as bisexual in 2012, though said more recently she prefers the term "queer."
Wood came out as bisexual in a tweet in 2012 saying, "I myself am bisexual and have always 'joked' about Miley giving me gay vibes. Not a bad thing! Just an observation."
She is an advocate for bisexual awareness, and told a fan on Twitter once that labels are tricky.
"I prefer 'queer,'" Wood said in 2013. "Bisexual works too except I don't exclude transgender people. This is why labels are tricky."
Janelle Monáe first identified as bisexual, but has since come out as pansexual.
"Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women — I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf---er," Monáe said in a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone.
As the article makes clear, Monae first identified as bisexual. "But then later I read about pansexuality and was like, 'Oh, these are things that I identify with too,'" Monae said. "I'm open to learning more about who I am."
Paris Jackson prefers not to label herself, and said she came out when she was 14.
Jackson identifies as part of the LGBTQ community and has mentioned crushing on girls in magazine interviews, but she prefers not to be called bisexual.
"I'm not bisexual," Jackson wrote on an Instagram post. "I just love people for people. I don't label myself so please don't label me. Thank you!"
Kristen Stewart has dated both men and women.
"You're not confused if you're bisexual," she told The Guardian in 2017. "It's not confusing at all. For me, it's quite the opposite."
Stewart also spoke to the complexity that comes with having her sexuality in the spotlight.
"I mean, it's hard to talk about," Steward said. "I don't want to seem presumptuous, because everyone has their own experience. The whole issue of sexuality is so grey. I'm just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that greyness, which has always existed. But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it."
In 2015, Michelle Rodriguez said she's sexually attracted to both men and women.
"I've gone both ways. I do as I please," the "Fast and Furious" and "Avatar" star said to Entertainment Weekly. "I am too fucking curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks."
When asked later about the decision to open up about her love life, Rodriquez told Latina Magazine: "I'm getting older. Eventually it's going to wrinkle up and I'm not going to be able to use it. I wanted to be honest about who I am and see what happens."
Musician and actor Keiynan Lonsdale prefers not to label himself, but says he's "not straight."
"I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, and I like guys (yes), I like growing, I like learning, I like who I am and I really like who I'm becoming," the "Love, Simon" star wrote in an Instagram post last year.
"I said, I'm not straight," Lonsdale told EW when asked about his coming out story. with his friends. "I don't really label myself as anything. I have been in love with guys and I have been in love with girls. That's me."
Drew Barrymore came out in 2003, and keeps her romantic life private.
Over a decade ago, Drew Barrymore came out in an interview in Contact Magazine, saying, "Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual."
"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."
Amber Heard came out as bisexual years ago, but has since stated she prefers not to be labeled.
"I don't identify as anything," Heard told Allure in 2017. "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. I [was] holding her hand, and I realized that I have two options: I can let go of her hand and, when asked about it, I can say that my private life is my private life. Or I could not let go and own it."
It was when Heard decided to "own it" back in 2010 that the bisexual label first came into play, though she's since decided against using the term.
"It's limiting, that LGBTQ thing," she told Allure. "It served a function as an umbrella for marginalized people to whom rights were being denied, but it loses its efficacy because of the nuanced nature of humanity [...] I don't care how many letters you add. At some point, it's going to spell 'WE ARE HUMAN.'"
Alia Shawkat identifies as bisexual.
"I was a tomboy growing up, and I remember my mom asking me when I was 10, 'Are you attracted to boys or girls?' I said 'I don't know,'" Shawkat told Out Magazine. "Now I consider myself bisexual, and I think balancing my male and female energies has been a big part of me growing as an actor."
Daniel Newman came out as bisexual in 2017.
In 2017, "The Walking Dead" star came out as bisexual to his fans on social media and promoted the hashtag #OutandProud with supportive messages about visibility within the LGBTQ community.
Pop star Lauren Jauregui came out in a 2016 political op-ed.
Jauregui came out as bisexual in a 2016 Billboard op-ed piece, writing, "I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it."
The following year, the former Fifth Harmony member collaborated with Halsey on her song "Strangers," a pop duet about an ill-fated same-sex romance. The lyrics initially had both artists singing about an unnamed "he."
"Then I got a text from her: 'Hey, babe, you can totally shut this down, but I was thinking we could switch the pronouns,'' Jauregui told Out Magazine. "I was like, 'B----, I was thinking the same thing!'"
Record mogul Clive Davis came out as bisexual in his 2013 memoir.
The legendary record producer came out as bisexual in his memoir, "The Soundtrack Of My Life."
"The adage is that you're either straight or gay or lying, but that's not my experience," Davis wrote. "To call me anything other than bisexual would be inaccurate."
Kesha says gender doesn't play a role in who she's attracted to.
Kesha says she prefers not to use labels, but told Seventeen Magazine, "I don't love just men. I love people. It's not about a gender. It's just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you're with."
Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie came out as bisexual in 2009.
When The Advocate asked the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman about her bisexual past and why it wasn't a "trendy" thing for her, she said, "The funny thing is that I was very open and honest about that from the very beginning, and everyone was acting like it was some new trend. Go back four or five years, people, and you'll see the same answer."
Actor Alan Cumming is so tired of discussing his bisexuality in interviews that he created a FAQ answer on his website.
In 2015, Cumming told The Advocate, "My sexuality has never been black and white; it's always been gray. I'm with a man, but I haven't closed myself off to the fact that I'm still sexually attracted to women."
Now he's added a section about his sexuality to the FAQ on his website.
"I'm not here to change people's minds about whether they believe in bisexuality," it reads. "All I'm saying is that I think my sexuality and most people's sexuality is gray. I am married to a man. I have a healthy sexual appetite and a healthy imagination. I also have an attraction to women. I've never lost it, actually."
Aubrey Plaza said she falls in love with both girls and guys.
Plaza spoke about her fluid sexuality during a 2016 interview with The Advocate.
"I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there's something masculine about my energy," Plaza said, when asked if women ever flirt with her.
"Girls are into me — that's no secret. Hey, I'm into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can't help it."
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong spoke about being bisexual in a 1995 interview.
"I think I've always been bisexual," Armstrong said in a 1995 interview with The Advocate.
"I mean, it's something that I've always been interested in. I think people are born bisexual, and it's just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling of 'Oh, I can't.' They say it's taboo. It's ingrained in our heads that it's bad, when it's not bad at all. It's a very beautiful thing."
Shannon Purser came out as bisexual on social media.
The "Stranger Things" actress came out as bisexual on Twitter.
"I don't normally do this, but I figure now is as good a time as any to get personal," Purser wrote. "I've only just recently come out as bisexual to my family and friends. It's something I am still processing and trying to understand and I don't like talking about it too much. I'm very very new to the LGBT community."
"The Voice" and "American Idol" alum Frenchie Davis has dated both men and women.
"I wasn't out before the relationship, but I wasn't in," Davis said in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I dated men and women, though lesbians weren't feeling the bisexual thing. Now I'm in love with a woman I think I can be with forever."
Sara Ramirez identifies as queer and non-binary.
The "Grey's Anatomy" star came out as queer during a speech at True Colors Fund's 40 to None Summit.
"So many of our youth experiencing homelessness are youth whose lives touch on many intersections — whether they be gender identity, gender expression, race, class, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship status," they said.
"Because of the intersections that exist in my own life: woman, multi-racial woman, woman of color, queer, bisexual, Mexican-Irish American, immigrant, and raised by families heavily rooted in Catholicism on both my Mexican and Irish sides, I am deeply invested in projects that allow our youth's voices to be heard."
Ramirez has since come out as non-binary.
Cara Delevingne has spoken about the stigma surrounding bisexuality.
After talking openly about being with men and women, the "Suicide Squad" actress and model has expressed frustration about the way some people misidentify her as gay.
"A lot of the friends I have who are straight have such an old way of thinking," Delevingne said in an interview for Glamour. "It's 'So you're just gay, right?' [They] don't understand it. [If] I'm like, 'Oh, I really like this guy,' [they're like], 'But you're gay.' I'm like, 'No, you're so annoying!'"
Comedian Margaret Cho came out as bisexual early in her career and continues to advocate for bi visibility.
Cho said in a 2018 interview with Huffington Post that she's not sure if bisexual is necessarily the right word, "because that indicates that there's only two genders, and I don't believe that."
"I've been with people all across the spectrum of gender and who have all kinds of different expressions of gender, so it's so hard to say," she continued. "Maybe 'pansexual' is technically the more correct term but I like 'bisexual' because it's kind of '70s. [Laughs] There's something very chic about that word and I guess that's probably the right one for me."
Sia identifies as queer, and says she's dated both men and women.
Sia came out as queer in August 2013, tweeting, "I'm queer. I don't really identify as a lesbian because I've dated predominantly men. But I've certainly dated women."
"True Blood" star Anna Paquin came out in a recorded PSA in 2010.
She's been married to her co-star Stephen Moyer for eight years, and several times has had to make it clear that being married to a man doesn't make her any less bisexual.
"Proud to be a happily married bisexual mother," Pacquin tweeted in 2014. "Marriage is about love not gender."
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Stephanie Beatriz wrote about her bisexuality in an essay for GQ.
I'm bi, and I'm getting married this fall," Beatriz wrote in 2018. "I'm choosing to get married because this particular person brings out the best in me. This person happens to be a man. I'm still bi."
She continued: "I've chosen to use that platform to speak openly about my bi-ness, because of other people who may feel invisible and unsure of whether or not to come out as bisexual."
Ezra Miller came out as queer in 2012.
"The way I would choose to identify myself wouldn't be gay," Miller said to The Daily Beast in 2012. "I've been attracted mostly to 'shes,' but I've been with many people and I'm open to love wherever it can be found."
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