This year, as with many others, was all about honoring your truth. No one understands this experience more than the multitude of stars who celebrated their pride by standing in solidarity with their fellow members of the LGBTQ community.
Scroll down to see which celebrities came out in 2018.
1. Amandla Stenberg
The Hate U Give actress came out as gay in a June interview for Wonderland.
2. Tessa Thompson
The Creed star came out as bisexual in an interview with Porter magazine in June.
3. Lucas Hedges
In discussing where he falls on the spectrum with Vulture in September, the Boy Erased actor identified himself as "not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual."
4. Anna Akana
The Ant-Man performer came out as queer in an acceptance speech at the Streamy Awards in October.
5. Andrea Russett
The Sickhouse star revealed for the first time in a letter via social media that she came out as bisexual four years prior.
6. Garrett Clayton
The Reach entertainer came out as gay in an Instagram post announcing his relationship with screenwriter Blake Knight.
7. Janelle Monáe
The Dirty Computer musician revealed she identifies as pansexual in a cover story for Rolling Stone in April.
The “Hideaway” artist came out as bisexual in October for National Coming Out Day.
In speaking to The Line of Best Fit, the singer-songwriter admitted she’s “never” just been attracted to men or women, nor has she "felt the need to tell anyone that I’m bisexual."
10. Rina Sawayama
During an August 2018 interview with Broadly, the Japanese-born songstress revealed she identifies as both bisexual and pansexual.
11. Nico Tortorella
The model and actor came out as gender fluid during a conversation with Drag Race alum Trinity Taylor.
12. Brendon Urie
The Panic! at the Disco singer came out as pansexual in an interview with Paper magazine in July.
13. Joey Pollari
The Love, Simon star publicly identified himself as gay in a March interview with The Advocate.
14. Jake Choi
The Single Parents actor came out as sexually fluid to grooming publication very good light in September.
15. Zander Hodgson
The Internet personality star came out as gay in a YouTube video in April.
16. Josie Totah
The Glee star came out as transgender in an August profile for TIME.
17. Paris Jackson
In July, the daughter of the late music icon Michael Jackson revealed for the first time that she told her family of her fluid sexuality at 14.
18. Lee Pace
The actor was forced to address speculations concerning his sexuality in a March interview with W magazine, in which he stated, “I’ve dated men [and] I’ve dated men."
19. Cory Michael Smith
The 1985 star came out as queer in conversation with The Daily Beast.
20. Sasha Lane
The Miseducation of Cameron Post actress came out as queer during a Sundance press event in January.
21. Kevin McHale
The Glee star came out as gay via Facebook Live in May.
22. Jake Borelli
The Grey’s Anatomy star came out as gay following the airing of a groundbreaking gay male romance scene involving his character and Alex Landi’s on the show in November.
23. Max Bemis
The Say Anything frontman told fans of his being “bi-ish or queer” in a sentimental letter via Facebook in August.
24. Alyson Stoner
The professional dancer came out as bisexual in an essay written for Teen Vogue in March.
25. Matty Healy
The lead vocalist of 1975 told Shortlist in November that he is attracted to men — though “not in a carnal, sexual way” — and that he’s also desired to kiss another man.
26. Rita Ora
After apologizing for the seemingly harmful lyrics of her hit song “Girls” over the summer, the pop star clarified her solidarity with the LGBTQ community by coming out as bisexual.
27. Jason Mraz
The “I’m Yours” musician came out as bisexual in an interview with New York Post in June.
28. Jaden Smith
The son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith apparently came out as gay during Camp Flog Gnaw in November by informing the audience of his secret relationship with fellow rapper, Tyler, the Creator.
29. Abbi Jacobson
The Broad City performer came out as bisexual in an April interview with Vanity Fair.
30. Betty Who
The Australian singer took to Instagram in October to open up about being “in relationships with both men and women."
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