6 Celebrities Who Became More Famous After Coming Out

When the internet and social media have bloomed in recent decades, many misunderstanding issues of humans have also been publicized worldwide and critically solved. And people around the world today are significantly raising their voices in criticizing sexism. No matter who they are or how they identify, the LGBT+ community is breaking down barriers with their powerful visibility and showing the world that they are able to be who they actually are and successful at whatever they wish to do.
And we all agree that some LGBT+ celebrities have been the leading people in the efforts of defining their identity. These celebrities have been contributing to the world’s awareness of gender choice by publicizing their stories and calling on everyone to support the LGBT+ community. Surprisingly, while some celebrities have taken advantage of their fame to support the community, some are more popular after revealing their gender identity
Let's take a look at 6 celebs who became more famous thanks to being bravely open about their gender.

#1 Sam Smith

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It’s no doubt that Sam Smith is considered one of the most famous singers worldwide. Especially, "Stay With Me" did touch our hearts. So we were glad to hear that Sam had eventually won their battle with themselves. The Grammy Award-winning artist finally came out as genderqueer, saying:
"After a lifetime of being at war with my gender, I've decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out. I'm so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I've been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but [expletative] it!"

#2 Jonathan Van Ness

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Johnathan Van Ness, who is one of the greatest crusaders for LGBTQ rights, has been at the forefront of the movement since the beginning. Van Ness really got into people's faces, but, when Queer Eye was rebooted in 2018. 
Still, Van Ness has been rocking some daring outfits on the red carpet, drawing all eyes to the person who is, in Van Ness' own words: "gender nonconforming".
"I'm gender nonconforming. Like, some days I feel like a man, but then other days I feel like a woman."
And there's more:
"I think that a lot of times gender is used to separate and divide. It's this social construct that I don't really feel like I fit into the way I used to."

#3 Janelle Monáe

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Janelle Monáe is one of the most influential actresses and singers of her generation. Monáe is known for starring in some pretty darn influential films, such as Hidden Figures and Moonlight...
Monáe is also famous for recently coming out as non-binary. In January, Monáe tweeted this photo, confirming that Monáe was actually non-binary. Let go, Janelle!

#4 Ruby Rose

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Ruby Rose’s short film about gender fluidity broke the internet a few years ago. Rose said about their own experience:
"I feel like I'm a boy, but I don't feel like I should've been born with different parts of my body or anything like that." (Instagram | @rubyrose)
"I feel like it's just all in how I dress and how I talk and how I look and feel, and that makes me happy... I really sit in a more neutral place, which I'm grateful for as well."

#5 Brigette Lundy-Paine

Stars Who Become More Famous After DebutSource: Instagram | @briiiiiiiiiig

Recently, Brigette Lundy-Paine came out with their true gender identity. In their own words:
"I'm non-binary, always felt a lil bit boy, lil bit girl, lil bit neither. using they/them as of late n it feels right."
"scary af to come out n been rly putting this off. But I feel I owe it to myself and to all of us who struggle w gender. If you're NB comment and celebrate yourself! u r beautiful and u r whole."

#6 Amandla Stenberg

Stars Who Become More Famous After DebutSource: Instagram | @amandlasponsored

Amandla Stenberg first broke out as Rue in The Hunger Games, and now the gay actor has, even more, to show the world about coming out as non-binary a few years ago... And when Stenberg was criticized for using non-binary pronouns, the actor said:
"I'm allowed to explore myself and how I see myself in the world however the [expletive] I want,"
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