Bi visibility has been increasing in Hollywood — and beyond — in 2023!
Although we’ve come a long way in years past, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in order for bisexual people to feel fully and wholly accepted as a part of society and the LGBTQ+ community (bi erasure, especially against men, is, unfortunately, still a thing y’all).
Lucky for us, plenty of folks in the highly visible entertainment industry have decided to share their truths with the world and are helping make it easier for everyone, especially other bi folks, to be their most authentic selves!
To celebrate the B in the LGBTQ+ community, here are 9 bisexual celebs who came out this year and who are helping to make the world a more open and accepting place!
Lil Nas X
Though the Grammy-winning rapper has been out as gay for years, in January, X opened up on Twitter about possibly identifying as bisexual.
“Be fr would y’all be mad at me if I thought I was a little bisexual,” he tweeted.
Though he is famous for trolling and joking around on the internet, X followed up that tweet, saying, “That was my last time coming out the closet I promise.”
The beloved actress and former Community star casually and publicly came out as bisexual in February while filming a video for BuzzFeed with hubby Dave Franco.
“Listen, I am bisexual for a reason, and that reason is strictly to be used in a threesome by Dave Franco and Alison Brie,” a Franco said in the video, reading a tweet from a fan.
After giving each other high fives, Brie revealed, “That’s also why I’m bisexual!”
The UFC flyweight division fighter publicly came out as bisexual in March after an unfortunate incident where an intimate video of Molina with another man leaked online.
“Welp… this f*cking sucks. TLDR: I’m bi. Not the way I wanted to do this, but the chance to do it when I was ready was taken from me,” he said in a statement on social media following the leak. “I’ve tried to keep my dating life private from social media. I’ve dated girls my whole life and suppressed feelings I had throughout high school being on the wrestling team, throughout college pursuing MMA, and even after making part of the dream happen and getting into the UFC.”
“I’m a pretty masculine dude and that bro-y banter and [suspect] sense of humor has always been how I am. The thought of my buddies, teammates, and [people] I look up to looking at me different, let alone treating me different, for something I can’t control was something I couldn’t fathom. In a sport like this where a majority of the fans being the homophobic c*cksuckers they are, I didn’t see myself doing this during this part of my career. I wanted to be known for my skills and what I’ve dedicated the last 11 years of my life to not and not the ‘bi UFC fighter’ that I’m sure would just be translated to ‘gay UFC fighter.'”
The City Girls rapper confirmed her bisexuality — and her ongoing flirtationship with fellow emcee Megan Thee Stallion — in a May episode of Jason Lee’s Revolt show.
After saying she’d “smash” Thee Stallion while a game of “Smash or Pass,” Lee asked Miami of she had ever slept with women before, to which she replied:
“Sexually I have been with a woman before. I love it. I really do like girls, [but] I won’t be in a relationship with a girl.”
In June, the former Bachelorette contestant came out as bisexual after having previously identified as pansexual. He also revealed that he is in a relationship with a man named David.
“I believe my upbringing, in the homeschooled Christian niche that we were brought up in, stayed with me, both consciously and unconsciously, for years after leaving home for college,” he said. “I always knew as an early teen I was different sexually, I just don’t think I had the vocabulary to articulate what the difference was.”
The Bravolebrity, of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Orange County fame, publicly came out as bisexual in a June episode of RHOC, revealing she was in a five-year relationship with another woman before she got married to her first husband Russell Armstrong.
“Most people are surprised to find out that I’m bisexual probably just because of stereotypes,” she explained in the episode. “I mean, it’s not something I broadcast, but I’m open to all people who have great souls that you can love.”
The Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Let’s Make a Deal star came out as pansexual during an August interview with People Magazine.
“In doing my research, both with myself and just with the world, I couldn’t say if I was bisexual, because I had to really see what that was, especially because I really have not gotten a chance to act on anything,” he said. “So, I came to pansexual because – and I know that I’m completely messing up the dictionary meaning – but to me, pan means being able to be attracted to anyone who identifies as gay, straight, bi, [transgender], or non-binary. Being able to be attracted across the board. And, I think, at least for me for right now, that is the proper place. I took pan to mean that not only can I be attracted to any of these people or types physically, but I could be attracted to the person that is there.”
The Big Brother and The Challenge star publicly came out as bisexual in an August episode of The Challenge: USA. During an interview with Us Weekly, the reality TV star further explained his experiences prior to coming out:
“When I went on national television for the first time, I was like, ‘Let me definitely bottle this up inside.’ And by doing that, I kind of showed, like, that really aggressive athletic side of me. And I never got to also show the softer side of me, which I feel came from suppressing that again.”
He also told the publication that fellow Big Brother alum Frankie Grande and fitness influencer Shaun T helped him process his feelings and gather the courage to come out.
“They really kind of helped me along the way,” he revealed. “They knew way before everybody else.”