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15 Celebs Who Came Out As Trans or Nonbinary in 2021
You know the old saying, every time someone comes out as trans, an angel gets their wings!
Well, this year, we got a lot more angels. When people in the public eye come out as trans it also gives other people who might be questioning or exploring their gender permission to try things out, and hope that they can also become their true self.
Thanks to these celebs who came out as trans or nonbinary this year, we've got a lot of inspiration to go around.
1. Demi Lovato
Superstar singer and actor Demi Lovato came out as nonbinary this year, changing their pronouns to they/them. "I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering."
2. Emma Corrin
The Crown star came out as queer this year, and also updated her pronouns, saying they use both she and they. The 25-year-old Golden Globe winner also shared that sometimes they wear binders, which are compression garments often worn by trans and nonbinary people to alleviate chest dysphoria.
3. Gigi Goode
Good had first come out as genderfluid during her season on RuPaul's Drag Race, and this year, came out as a trans and nonbinary person who uses she/her pronouns. She also announced that she is on hormone replacement therapy and got facial feminization surgery.
4. Hikaru Utada
The Japanese singer, famous around the world for their theme songs for Kingdom Hearts, came out as nonbinary, saying they prefer the prefix "Mys." to Ms. or Mr.
5. Hugh Sheridan
Australian actor Hugh Sheridan came out as nonbinary, saying that they don't really like labels, saying, "I chose zero labels for no other reason except the exclusion, limitations, separation, I believe are all one, deeeeep down."
6. Laganja Estranja
RuPaul's Drag Race season 6 alum Laganja Estranja opened up about being a trans woman and said she's never been happier. "I'm able to come off stage and take my makeup off and still see a beautiful woman in the mirror. It's powerful," she said.
7. Lennon Torres
Dance Moms alum Lennon Torres shared that she's transitioning and uses she/they pronouns. "Life update: I'm transitioning! That means I'm transgender if you didn't know," she said in a TikTok. "My pronouns are they/she which means that they or she are totally fine, and I'm just hopping on here to tell you that I'm going to be posting more on TikTok and I'm excited about it and I don't know why I'm doing all these awkward moves because I'm rusty!"
8. Lux Pascal
Pedro Pascal's sister, who is also an actor, came out as trans and was immediately met with support from her brother, who posted a picture of her on the cover of Chilean magazine Revista Ya with the caption "my sister, my heart, our Lux."
9. Mae Martin
The Feel Good star came out as nonbinary and bisexual in April, and then worked their gender identity and coming out story into the second season of their Netflix show.
10. Nats Getty
Designer and member of the Getty family Nats Getty came out as trans and nonbinary, revealing that they got top surgery. Their partner, Gigi Gorgeous, is a trans woman.
11. Nikki Hiltz
Champion middle-distance runner Nikki Hitlz announced they are nonbinary on Trans Day of Visibility this year. "The best way I can explain my gender is as fluid," they said. "Sometimes I wake up feeling like a powerful queen and other days I wake up feeling as if I'm just a guy being a dude, and other times I identify outside of the gender binary entirely."
12. Tommy Dorfman
The 13 Reasons Why star came out as a trans woman this year, saying that she'd been living that way for a year before introducing herself to the world.
13. Cara Cunningham
The woman behind the viral "Leave Britney Alone" video was not only completely vindicated this year when news about Britney Spears' conservatorship, but also came out as trans and started transitioning.
14. Lio Tipton
The actor and model opened up about their sexuality and gender in 2021, saying that they use they/them pronouns, and identify as queer and nonbinary.
15. Shakina Nayfack
Connecting... and Difficult People star Shakina Nayfack came out as nonbinary in May, saying that they've always felt the identity was implicit in their transness. Her pronouns are still she/her, but she also is fine with they/them.