This year, bi visibility has been increasing in Hollywood — and beyond!
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 11 bi celebs who came out this year and who are helping to make the world a more open and accepting place!
"Growing up I always thought maybe a little bit bi-curious. And I've only ever dated straight people, but growing up I did have crushes on girls that I went to school with," she told one of her castmates at the time. "Before I came here [on the show], I was out at a party and I met a girl and we ended up hooking up. It just felt natural."
"Since I have not publicly said this in a post, I wanted say that I am bisexual," Fredericks wrote at the time. "When I was younger I thought I was straight, because I was more attracted to women, and I didn't know there were more options besides gay and straight. So I just assumed I was straight. I am privileged and have never been discriminated against for my sexuality or ashamed of it. I'm truly sorry for any of you who have been, and I hope it gets better."
"I'll probably lose some fans over this post, but that's fine with me."
"For my Republican colleagues, and anyone else who matters, yeah, I'm bisexual," he wrote. "Am I committing crimes?? If so come get me. Let us ALL live with dignity. Ask yourself if you support people or the fucked dogma you've been fed. #ozzyisbi."
"I have been with one person...she's amazing. I had a really good connection with her but we kept it casual and I'm kind of figuring out myself and my sexuality, because I was very uncomfortable with being bi for a very long time," she told hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey. "Since Zay [her The Ultimatum costar] and I have been done, I've just been with one girl, and it's kind of been great, honestly."
The Oscar-nominated King Richard actress had long been out as bisexual to her friends and coworkers, but it was when she went to the 2022 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards that she first commented on her sexuality publicly. She did so by having the word "Queer" emblazoned on her Dolce & Gabanna suit jacket in rhinestones on her left arm.
However, despite the statement, not very many people caught onto her coming out.
"I was thinking, 'Why didn't more people pay attention to that?' And I was like, 'They probably thought it said 'Queen,'" she told Variety in June. "It wasn't that I was expecting any sort of major reaction or anything like that. One of my family members noticed, but nobody else did."
According to Ellis, that family member already knew she was bi, but felt "hurt" that she would express her sexuality so publicly.
"I am a work in progress, and my family and my community are works in progress," she said. "I really believe that that is important to say because I'm not alone. We see people on the other side of it, where everybody's good and fine: 'Love is love.'"
Elizabeth Corrigan, who is best known for being a contestant on The Bachelor's 26th season earlier this year publicly came out as bisexual in June after attending her first Pride in New York City.
"It's hard to know the right way to say these things, or the right time. Today seems like both and neither," she wrote on Instagram. "Am I ready? No. Am I scared? Yes. Will the 'right time' come? Qualify it."
"It's important to me today to share with you all that I am queer. More specifically I am, always have been, and always will be--bisexual."
"At the time, I did not not know, which was why it was so weird for me," he said. "I was raised by women, I was in theater, I had a hard time figuring out how to interact with young boys."
"Everyone [kept] telling me that I'm gay, and I'm like, seven. I'm like, I don't even have any attraction to anyone, so why are you telling me this? At this point, I don't care what people know of my sexuality."
Though she has been vocal and open about her attraction to women in the past, in an October post on TikTok, Shay Mitchell seemingly confirmed her bisexuality when she stitched another user's post asking, "If you identify as bisexual... do you own a green velvet couch?"
In the post, the Dollface, You, and Pretty Little Liars star can then be seen showing off and laying down on her very own green velvet couch.