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
+ 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
+ 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!
"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.'"
"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
The Real Housewives of Orange County
publicly came out as bisexual in a June episode of
, 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.”
"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."
“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
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.”