The holiday season is upon us with a new year just around the corner, which means it’s time to look back on 2021 before we bid it farewell! It was a momentous year for LGBTQ+ representation, and the year saw a number of celebrities and sports figures publicly living their truths and coming out as pan!
Here are the seven celebrities who came out as pansexual in 2021!
Popular film critic and YouTube personality Chris Stuckmann came out as pansexual in a video posted to his YouTube channel.
“I am pansexual,” the content creator said in his coming-out video. “If you don’t know what pansexuality is, essentially you are attracted to all genders. And that’s me.”
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Grammy-nominated singer Demi Lovato came out as pansexual earlier this year during an interview with Joe Rogan on his popular podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience.
“You like girls?” asked Rogan. “You like boys?”
“Yeah, anything, really" Lovato responded.
“What do they call that? Like pansexual or something like that?” Rogan asked.
“Yeah, pansexual,” Lovato confirmed.
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JoJo Siwa revealed she’s always known she was queer, but never felt a need to place a label on her sexual identity. She came out as LGBTQ+ earlier this year, but it wasn’t until April that she revealed she’s pansexual.
“I don't know, bisexual, pansexual, queer, lesbian, gay, straight. I always just say gay because it just kind of covers it or queer because I think the keyword is cool. I like queer,” she said. “Technically I would say that I am pansexual because that's how I have always been my whole life is just like, my human is my human.”
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Ever the storyteller, actor Krys Marshall posted a small fairy tale to Instagram to come out as pansexual.
“Once upon a time, a Pan-girl and a Straight-boy met and fell in love. They got married and lived happily ever after. The end. Happy Pride Month, from our Modern Family to yours.”
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Actor and voice actor Mae Whitman revealed she’s pansexual and gave a shout-out to Disney Channel’s The Owl House in the same tweet.
“Just taking a moment to say I am SO proud to be even a small part of a show like The Owl House,” she tweeted. “Being pansexual myself, I wish I had such incredible characters like Amity and Luz in my life when I was growing up.”
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Professional wrestler Chris Lewis — better known by his wrestling stage name Mr. Grim — used Twitter to let his followers know he is pansexual.
“For years, I've struggled with my identity, too worried about how others would feel or think about me,” Lewis posted. “I've finally gained the courage to openly express that I'm pansexual.”
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