5 Young Female Celebrities Who Are Out & Proud #NationalComingOutDay
Meri Temudo, Lifestyle Writer Apparently, the more welcoming and united we become as a nation, the more prominent stereotypes are. Even in the year 2016 we are still dedicating a day to people coming out of the closet. To put it frankly, seems that while we have become more excepting as a unit, we still have bumps in the road we must overcome privately. That’s why when celebrities and people in the public eye open up their personal lives to us, we instantly can relate and sometimes take a stand in our own personal lives. The only difference is that now celebs make their declarations in more understated ways – instead of marching or advocating loudly. With a little hope, this approach will catch onto regular people and one day, (fingers crossed) individuals won’t have to identify with one particular norm. Check out the list below featuring some wonderful women who identify as gay. Amber Heard The very beautiful and talented Amber Heard, has dated and even married a very famous man – Johnny Depp. However, Heard surprised the world in 2010 when she came out at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 25th Anniversary event. She stated, “I don’t label myself one way or another – I have had successful relationships with men and now a woman. I love who I love.” She even dated photographer Tasya van Ree before she met and fell in love with Johnny Depp while filming “The Rum Diary”. Later Marrying Depp in a private ceremony in 2015 and divorced since– she continues to identify as bisexual.
Joining Amber Heard as another young celebrity is Canadiana, Ellen Page. She announced that she was gay on Valentine’s Day in 2014 at the Time to Thrive conference for the Human Rights Campaign. She and her partner, surfer Samantha Thomas, have been dating ever since and is an advocate for LGBT rights. Since all of the hoopla, Page has had numerous appearances whereby she has openly spoken about being in a same-sex relationship.
The ever so gorgeous Kristen Stewart came out after being openly outed by her own mother – later confirming the rumours were true. Since most of Hollywood already had their suspicions, the event was not headline material when she announced it. Stewart is very much in love with her girlfriend and former personal assistant, Alicia Cargile and is now a little more comfortable showing affection in public – something I would imagine hard whether straight or gay in the public eye.
Lilly Rose Depp
Daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis came out as sexually attracted to both women and men last year via a friend’s post on Instagram. She is part of the self evident truths project -a photographic record of people in the US who fall anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum. Following the post, father Johnny Depp later stated, “I already knew because she tells me everything — she’s not afraid to say anything to me. We’re super-tight and I’m very proud of our relationship. Lily’s really together — she’s a sharp kid and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met.” That’s a great dad!
Child actress Raven Symone revealed that she was excited about the Federal government’s recognition of same-sex marriages via Twitter – confirming rumours that she was in a lesbian relationship prior. “I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted. I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.”