Good and Gay: the coming out edition (Part Two)

Coming out is a big deal for many queer people. And this week for Good and Gay, we’re back with our annual list sharing how celebrities of all kinds have come out recently. Rather than pulling together our weekly list of the very best and queerest moments in queer pop culture, we’ve gathered the recent coming out moments that you just might have missed. There are so many this year, that we’re breaking this into two parts! Make sure to check out last week’s post!

We are so proud of everyone on this list. Congratulations on coming out!

Coronation Street’s Matilda Freeman

Actor Matilda Freeman, known for playing Summer Spellman on Coronation Street, came out during Pride month. When asked about her sexuality during a Q&A, she said she was bisexual. She then thanked her fans: “Can I just say – thank you for all the love and support I’ve received after making my sexuality aware on my socials.”

Model and activist Nats Getty

Model and activist Nats Getty came out as nonbinary and transgender earlier this year, sharing photos of themself post-top surgery via Instagram. In the photos, they stand with their partner Gigi Gorgeous. “I am transgender, non-binary. I have spent my entire life not in sync with the body I was born with and confined by an outward appearance that did not match my mind or my soul. It wasn’t until recently that I was even comfortable admitting this to myself, once I was able to look inwards and truly reflect on my authentic self,” they write

YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous

YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous shared her coming out story via her YouTube channel. “It was actually through my husband Nats that this kind of was unlocked inside of me. It’s always been there, this girl has always been inside of me, but it took this stage of my life really to open up.” She continues: “I just want to let everybody know that I am pansexual.”

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Legacies’ Kaylee Bryant

Kaylee Bryant, known for playing bisexual witch Josie Saltzman on Legacies, shared her coming out moment via social media this pride! Sharing a picture of herself waving a pride flag and queer clothing, she wrote: “Hi My name is Kaylee and I’m queer! Happy Pride Month.”

Singer and actor Jojo Siwa

Singer, actor, dancer, and YouTube star Jojo Siwa came out indirectly by sharing a photo of herself in a shirt that said: Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever. A few days later she shared a celebratory post on Instagram, talking about how genuinely happy she is to be out.

Difficult People’s Shakina Nayfack

Actor Shakina Nayfack (Difficult People, Connecting) took to social media to clarify that she has always seen herself as nonbinary, saying that to her, being trans also mean transcending gender: “I’m not ‘coming out’ as non-binary, I’m choosing now to claim non-binary as part of my identity because, as a gender non-conforming trans woman, I feel responsible to include myself in the discourse which—unintentionally or not—has a tendency to assign meaning to my identity without my consent otherwise.”

Musician and vlogger Vesta Lugg

Chilean musician and vlogger Vesta Lugg came out in response to a call and response game on Instagram. When a follower asked if she was bisexual, she answered “True” with an emoji of a rainbow.

Twisted’s Maddie Hasson

Earlier this year, Maddie Hasson (The Finder, Twisted, Impulse) had another Instagram-driven coming out moment when a fan asked her to post a picture with a gay/bi vibe. She replied with a picture of herself and said, “Hi, I’m bi and proud!”

Musician Frances Quinlan

Hop Along vocalist and guitarist Frances Quinlan used Twitter to share their coming out moment: “I am privileged and grateful to have had the time, space, and generous insight offered by both advocates and friends, as I’ve learned about the expansive identity that is being nonbinary,” Frances wrote. “I feel more at home with myself in a way I did not realized was possible.”

Model Olivia Ponton

This Pride model Olivia Ponton talked to Teen Vogue, officially coming out in the wake of posting a TikTok that led fans to wonder: “I want to let young girls know that it’s okay to not even know your sexuality until you’re older. I think it should be more normalized to come out [when you’re ready for it].”

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Ella Hunt as Sue on Dickinson, Image courtesy: Apple TV+

Dickinson’s Ella Hunt

Actor Ella Hunt, who plays Sue on Apple TV+’s Dickinson, also went about coming out in an indirect way, while answering a fan’s question about something she said about the word queer, noting that she fumbled her answer when directly asked if she identified as queer. In a later tweet, she was very clear: “I am queer and I am happy to be open about it.”

Singer Halsey

Singer, poet, and author-illustrator Halsey was already out as bisexual before they updated their pronouns on social media. On Instagram, she shared about her shifting sense of gender: “I thought pregnancy would give me very strong, binary feelings about ‘womanhood’ but truly it has leveled my perception of gender entirely. My sensitivity to my body has made me hyper aware of my humanness and that’s all.”

WWE’s Kayla Becker

WWW’s Kayla Becker came out via Twitter earlier this year while discussing her racial identity, stating she’s often been expected to choose between being Black and white. She continued: “Tonight, I choose to be over having to choose. Hello, world. I’m Kayla. Oh. And yeah – I’m bi

Singer-songwriter G Flip

In perhaps the funniest coming out moment that we’ll share on this list, Australian singer-songwriter G Flip took to Instagram to say: “I’m non-binary mother f*ckers!” They went on to share a heartfelt caption: “Big props to those who have been educating and advocating for the ENBY community the last few years. Looking into what it means to be non-binary had me realise that that’s who I’ve been my entire life. Gonna use they/them pronouns from now on too. I’m still the exact same person, non-binary is just the best way to explain who I am and how I’ve always felt, like a gender smoothie.”

WWE’s Toni Storm

WWE’s Toni Storm came out as bisexual during Pride month while taking over the WWE NXT Instagram stories. In response to the doubt from some about why the Australian wrestler would be hosting the takeover as an ally, she said: ”I guess now’s a good time to say, well, both. I am an ally, and I can’t exactly say that I’m straight. I’m bi, and it feels good to say it. It’s something I’ve been really comfortable with for a long time. I just never really expressed it.”

Congratulations to everyone on this list and last week’s! We’re so glad to see so many people embracing their sexuality and gender identities!

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