Lin-Manuel Miranda said it best at the 2016 Tony Awards: "Love is love is love is love.” For those who identify as bisexual, we don’t just love one gender. We love multiple genders, and in many cases, all of them. Even though Pew research revealed that bisexuals make up the largest share of LGBTQ Americans, bisexual people are often underrepresented or misrepresented in the media. This bi-erasure perpetuates negative stereotypes about bi people like we don’t exist, are sexually greedy, incapable of being monogamous, or are in denial about being “full-blown” gay.
That’s why bisexual visibility is crucial. For one, it lets gay and straight people know that yes, bi folks exist, and we don’t have all these false, negative attributes you ascribe to us. Second, it lets bi people know that we're not alone. That there are other folks like us in the world and they are thriving! Celebrities, in particular, hold such weight in society, that when they come out, they encourage others to do so and help to validate that bisexuality is indeed real. That's why we're shining a light on celebrities who have opened up about their roads to understanding their bisexuality.
Of course, bisexual isn't the only label to describe someone attracted to multiple or all genders. Some prefer the label pansexual to describe their attraction to all genders. This list only reflects those who have claimed a bisexual identity.
So without further ado, here are 32 celebrities who are bisexual and proud of it!
In 2012, the singer opened up to GQ about an open letter he posted to Twitter describing his first love with a man. He told the publication, "Whatever I said in that letter, before I posted it, seemed so huge. But when you come out the other side, now your brain—instead of receiving fear—sees 'Oh, shit happened and nothing happened.' Brain says, 'Self, I'm fine.' I look around, and I'm touching my fucking limbs, and I'm good."
In an August 2020 interview with Flaunt Magazine, the Riverdale star says she always knew about her bisexuality, but was afraid of becoming a media spectacle for only being in relationships with the opposite sex.
"I felt that since I’ve exclusively been in heteronormative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of faking it to get attention," she told the publication. "That’s not something I wanted to deal with. But to my close friends, and those in my life, my bisexuality has been no secret."
In a 2020 interview with Andy Cohen for his radio show Radio Andy, the singer opened up about how she came out as bisexual to her parents, who were supportive of her sexuality.
"I didn’t officially tell my parents that I saw myself ending up possibly with a woman until 2017," she told Cohen. "It was actually emotional, but really beautiful. After everything was done, I was like shaking and crying. I just felt overwhelmed. I have such incredible parents. They were so supportive."
In a 2011 interview with Esquire, the Transformers star talked about the pressures of being bisexual in a rigid society.
“I think people are born bisexual and then make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual."
In an exclusive September 2020 interview with Tamron Hall, the former mayor of Tallahassee revealed for the first time publicly that he identifies as a bisexual man.
"“You didn't ask the question, you put it out there of whether I identify as gay. The answer is I don’t identify as gay but I do identify as bisexual," he said. "And that is something that I’ve never shared publicly before.”
When the actress opened up to Entertainment Weekly about her sexuality in 2013, she said "I am too f**king curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks."
In a 1995 interview with The Advocate, the Green Day frontman opened up about his bisexuality, saying "I think people are born bisexual, and it's just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling of 'Oh, I can't.' They say it's taboo. It's ingrained in our heads that it's bad, when it's not bad at all. It's a very beautiful thing."
In April 2019, Blackburn revealed to The Advocate how he's known about being bisexual since adolescence.
"I'm queer. I've identified as bisexual since a teenager," he said. "I just want to feel powerful in my own skin, and my own mind, and in my own heart."
The Fifth Harmony star has made no secret about her bisexuality ever since she wrote an open letter to Billboard about it back in 2016. "I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it," she wrote. "I am proud to be part of a community that only projects love and education and the support of one another."
In a 2016 post to Instagram, the former Flash star opened up about how to fight the stigma of being bisexual, telling his followers, "If you think you could be bi, ask yourself what is holding you back from accepting it. Is it your own developing feelings or your fear of society around you? Together, we can end that stigma."
Before he became famous for playing Blue in the hit LGBTQ+ movie Love, Simon, Lonsdale announced he was bisexual over an Instagram post.
The "Ghost" singer has always been open about her bisexuality and even released some songs about the subject, her most famous being "Strangers" with fellow bicon Lauren Jauregui.
In an open letter to GQ back in June 2018, the Brooklyn 99 actress opened up why marrying a man doesn't make her any less bisexual.
"I’m bi, and I'm getting married this fall. I’m excited, nervous, terrified, and so fucking happy," she wrote. "I’m choosing to get married because this particular person brings out the best in me. This person happens to be a man. I’m still bi."
On a June 2019 episode of Red Table Talk, Smith came out as bisexual to mother Jada Pinkett Smith, saying how she'd actually prefer to be in a throuple.
“Personally, male and female, that’s all I need,” she said to her mother, who responded, “Well, there it is… I think my stomach just jumped. Listen, you know me Willow, whatever makes you happy.”
In an interview with the Washington Post back in 2016, the comedian said, "Just because I've been with guys and I'm bi doesn't mean I'm gay."
While the actress always knew she was bisexual, she didn't reveal it to the world until she stepped out with former girlfriend Tasya van Ree back in 2010.
"When I hear someone comment about me coming out, I think it’s funny because I was never in," she said at the Economist's Pride & Prejudice Summer in 2010, according to People. “In part because I was very stubborn, I guess, and also in part because I just didn’t feel it was wrong.”
After being criticized for her portrayal of bisexual women in her single "Girls," Ora responded by coming out as bisexual herself.
"'Girls' was written to represent my truth and is an accurate account of a very real and honest experience in my life," she wrote on Twitter. "I have had romantic relationships with women and men throughout my life and this is my personal journey."
In February 2019, the YouTube star and late night talk show host revealed to her Twitter followers that she identifies as bisexual and is proud of it.
"Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time," she wrote. "But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many 'boxes' you check, I encourage you to do the same."
In 2017, the "I Want Candy" singer revealed to his fans over Twitter he was attracted to both men and women.
“This doesn’t bring me shame," he wrote. "[It's] just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me."
In an interview on The Real back in 2013, the comedian opened up about her bisexuality, despite being married to artist Al Ridenour at the time.
“I’m married to a man, but I’m bisexual so I like both," she said.
When the Walking Dead star opened up to People about his bisexuality in 2017, he hoped his reveal would inspire LGBTQ youth to do the same.
"I don't want to be hidden and have to dodge the question," he told the publication. "I'm proud of who I am."
In a 2016 interview with The Advocate, the Parks and Recreation star was very open to discussing her own views on bisexuality.
“I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there’s something masculine about my energy,” she said to the publication. “Girls are into me—that’s no secret. Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it.”
When the "I'm Yours" singer wrote "I'm bi your side" in a poem for Billboard.com back in 2018, fans immediately began wondering of his sexuality. He responded with, “Honestly, I didn't realize it was going to be so telling. But I’ve had experiences with men, even while I was dating the woman who became my wife."
In a 2015 video he posted to YouTube, the content creator announced he was bisexual. "I’ve come to the conclusion, through therapy and through being honest with myself, I am bisexual."
The Grey's Anatomy star came out as bisexual in 2016 at the True Colors Fund’s 40 to None Summit.
"Because of the intersections that exist in my own life: woman, multi-racial woman, woman of color, queer, bisexual, Mexican-Irish American, immigrant, and raised by families heavily rooted in Catholicism on both my Mexican and Irish sides, I am deeply invested in projects that allow our youth’s voices to be heard," Ramirez said.
In his 2019 HBO Special Home Videos, the comedian insinuated that he is attracted to both men and women.
“I’ve hooked up with dudes before,” Carmichael revealed to his mother, Cynthia, in the special, who responded, “Well, OK. That’s your option. I like men.”
In a 2013 interview with Allure, the actress talked about how despite dating only men, she could see herself ending up with a woman.
“[I might] end up with a woman raising my children,” Saldana told the publication, saying, “that’s how androgynous I am.”
At Nashville Pride back in 2010, the "A Thousand Miles" singer came out as bisexual to her fans while performing onstage.
“I’ve never said this before but, while we’re here and living out loud as we should every single day, I, myself, am a proud bisexual woman,” she told her audience.
When he spoke about his bisexuality to The Advocate back in 2015, he told the publication, "My sexuality has never been black and white; it’s always been gray. I’m with a man, but I haven’t closed myself off to the fact that I’m still sexually attracted to women.”
In an interview with The Daily Beast in 2012, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star opened up about his bisexuality, saying "The way I would choose to identify myself wouldn’t be gay. I’ve been attracted mostly to ‘shes’ but I’ve been with many people and I’m open to love wherever it can be found."
While promoting Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in 2019, she revealed to co-star Michelle Pfeiffer that she had a celebrity crush on her when she was a teenager.
She also told OK Magazine in 2003,“I have loved women in the past and slept with them. I think if you love and want to pleasure a woman, particularly if you are a woman yourself, then certainly you know how to do things a certain way.”
The Borgias star used his IG stories to come out to his followers in alliance for Bisexual Awareness Week in September 2020.
"Silence has the perverse effect of perpetuating those stereotypes, making bi guys invisible, and leading people to doubt we even exist," he wrote. "No wonder it's still a chore to acknowledge bisexuality without getting into lengthy explanations."