9 celebrities who came out as LGBTQ+ in 2022 so far

These nine celebrities are thriving this year as they share their stories about coming out to their fans.

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“I’ll probably lose some fans over this post, but that’s fine with me,” Sawyer Fredericks.

It’s crazy to believe we are nearing the halfway point of 2022. Let’s look back on the year thus far and celebrate some amazing LGBTQ+ celebrities!

Emeli Sandé 

The Scottish singer and songwriter shared in an interview in April that she is in a relationship with Yoana Karemova, a female classical pianist. Sandé says the relationship is going very well and she is, “happier than ever.”

When a fan asked Sandé if she identifies as bisexual she replies, “I’m not sure what I identify as but I guess so. I just feel like I should fall in love with whoever I fall in love with,” she said.

Jerrod Carmichael

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Carmichael is an American stand-up comedian and actor that recently shared he was gay during his comedy show Rothaniel on HBO Max.

“I’m accepting the love, I really appreciate the love. My ego wants to rebel against it. I rebelled against it my whole life. I thought I’d never, ever come out. At many points I thought I’d rather die than confront the truth of that, to actually say it to people. Because I know it changes some people’s perceptions of me. I can’t control that,” he said.

Trinity The Tuck

Photo of Trinity The Tuck in a holographic dress.

In an Instagram post, a season 9 finalist for RuPaul’s Drag Race and All Stars 4 co-winner came out as transgender and non-binary.

Trinity wrote, “That’s why I altered my body starting at the age of 21 to look more feminine and also started hormone therapy for a short period.” They want to share their feelings with others and hope they know they are not alone.

Sawyer Fredericks 


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Sawyer Fredericks, winner of the eighth season of The Voice is an American singer-songwriter. He came out as bisexual in an Instagram post noting, “I’ll probably lose some fans over this post, but that’s fine with me.”

Kat Dubrow

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Kat Dubrow came out to her family over text in a family group chat writing, ‘By the way, I’m a lesbian.’ Dubrow is the 15-year-old daughter of Heather Dubrow from Real Housewives of Orange County and plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow. Kat shared that her family has been very supportive, especially her mother.

“She’s asked me about my pronouns. It’s really easy to talk to her. It’s not like I have to build up courage if I have something to tell her,” Kat said about her mother.

Rae Williams 

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During the reunion special of The Ultimatum, a reality dating series on Netflix, Williams came out as bisexual. She ended her previous relationship with Zay Wilson and had a private relationship with a girl after the show.

Williams shared her reason for coming out on her Instagram story, “Knowing that people are suicidal or depressed over their identity or sexuality and not being accepted or accepting themselves made me want to come out.”


Ranboo is a video game streamer who is well-known for playing Minecraft. During a Twitter Q&A he shared his sexuality with his followers as in the past he kept that portion of his life private. He wants to thank all of his followers and appreciates them for being supportive.

“I guess I am technically unlabeled as the way I have kinda always gone around life just being attracted to whoever I am attracted to it just so happens that most of them line up with a ‘certain type’ you could say,” he said. Ranboo also follows up to this statement by stating he is, “okay with the gay label.”

David Barta

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David Barta came out in April as a pansexual during an episode of the British reality television series, MTV’s Ex on the Beach. Barta says one of their main goals while on the show was gaining a better understanding of themself as a person. He says that understanding his sexuality was something he was dealing with behind closed doors.

Peach PRC


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Lastly, we have a famous musician and TikTok star known as Peach PRC who came out earlier this year in January. She shared with her followers that she is lesbian after her song, ‘God is a Freak’ was released. The Australian public figure posted on Instagram with the caption, ‘came out as a lesbian today (to be fair the closet was made of glass lol).

We hope you enjoyed learning about these LGBTQ+ celebrities. Make sure also to take a look at our article from 2020 sharing 12 celebrities who came out in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

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