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Gay Celebs That Came Out in 20161 min read

Gay Celebs That Came Out in 2016

Coming out the first time is never easy. We come out lots of times during our lives—like when we have to come out to our new colleagues when we get a new job or to new friends in a social circle.
Celebs have the added pressure of maintaining an image for their fans, and even potentially being cast less in good roles. Some of them, like Colton Haynes, have been out to their families and friends for years, but remained closeted to the public.
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Charlie Carver Comes Out on Instagram

Teen Wolf actor Charlie Carver came out of the closet in January via an emotional and inspiring five-part Instagram post.
"Over time, this abstract 'knowing' grew and articulated itself through a painful gestation marked by feelings of despair and alienation, ending in a climax of saying three words out loud: 'I am gay'."—Charlie Carver
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Shep Smith, Fox New

Fox News Host Shepard “Shep” Smith comes out as gay in an interview with The Huffington Post. He confirmed long-held rumors that the newsman, who has appeared on the Out 100 list, is indeed gay.
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Nico Tortorella Says He's Sexually Fluid

He stopped short of saying that he's gay, but he's on his way.
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Colton Hayes Makes it Official

"I'm happier than I've ever been, and healthier than I've ever been, and that's what I care about."
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Shane Dawson Comes Out As Bisexual

"Love who you want to love, nobody is going to hate you for it."
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Pro Skateboarder Brian Anderson Comes Out in Vice Interview

“I think about how I felt when I was younger, totally scared – a lot of these kids don’t have hope… To hear what I went through and how everything got better for me and how I felt a lot happier and felt more free and didn’t have all this shame buried inside my body… to convey that message was really important to me.”
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Singer Ryan Beatty Proudly Comes Out

"Proud to be a raging homosexual. It's taken 20 years of suffocating in the closet for me to become comfortable enough to say it, but I can finally breathe, I did it!"
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Trey Pearson, Christian Rock Singer, Comes Out To His Fans

"This is a part of me I have come to be able to accept, and now it is a part of me that you know as well."
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