5. SHAILENE WOODLEY
Shailene Woodley really broke out into the public spotlight with her role as Amy in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Flash forward to now, and Shailene is one of those young actresses who is associated with alternative therapy treatments, granola, and environmentalism.
Oh, and LGBTQ rights and equality. These are all great topics to be passionate about, by the way. In fact, Shailene was recently whisked off to jail and photographed for a mug shot after standing her ground at the Dakota Pipeline. As for her sexuality, the Divergent actress has said that she is bisexual, and could totally see herself having a successful romantic relationship with another woman. She is open to guys, too, and she just lets the pieces fall where they may. And that’s the not-so-secret life of Shailene! Her upcoming acting projects include her role as Lindsay Mills in Snowden and the 2017 TV series Big Little Lies.



4. CLEMENTINE FORD
Sure, she may be an adult child, but Clementine Ford is interesting because she officially came out as a lesbian back in February of 2009. She appeared on the front cover of Diva magazine. The daughter of Cybill Shepherd made waves with her acknowledgement, and she received the full support of her family, including her very famous mother. Clementine was already known for her role on the Showtime series The L Word, which depicts a range of lesbian characters. Yet it is always the best thing when a celebrity comes out voluntarily and without pressure to proclaim their truest identity. Clementine has stated that she really does not like labels, but with the news surrounding California’s Proposition 8 at the time, the actress thought that it would be best for her to come out as an open lesbian. It’s been great, and now Clementine is married to Cyrus Wilcox and has two lovely child, a son named Elijah and a daughter named Welles.
3. LAUREN JAUREGUI
One of the stunning faces and beautiful voices behind the all-girl group Fifth Harmony, Lauren Jauregui has stepped forward to proclaim and own her ethnic heritage and the fact that she belongs in the LGBTQ community. The 20-year-old singer penned a letter after news of Donald J. Trump’s election as President of the United States, writing that she is a proud, bisexual, Cuban-American woman. Her admission was greatly welcomed, and it was Lauren’s hope that Trump’s supporters would see a celebrity such as Lauren explaining that she was part of the LGBTQ community, and maybe change their mindsets. As most of us know, there are plenty of Trump supporters and advocates who are largely anti-LGBTQ (among other things), so perhaps with more celebs coming out of the closet, there will be greater room for tolerance and acceptance. Lauren wrote that Trump chooses hatred, but she thinks he should “travel and read a history book.”


2. LILY-ROSE DEPP
The 17-year-old daughter of actor Johnny Depp and model Vanessa Paradis is already a true beauty, and she seems to know that full well. Not even a legal adult yet, Lily Rose is a huge force on social media, and has amassed quite a following on Twitter and Instagram. As most people know, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis split up after over a decade together, and so Lily Rose spends her time in Los Angeles as well as in Paris, France. We don’t think a teenager would complain about that! In the beginning of 2016, Lily Rose noticed that there was a new movement of people coming out of the closet or just opening up about their sexuality and preferences. Lily Rose stated that this was “so cool,” and in fact, she prefers not put a label on her sexuality either. All she said is that she falls “somewhere on the vast spectrum”, and this declaration certainly hasn’t hurt her modelling or acting career.
1. MILEY CYRUS
Love her or hate her, there is no denying that Miley Cyrus really makes us think...usually about the things that we don’t want to think about in the first place. Even so, the celebrity is really good at opening up important conversations, even if they are about tough topics. One subject that is close to Miley’s heart is that of sexuality and LGBTQ equity. She herself identifies as a pansexual, which means that she can be sexually attracted to a person regardless of whether they are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered...whatever. Her admission and full acceptance of her sexual preferences helped to open the door for other celebs and fans, which is great. And you know what? Miley might not be that crazy after all, right? The truth is that Miley often gets a bad rap, but she is a human being just like everyone else; she is just more open and flamboyant about what she believes in and fancies.

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