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10 Famous Lesbian And Bisexual Actresses

The entertainment business has not always been a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. But in the past years, actresses and actors from all around the globe are speaking out and are proudly coming out creating a safe space for all the world to see and paving the way for everyone else to follow.

Here is our list of 10 influential and proud lesbian and bisexual actresses.

1. Jodie Foster

“I hope you're not disappointed that there won't be a big coming-out speech tonight. I already did my coming-out about a thousand years ago,” said the iconic actress at the Golden Globes in 2013.

2. Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson has been in a relationship with both men and women. She is currently in a loving relationship with fellow actress Holland Taylor. In 2016, Paulson said: “If my life choices had to be predicated based on what was expected of me from a community on either side, that’s going to make me feel really straitjacketed, and I don’t want to feel that. What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.” 

3. Cynthia Nixon

The former Sex And The City actress has clarified her bisexuality in the past, stating: “In terms of sexual orientation, I don’t really feel I’ve changed...I’ve been with men all my life and I’d never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn’t seem so strange. I’m just a woman in love with another woman.”

4. Drew Barrymore

The actress came out as bisexual in an interview in 2003. “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual... I love a woman's body. I think a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful. Being with a woman is like exploring your own body, but through someone else,” she stated.

5. Kate McKinnon

The Saturday Night Live comedian has been open about her sexuality for a while, stating she is 98.5% lesbian. “I think it's so apparent that I am [a lesbian]. I have not seen a human penis... except on a nude art model. I don't hook up with people I don't really like, and I don't really like any men. I would give myself a 98.5 les rating,” she said.

6. Ellen Page

Ellen Page famously came out in 2016. She said she was “sick of lying by omission” about her sexuality. “I'm here today because I am gay,” she said, “and because maybe I can make a difference, to help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”

7. Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin has been in a committed relationship with her (now) wife since the 70’s. She said, “I only officially came out in 2001 or something. And that’s because a guy who was interviewing me said something about being gay and I said, ‘Yeah.’”

8. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart decided to come out while hosting the Saturday Night Live show in 2017. In an interview, she said that learning to handle the spotlight actually helped her come to terms with her bisexuality. “When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn’t like it,” she said. “It changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”

9. Ruby Rose

The Orange Is The New Black and Batwoman star identifies as gender-fluid as well as a lesbian. In a recent interview the actress said: “I didn’t know that being a gender-fluid woman meant that I couldn’t be a lesbian because I’m not a woman — not considered lesbian enough. That’s when I sort of said, ‘I’m a woman that identifies as a woman. I’m not trans. But if being gender-fluid means that I can’t identify as a woman at any point, then I guess I can’t be that.’

“Maybe I need to make up another term, one that doesn’t step on any toes. One where I can be fluid in my gender, but also a lesbian, because otherwise, I’m not sure what I am.”

10. Megan Fox

Although happily married to her husband, Megan Fox has said in the past that she has no doubt that she is bisexual. In an interview in 2011 the actress stated: “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.”

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