With LGBTQ+ storylines becoming more popular than ever in Hollywood, it is crucial to recognize the next generation of openly gay actors. Some of these performers have been active for decades, fighting the good fight long before it was fashionable or chic to do so. Some Hollywood newcomers are using their positions to advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Lovato began acting as a child; her father was of Nuevomexican heritage. After her appearance on "Barney and Friends," it didn't take long for her to become an established Disney star, starring in films such as "Camp Rock" and "Princess Protection Program" and the television series "Sonny with a Chance."
Lovato soon emerged from the Disney shadow as a popular singer with eight albums under her belt. Lovato is queer and nonbinary, and uses both she/her and they/them pronouns.
In June, when an Australian publication reportedly attempted to expose her, the "Pitch Perfect" actress posted a photo of herself with her partner Romana Agruma on Instagram with the message, "I thought I was seeking for a Disney prince, but maybe what I wanted all along was a Disney princess... Loveislove.”
Wilson stated on Twitter that "it was a really difficult situation" and that she was "trying to manage it with grace." It soon became apparent to her followers that she had gone public with her relationship to prevent the media from breaking the news first.
Jena Malone wrote on Instagram on August 20 that she felt like a "heterosexual dude in a woman's body." Malone stated that she is learning a new way to discuss her identity "using words to lead me rather than define me" and that her sexual identity has "more to teach and inform me."
"Exploring phrases that feel more appropriate in my narrative. Pansexuality. Sapiosexuality. Polyamory, "Malone authored. "A broader spectrum of comprehension is required by my narrative. And I'm paying tribute to it today with this delicate and drowsy dance. I adore mankind. So much for it."
The "Hunger Games" star told The Hollywood Reporter on August 24 that she had pondered her sexuality for "a long" before expressing it on social media. Malone stated, "The sexual journey is so amazing." "I mean, all identity journeys are really fascinating. I feel somewhat behind the times in terms of being able to feel less shame. I've been enjoying the process of learning more about myself and others through various phrases that open windows, which then turn into doors and eventually lead me to a location where I can find all of these amazing things."
Alexis Mateo Pacheco, also known as Alexis Mateo, is a Puerto Rican drag queen who participated in seasons 3 and 1, and 5 of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars." Mateo has won many pageant titles, including "All American Goddess 2016," "Miss Gay Days 2016," and "National Showgirl 2017."