“Activism is my top priority,” says Jameela Jamil, founder of the “I Weigh” movement, which celebrates success rather than numbers on a scale.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 26: Jameela Jamil attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 30: Actress Jameela Jamil is seen outside of “The View” on January 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall / GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 4: Actress Jameela Jamil attends the Jameela Jamil and Zumba “SELFish” event at Casita Hollywood on February 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards / Getty Images)
File photo actress Jameela Jamil attends the “SELFish” event of Jameela Jamil and Zumba at Casita Hollywood
File photo Jameela Jamil attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center
Jameela Jamil addresses her critics directly.
The actress returned to Twitter for the first time on Wednesday since she came out as a queer last week and left the social media site.
The “Good Place” actress and activist tweeted about her frustration after being criticized by online critics for having a factual disorder formerly known as Munchausen syndrome, and cited some inconsistencies in Jamil’s earlier interviews about her
“First I lie about my sexuality, now I am accused of Munchausen? By an idiot who in all of her” research “has not even realized that my stories about car accident injuries are” different “because it was about TWO SEPARATE CAR ACCIDENTS in the 13 years apart? You can keep it, “tweeted Jamil.
A factual self-inflicted disorder is a type of mental illness where a person repeatedly pretends to have a physical or mental disorder when they actually caused the symptoms, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
33-year-old Jamil added in another tweet: “Ehlers-Danlos syndrome means that people always have doubts about their illness and injuries because they look fine.” The Mayo Clinic describes the syndrome as a group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissue.
Jamil referred to two car accidents, which she says occurred at 17, and the other while jogging while filming The Good Place.
Jamil described the first accident at Cosmopolitan magazine in November and said it “was hit by a car and landed in a wheelchair, which probably saved my life”.
The other accident happened in Los Angeles, said Jamil Jimmy Kimmel during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in November.
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The “Good Place” actress came out on Twitter as queer as she dealt with the controversy surrounding her role as a judge in HBO’s Legendary ballroom competition show. On February 5, 2020, she wrote: “Twitter is brutal. That’s why I never officially came out as a queer. I added a rainbow to my name when I felt ready a few years ago because it is not easy to be accepted in the South Asian community and I have always answered honestly if I ever asked for it directly on Twitter. But I kept it low because I was afraid of the pain of being accused of performing bandwagon jumping about something that caused a lot of confusion, fear, and turmoil as a child. ”
The Canadian artist from India, popular under her stage name Superwoman, published a tweet in February 2019, revealing that she was bisexual. She wrote: “Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I fully accept them as my superpowers.” The Twitterati came out to support, liked and shared their tweet in thousands. She replied with another tweet and said, “Thank you for the love and positive attitude. Words cannot describe how much it means. I appreciate all of you. Group hug ❤️❤️❤️❤️?”
Jolie, who was with model Jenny Shimizu in the 90s, spoke to Movieline in 2001 about her bisexuality and said, “When I was 20, I fell in love with someone who happened to be a woman. I haven’t flirted with girls. I suddenly noticed this woman’s sweater and the way her pants fit and realized, my god! I noticed things sexually. I wanted to be close to her because I had feelings for her. The reality is I love people. “
While talking about the inspiration behind her single “Girls”, the pop star tweeted in 2018 and said, “‘Girls’ was written to convey my truth and is a detailed account of a very real and honest experience in my life … that I have had a romantic relationship with women and men all my life and this is my personal journey. “
Heard, ex-wife of actor Johnny Depp, revealed in an interview with People in 2010 that she was bisexual. The actress said that she “never hid” her sexuality, but her disclosure did affect her career. “It was hard. I was the only one who worked this way, so it was difficult because nobody had done it. I did it, although everyone told me that it would no doubt end my career.”
In May 2012, a New York Times article confirmed that Parsons was gay and in a long-term relationship. The actor “The Big Bang Theory” spoke about his personal life when he received the Inspiration Award of the GLSEN Respect Awards the following year. He said: “I never thought about my relationship with Todd [Spiewak] be an act of activism. It is rather an act of love, morning coffee, going to work, washing clothes, taking dogs with you [out] – a normal life, boring love. “He married Spiewak in 2017.
Fox spoke in an interview with Esquire magazine in 2009 about being bisexual and said, “I think people are born bisexual and then make unconscious decisions based on the pressures of society. I have no question if I’m bisexual. “
In 2007, the actress “Silence of the Lambs” seemed to confirm her same-sex relationship when she thanked partner Cydney Bernard at the time.
A more formal statement was made in 2013 when she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. She said, “Well, while I’m very denominational here, I suddenly have a need to say something that I could never really broadcast in public. I came out about a thousand years ago, The Stone Age, in those very picturesque days when a fragile young girl opened up to trustworthy friends, family members and co-workers, and then gradually became proud of everyone who knew her, everyone who she actually met. “
The award-winning English actor announced that he was gay during a BBC Radio 3 broadcast. The show discussed a (then) controversial section of the 1988 Local Government Act. The legislation prevented local authorities from “intentionally promoting homosexuality or publishing material to promote homosexuality.”
Ten years later, during an interview about the Stonewall riots in New York, USA, in 1969, McKellen said: “I am very sorry I did not get out earlier, but one of them could be that I was not on the politicking , “
The panic! At the disco, the singer came out as pansexual in an interview with Paper Magazine. He said: “I am married to a woman and very much in love with her, but I am not against a man because I like a person for myself. Yes, I think you could qualify as pansexual because I really don’t care … If a person is great, then a person is great. I only like good people if your heart is in the right place. I’m definitely attracted to men. It’s just people who attract me. “
The “Twilight” star has spoken repeatedly about her sexuality after she separated from co-star Robert Pattinson. After Stewart came out during a “Saturday Night Live” episode in February 2017, she told the Guardian in a March interview that she didn’t understand why bisexuals were classified as “confused.” “It’s not confusing at all. For me it’s the opposite,” she said. “I’m just trying to acknowledge this fluidity, the shades of gray that have always been there. But maybe we can only talk about it now. “
The television presenter, who has been married to his wife Stephanie Lowe for 27 years, came out gay on February 7, 2020. On his Instagram, Schofield wrote: “You never know what is going on in an apparently perfect life, what problems you are struggling with or the state of your well-being – so you will not know what has consumed me in recent years I have the strength and support of my wife and daughters to deal with the fact that I am gay. “
In an interview with Seventeen magazine in 2013, the pop star talked about her sexual orientation and said that she was interested in both men and women. “I don’t just love men. I love people. It’s not about gender. It’s just about the spirit that comes from the other person you are with,” she said.
The Latin American pop singer reported on his orientation on his official website in March 2010. He said, “I am proud to say that I am a happy gay man. I am very blessed to be who I am. These years of silence and reflection have strengthened me and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the strength to overcome emotions that I didn’t even know existed. “
In 2010, the “True Blood” star announced their bisexuality in a PSA video promoting the Give a Damn campaign. He said: “I am Anna Paquin. I am bisexual and I give a D ***.”
The Oscar-winning Grammy singer-songwriter appeared in 2014 when he released his debut album, In the Lonely Hour. At the time, he said the album was “… about a man I fell in love with last year and he didn’t love it … It’s about a man and I wanted people to know it – I want it I clarify That’s what it’s about … People wouldn’t ask these questions to a heterosexual person. “
In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine in April 2018, the actress admitted that she initially identified as bisexual, but later identified as pansexual. She said: “… later I read about pansexuality and said:” Oh, these are things that I also identify with. “I am open to learning more about who I am.”
Thorne, who played CeCe Jones in the Disney sitcom “Shake It Up”, confirmed her bisexuality on Twitter in 2016. She posted an intimate photo of herself with another woman, about which a fan asked, “Are you bisexual?” Thorne’s answer: “Yes.”
Barrymore admitted in an interview with Contact Music in 2003 that she was bisexual and said, “I love a woman’s body. I think a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman are beautiful together. Being with a woman is like exploring your own body, but through someone else. “
The stars “Juno” and “Inception” were released on Valentine’s Day 2014 at the Time to Thrive conference of the human rights campaign. During the event, she said: “I am here today because I am gay and because I may be able to do something to help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, I feel personally committed and socially responsible.”
Page added: “I’m tired of hiding, and I’m tired of lying through omission. I suffered for years because I was afraid to be outside. My mind suffered, my mental
health suffered, and my relationships suffered. And I’m here today with you all on the other side of all this pain. “
The popular talk show host and comedian of the day announced her sexuality in style by posting “Yep, I’m Gay” on the cover of the April 1997 issue of Time Magazine. When she later talked about the cover, she said, “I never wanted to be the lesbian actress. I never wanted to be the spokesman for the gay community. Ever. I did it for my own truth. “
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The stars “Ally McBeal” and “Arrested Development” confirmed their sexual orientation in interviews with Details and The Advocate in 2005.
A more public recognition came in 2013 when she accompanied partner Ellen DeGeneres to the red carpet of the Golden Globes, which she said: “Ellen [DeGeneres] and I was together for a month and I was very, very nervous about doing that [Golden Globe Awards] because I knew I would meet her after the show and there was press. It was the first time that we got out together as a couple, but for me it was the first time that I really got out as a gay woman. “
Best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in the “Sex and the City” franchise, Nixon revealed her sexuality in 2012 and called her orientation “a choice”. Later that year, she spoke to the New York Times and said, “Although I don’t use the word often, the technically accurate term for my orientation is bisexual. I think bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I chose ‘is to be in a gay relationship. ”In 2018, the actress became a politician who identified her as” queer “.
In an interview with Diane Sawyer in 2014 (and the last one listed as gender reassignment), the former Olympic gold medalist said she wanted to be recognized as a woman. The following year she was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine with the heading “Call me Caitlyn”. She then tweeted, “I’m so happy after such a long struggle to live my own true self. Welcome to the world of Caitlyn. I can’t wait to get to know her / me.”
The Australian actress, model and musician was 12 when she came to her mother. In an interview with Willie Geist on Sunday TODAY in February 2017, she admitted that she wasn’t sure how to describe her feelings. She said, “I was just worried because I didn’t know it was a thing. I knew how I felt, I knew what I identified as, but the words gay or lesbian, I didn’t know anyone who was gay or was lesbian so I didn’t really know how to put it. I just said, “I think I should let you know that if I ever get a boyfriend, it will be a girl.”
Although John said in an interview with Rolling Stone in 1976 that he was bisexual, it was only in another interview with the same magazine in 1988 that he confirmed that he was gay. At that point, he said:[Coming out] gave me the freedom to be who I was for the rest of my life. I don’t have to hide around corners. The worst thing is being afraid of who you are – it’s terrible. “
Lana and Lilly Wachowski
Lana (L) and Lilly, known for their cult science fiction hits like “The Matrix” and “Cloud Atlas”, came out in 2008 and 2016 as transgenders. Lana informed her family when she made the second and third episodes of “The Matrix”. Lilly did so in a statement to Windy City
News after being spoken to by a Daily Mail reporter. To the latter, she said: “Yes, I am transgender. And yes, I have changed.”
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The “Westworld” star revealed her bisexuality in an interview with Esquire magazine in 2011. In 2017 she said at a gala of the human rights campaign: “A light bulb went out[AlssiedasWort”bisexual”zumerstenMalhörte)DasWorthatmichnichtausgegrenztIchfühltemichwenigerverrücktIchfühltemichwenigeralleinEsgabmirHoffnung”[Whenshefirstheardtheword”bisexual”)Theworddidn’tmakemefeelmarginalizedItmademefeellesscrazyItmademefeellessaloneItgavemehope”[alssiedasWort”bisexuell”zumerstenMalhörte)DasWorthatmichnichtausgegrenztIchfühltemichwenigerverrücktIchfühltemichwenigeralleinEsgabmirHoffnung”[whenshefirstheardtheword”bisexual”)Theworddidn’tmakemefeelmarginalizedItmademefeellesscrazyItmademefeellessaloneItgavemehope”
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The Green Day frontman spoke openly about his sexuality in an interview with The Advocate in 1995 and said, “I think I’ve always been bisexual. I think people are born bisexual, and it’s just that our parents and society somehow distract us into the feeling, “Oh, I can’t.” They say it is taboo. It is rooted in our minds that it is bad, if not bad at all. It is a very nice thing. “
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The actor “How I Met Your Mother” came out in November 2006. In an exclusive interview with People magazine, he said: “I am happy to dispel rumors or misunderstandings and am quite proud to say that I am a very satisfied gay man. I live my life to the fullest and feel happiest to be with to work with wonderful people in the business that I love. “
The model, actress and singer talked about their bisexuality in 2015 when she told the New York Times: “My sexuality is not a phase, I am who I am.” She had previously told Vogue: “It took a long time for me to accept the idea, until I fell in love with a girl when I was 20 and realized that I had to accept her.”
Purser, best known for her role as Barbara Holland in “Stranger Things”, was published on Twitter in April 2017 as a bisexual. Her contribution was: “I usually don’t do this, but I think now is a good time to get personal. I recently became bisexual for my friends and family. It is something that I am still processing and trying to understand, and I do not like to talk too much about it. “
The Oscar winner came out in 2009 in an interview with Barbara Walters as bisexual. She also revealed that her song “Poker Face” is about her bisexual identity.
The pop star announced that he was gay to People Magazine in April 2017. He said, “I’m so private. I’ve always been. I thought I would disappoint her [his fans] if you knew I was gay. So I never did anything. “
Australian model Andrej Pejić, who was born in Bosnia, underwent a gender reassignment to switch from man to woman. In a Vogue interview in 2014, she (now Andreja) said: “I found out who I was very early on using the internet – actually at the age of 13 – so I knew that it was a transition to become a woman always something I had to do. “Three years later, she was contracted as the first open transgender model with the internationally renowned agency Ford Models.
The star “Orange is the new black” has many “novelties” in its name. In 2014, she was the first transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy. Later that year, she also became the first openly transgender person on the cover of Time magazine. In the accompanying interview, she said: “My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Your son will end up in a dress in New Orleans. ‘Until then I just thought I was a girl and that there was no difference between girls and boys. I think in my imagination I thought I would reach puberty and turn into a girl. “
The actor “Prison Break” came out in August 2013 when he posted a letter on the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) website declining an invitation to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. He wrote: “As a gay man, I have to refuse. I am deeply concerned about the current attitude and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable and I cannot, with a clear conscience, attend a solemn event organized by a country where people like me are systematically denied the basic right to live and love openly. “
The comedian, actress and television personality admitted to being gay in February 2002 while benefiting from ovarian cancer research. She said, “I don’t know why people do so much with the gay thing … People are confused, they are shocked as if this was a big revelation to someone.”
Bono, the child of the singers Sonny and Cher, decided in 2008 to have a sex change operation from woman to man. In 2011, he wrote about his experience in a bestseller in the New York Times: “Transition: Who I Should Always Be. “Five years later, he said,” I didn’t live my life as a girl. I spent my life as a man in a female body for a long time. “
The Star Trek actor came out as a gay man in an interview with New York magazine in October 2011. He said: “… to live a gay life without publicly acknowledging that it is simply not enough to make a significant contribution to this immense work on the way to full equality. “
The actor “Teen Wolf” appeared to come out after a post on Tumblr in January 2016 sparked speculation. A fan commented on Haynes’ classy model pictures as a “secret gay past,” to which Haynes replied, “Was it a secret?”
A little surprised by all the attention, Haynes made a more formal statement in an interview with
Entertainment Weekly in May this year. He said: “It was a complete shock. I wasn’t ready to hit the headlines again. I should have made a comment or an explanation, but I was simply not ready. I didn’t feel like I owe anything. I think everyone will have to make these decisions when they are ready, and I haven’t been. But I felt like I was letting people down by not doing the rest of what I should have said. “
Woodley, who received recognition for her role in the TV series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, said to The Hollywood Reporter in 2014: “I fall in love with people based on who they are. Not based on what they do or what gender they are. “
In 2010, Hayes, who is known for playing Jack McFarland (also gay) in the hit sitcom “Will & Grace”, spoke to The Advocate about his sexuality. The actor said, “I never had a problem saying who I am. I am who I am.”
In 2015, singer Elle UK said that she is pansexual. The same year she was asked about her sexuality by Facebook fans, she said: “I never want to label myself! I am ready to love anyone who loves me for who I am! I am open.”
Ramirez announced that she was bisexual in a 2016 speech at the True Colors Fund’s 40 to None Summit in Los Angeles, California. “Because of the overlaps that exist in my own life: woman, multi-ethnic woman, woman of color, queer, bisexual, Mexican-Irish American, immigrant … I am deeply invested in projects that make it possible to hear the voices of our youth, and who support our youth to have their own complex narratives … “
The Good Wife star identified himself as bisexual and said in an interview: “I am sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man and I only feel that bisexuals have a bad reputation.” He is married to Grant Shaffer.
Stenberg, best known for her role in “The Hunger Games”, revealed that she was bisexual for Teen Vogue at a 2016 Snapchat appearance. But in 2018, she revealed to Wonderland Magazine that she is gay. She said: “I was so overwhelmed by this deep feeling of relief when I realized that I was gay – not bi, not pan, but gay – with a romantic love for women.”
Plaza came out bisexual in an interview with The Advocate in 2016 and said, “I know I have an androgynous thing and there is something masculine about my energy. Girls love me – it’s no secret. Hey, I like her too. I fall in love with girls and men. “
The American record producer confirmed his bisexuality in his treatise “The Soundtrack of My Life”. Davis, who was married and divorced twice, came out on the Katie Couric show “Katie” in 2013. “I’m still attracted to women. You don’t have to be just one or the other. For me, it’s the person. I’m in a monogamous relationship, [and] I respect monogamy. And I hope that is understood. “
The actress “Matilda” revealed her bisexuality in 2016 in a series of tweets. It was revealed after the tragic massacre at a gay club in Orlando. In an interview with a civil rights organization, the actress said: “One of the reasons I haven’t come out for a long time is that I grew up and heard that bisexual girls are” crazy “. I’ve heard that all the time. I heard that bisexual girls were “crazy”, they were greedy, they were selfish and they caused drama. They were the worst. They wanted attention. “
The alum “Glee” chose a song by Ariana Grande in April 2018 to express his sexuality. “#NoTearsLeftToCry is better than me and I ACCEPT. Ty @ArianaGrande, ”tweeted.
The actor “13 Reasons Why”, who was in a relationship with the English singer-songwriter Sam Smith, came out in an emotional Instagram post on September 17, 2017. However, the two separated in 2018 after nine months of dating.
In 2012 the actor “White Collar” publicly thanked his partner Simon Halls and his three children for surrogacy and accepted the Steve Chase Humanitarian Award. Bomer said, “I would particularly like to thank my lovely family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest achievement.”
The Queen + Adam Lambert front man confirmed in an interview with Rolling Stone in June 2009 that he was gay. He said, “I don’t think anyone should be surprised to hear that I’m gay … I’m proud of my sexuality.”
The Good Morning America co-host confirmed her sexual orientation in a Facebook post in December 2013. She wrote: “At this moment I am at peace and full of joy and gratitude. I am thankful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored
health … I am grateful to my whole family, my long-time girlfriend, Amber and friends who are preparing to celebrate a happy New Year together. “
The singer-songwriter chose the Triangle Ball in January 1993 to announce her sexuality. She said, “I think one of the many fears people have about homosexuality concerns children. I think the more gay parents raise good, strong, compassionate people, the better the world will be. “
The Canadian actor spoke about his orientation for the first time in an interview with the Canadian magazine FYI in 2012. When asked about his proudest performance, he replied: “My relationships with my family and friends. My companion Rainer Andreesen and I have been together in Greenwich Village for almost 13 years. We both love New York. “He confirmed it in 2013 and said,” I’m not really talking about it, but everyone knows it. ” He married Andreesen in 2015.
The actor “Star Trek” came out in October 2005 during an interview with Frontiers Magazine. Er enthüllte: “Es kommt nicht wirklich heraus, was darauf hindeutet, eine Tür zu öffnen und durchzutreten. Es ist eher ein langer, langer Spaziergang durch einen engen Korridor, der sich zu erweitern beginnt. “
Der NSYNC-Sänger erschien im Juli 2006 in einer Titelgeschichte für das People-Magazin. Bass sagte: “Die Sache ist, ich schäme mich nicht – das ist das Einzige, was ich sagen möchte. Ich denke nicht, dass es falsch ist, ich bin nicht am Boden zerstört, wenn ich das durchmache. Ich bin befreiter und glücklicher als mein ganzes Leben. Ich bin einfach glücklich.”
Die Autorin, Schauspielerin und Komikerin kam im November 2008 während einer gleichgeschlechtlichen Ehekundgebung in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, heraus. Sie sagte: “Ich spreche nicht wirklich über meine sexuelle Orientierung. Ich hatte nicht das Gefühl, dass ich musste. Ich lebte nur mein Leben, nicht unbedingt im Schrank, aber ich lebte mein Leben. Jeder, der mich persönlich kennt, weiß, dass ich schwul bin. Aber so sollten Menschen in der Lage sein, ihr Leben zu leben … Ich bin stolz darauf, eine Frau zu sein. Ich bin stolz darauf, eine schwarze Frau zu sein, und ich bin stolz darauf, schwul zu sein. “
Im Juli 2017 gab der Schauspieler „Heroes“ bekannt, dass er schwul und im April mit dem Schauspieler Jesse Haddock verheiratet war. Er schrieb auf Twitter: „Meine sexuelle Orientierung kam diese Woche erneut in Frage, als ein prominenter schwuler Mann eine Dankesrede nutzte, um mich zu„ outen “. Obwohl er mich nicht namentlich erwähnte, machten es die expliziten Details seiner Referenz der Öffentlichkeit und den Medien leicht, die Punkte zu verbinden. Obwohl es eine seltsame Situation ist, danke ich ihm, weil es für mich eine hervorragende Gelegenheit ist, öffentlich zu sagen, dass ich in der Tat ein Mann bin, der stolz andere Männer liebt. Tatsächlich habe ich diesen April meinen Mann geheiratet und ich könnte nicht glücklicher sein. “
Die kanadische Pop- und Country-Sängerin gab im Juni 1992 bekannt, dass sie eine schwule Person in The Advocate ist. Sie erklärte: „Ich bin mit dem Gefühl aufgewachsen, dass es niemanden gibt, mit dem ich mich identifizieren kann. Wenn mein Kommen aus dem Schrank macht [my fans] Überdenken Sie ihre Vorstellungen über schwule Menschen, dann habe ich etwas Gutes getan. “
Die Schauspielerin „Roseanne“ bestätigte im Juli 2010 vor dem Start ihrer Show „The Talk“, dass sie lesbisch war. Sie sagte: “Ich glaube nicht, dass es ein Problem sein wird. Ich denke nie wirklich an Dinge als “out” oder “in”. Ich denke nur, ich bin, wer ich bin, und wenn Themen auftauchen, die angemessen sind, werde ich darüber sprechen und teilen, wenn es richtig erscheint. “
Wright, eine der ersten Country-Musikerinnen, die als schwul herauskam, bestätigte ihre Orientierung im Mai 2010 gegenüber dem People Magazine. Sie bemerkte: “Nichts in meinem Leben war magischer als der Moment, als ich mich entschied herauszukommen.”
Das New Kids on the Block-Mitglied veröffentlichte im Januar 2011 auf der Website der Band: “Ich habe mein Leben sehr offen gelebt und nie die Tatsache verborgen, dass ich schwul bin.” Bevor er seine sexuelle Orientierung bestätigte, wurde er von der Popsängerin Tiffany geoutet, die ihn kurz datierte.
Die Schauspielerin „Family Ties“ kam 2009 während eines Interviews mit Matt Lauer in der Show „Today“ heraus. Sie erklärte: „Ich bin eine Lesbe und es war eine spätere Anerkennung. Einige Leute würden sagen: “Nun, du lebst eine Lüge”, und die Wahrheit ist – überhaupt nicht. Das ist erst seit sieben Jahren so. “
Der Country-Sänger kam im November 2014 während eines Interviews mit der Zeitschrift People heraus. Er erklärte: “… Ich erkannte, dass ich eine unglaubliche Geschichte hatte, die möglicherweise dazu beitragen könnte, dass das Leben eines Sohnes, einer Tochter oder eines Enkels nicht so schwierig wird wie meines. Vielleicht müssten sie nicht so viel Schmerz und Leid durchmachen. Es ist Zeit, meine Wahrheit zu sagen. “
Nairn, der Hodor in der HBO-Serie „Game of Thrones“ spielte, enthüllte im März 2014 in einem Interview auf einer Fanseite: „Wenn Sie über ‘die schwule Community’ sprechen, sprechen Sie über MEINE Community … ICH BIN bewusst davon ja, und ich finde es wirklich schön. Auch hier ist es ein Privileg, und das meine ich wirklich so. ” He also added that his sexuality is “a very small part of who I am on the whole, but nonetheless, in this day and age, it’s important to stand up and be counted.”
The actor, who played a closeted gay man in the crime drama series “The Playboy Club,” came out in real life during an interview with
Entertainment Weekly in 2011. He said, “I was nervous coming here today because I’ve just never talked about it. But, it’s so liberating. It was interesting to be coming to have a conversation that I was always afraid to have. This is my coming out ball. I’ve been dying to do this.”
She jokingly said she decided to go for a jog because of “Good Place” co-star Ted Danson’s enjoyment of running. Jamil said the job turned serious when she ran into traffic to escape a swarm of bees.
“I run in, a car hits me. Yeah, I get knocked over by a car,” Jamil told Kimmel.
Social media skeptics questioned Jamil’s injuries from the car accidents, as well as other statements about her
health she made in past interviews.
In Wednesday’s tweets, Jamil called the criticism “conspiracy theories.”
“Not afraid of you or your dumb internet conspiracy theories. Keep them coming,” Jamil tweeted. You just add to my relevance. I’m gonna keep helping people with eating disorders, and changing laws and global policies to protect kids and their mental
health and there’s NOTHING you can do about it.”
Jamil continued in additional tweets: “Being gaslit over your
health for entertainment is a very specific pain and trauma that a lot of people with Ehlers Danlos/invisible disability have to face every day from people who don’t understand our vastly under-researched condition. And to what end? Who wins?
“If I was (an) oil tycoon destroying the planet, or a serial sex offender I would maybe understand this vitriol and effort to target and harass me. But I’m just a mental
health/eating disorder advocate actually taking the time to change public policy and legislation to protect kids,” Jamil said.
Jamil faced backlash last week over her role in HBO Max’s new voguing competition series that some social media users said “belongs to queer people.”
Following online criticism, Jamil came out as “queer” during a lengthy statement posted on her Twitter account.
“This is why I never officially came out as queer,” she wrote. “I kept it low because I was scared of the pain of being accused of performative bandwagon jumping, over something that caused me a lot of confusion, fear and turmoil when I was a kid.”
She said the backlash forced her hand after years of hiding her sexuality. She admitted, “This is absolutely not how I wanted it to come out.”
Jamil’s revelation came one day after HBO Max announced she will judge “Legendary,” a voguing competition series that highlights “modern day ball culture,” which originated within the LGBTQ community. Megan Thee Stallion, Law Roach and Leiomy Maldonado will also serve as judges, in addition to commentary from Dashaun Wesley and music from DJ MikeQ.
But it was Jamil’s participation that was the target of backlash on social media after HBO MAX incorrectly labeled her the show’s MC host in a press release obtained by USA TODAY. (The streaming service clarified that Jamil is only a judge.)
Contributing: Cydney Henderson