The 17 Most Emotional Celebrity Coming-Out Quotes of All Time

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For celebrity members of the LGBTQ+ community, they understand how difficult and emotional the coming-out process can be. Of course, it’s hard enough for regular people to come out to family and close friends, but in addition to coming out to those closest to them, many celebs also feel compelled to come out publicly to the world, which adds a whole other level of pressure.

Many gay celebs fear that by coming out, it will affect the roles they play and the way they’re perceived by fans, but many famous people who have decided to come out actually feel really liberated and like they can finally live their truth. In fact, some of these celebrities who came out to the public actually almost made us cry! Check out these 17 celebrities who made emotional statements about coming out and their decision to do so: