6 Stars Who Came Out as Queer After Playing a LGBTQ+ Character on TV
On TV (and in real life), girls are kissing girls and dudes are kissing dudes all the time. It’s totally normal and completely acceptable. Love is freakin’ love, everyone! It’s old news. But what isn’t old news is celebrities coming out after doing so!
We’re stoked that strong LGBTQ+ roles are inspiring actors and actresses everywhere to express themselves freely, especially since they live their lives in front of millions of people. Shows like Pretty Little Liars and Glee feature characters who are queer and also stars who identify the same way. Read on to see a list of your favorite stars who came out after playing LGBT roles on the small screen!
Shay Mitchell plays lesbian teen Emily Fields on the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars. In a 2016 interview, the actress confirmed that she's "never going to label herself" when it comes to her IRL sexuality — dhe firmly believes in and abides by the 'love is love' mentality and wouldn't restrict herself to only loving one gender.