10 Queer Celebrities Who Were Forced to Come Out of the Closet

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Coming out is a sensitive process that takes some people years or even decades(!) to complete, if ever. Everyone’s got their own manner of and speed at which they do things and, generally, this personal process is treated as such. However, like most things involving personal affairs and privacy, celebrities just aren’t afforded the same luxuries as the rest of us.

In fact, for so many queer celebrities who started their careers before they were public about their sexualities, the self-realizing process of coming out was turned into a nasty call-out by others. Outing people without their consent is cruel and, unfortunately, these 10 celebrities know exactly how it feels: