The model-turned-actress-turned role model broke through into the mainstream last year, after her appearance as Stella on Orange Is The New Black.
She later married – then divorced – Johnny Depp, but says marrying a man does not define her sexual orientation.
World famous supermodel Cara Delevingne chose a suitably fashionable way to come out – in Vogue magazine.
Ultra-liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has long supported equality, attracting fury from conservatives for performing same-sex weddings herself ahead of last year’s court ruling which saw marriage equality legalised across the US.
Christian rock star Vicky Beeching came out as gay in 2014.
Last year, she said staying in the closet hurt her career more than coming out as gay did, before making an impassioned plea for LGBT community to “live freely, love freely and not be afraid.” Plus she confronted a homophobic preacher on the streets of Washington DC during Trump’s inauguration ceremony.