YA author Becky Albertalli wrote a piece called, “I Know I’m Late” to clear the record. The “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” writer published it on “Medium.com” on August 31, 2020. It was not an empowering outing, she made clear, that the author felt coerced into saying something because of harsh speculation by literary critics.
She wrote that she is only coming out because she’s been “scrutinized, subtweeted, mocked, lectured, and invalidated just about every single day for years.” She concluded by stating she is bi. Hopefully, officially coming out has made things easier.
Tatiana Ringsby is a model and social media influencer from Hawaii. The fresh-faced beauty was 20 when she came out. That may seem young, but in this day and age, she probably considered it coming out later in life.
Ringsby announced she is bisexual in a super clever way. The social media star decorated a cake with, “Surprise, I’m Bi” written on it and presented it to her parents. She posted a live TikTok video of the event. Her dad asked if she was sure, but her mom went over and gave her a big hug of acceptance.
This musician came out bisexual in 2018. Jason Mraz is married, but it is his wife, counterintuitively, who helped him process it while they were still dating. After telling her he had been with a man but did not feel gay, she responded that his situation is described in Native American culture. Calling it “two-spirited,” the “I’m Yours” singer embraced her explanation. TikTok embraced it even more.
A video sampling footage of Mraz being interviewed via podcast reverberated around the internet. The interviewer proclaimed Mraz a badass for being honest with his then-girlfriend. The singer’s response: “Secrets are toxic.”
“Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat spoke out during the political climate of 2017. It was the beginning of #MeToo and gay rights stood front and center. Shawkat, as an Arab-American, felt a responsibility to put her voice out there. The actress shared her story of living bisexual with the LGBTQ+ magazine “Out.”
In the interview, she recalled growing up as a tomboy and not knowing if she was attracted to boys or girls. It helped her acting skills. Growing up in L.A., she knew many gay artists. She said that balancing her male and female energies allowed her to grow as an actor.
Model Maria Thattil, who won Miss Universe, hails from Melbourne, Australia. The beauty queen is also a savvy influencer. She came out bisexual on the Aussie reality TV show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” But the way she was outed was a shock.
She shared the story on Instagram at the beginning of 2022. The social media content producer opened up about the way her sexual preference was exploited by someone who took a screenshot of her dating app profile, showing male and female preferences, and publicized it. Afterward, she gratefully came out as bisexual on the reality TV series.