Swedish pop star Darin Zanzar announced he is gay on Instagram. In Sweden, the Kurdish-Swedish singer born in Stockholm is known as the “king of pop.” He became a national sensation as a teenager. Finally, at the age of 33, Zanzar opened up to the world and announced that he is proud to be gay.
His Instagram note, attached to a scenic photo of himself front and center, said that everyone should be accepted for who they are. In return, he received a flood of positive responses and warmhearted support.
“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.
Singer Rebecca Black, who established herself as a singer via YouTube, came out as queer in 2020. She made the news known while chatting with the “Dating Straight” podcast. She talked about breaking up with a long-term, 8-year relationship with a woman because she needed to focus on introspection.
The “Friday” singer said she likes the word queer but sometimes feels a stronger gay tendency. She also talked about how she did not want to make coming out a big thing.
Sam Smith realized they are nonbinary by listening to conversations between nonbinary people. The recording artist, who had a complicated relationship with his female attributes, realized one day that it was not merely in his thoughts, he had not been confused. Smith discovered that his body gained weight in female areas, and this freed him into being able to understand that he is neither a woman nor a man.
In 2014, the Record of the Year Grammy-winning musician made the announcement that they identify as nonbinary. In 2019, the British pop star went to Instagram to share their new they/them pronouns.