There’s a strange phenomenon in our society where people seem to forget that bisexual people exist. Everyone finds themselves categorized as either gay or straight depending on their current partner, but there are a lot of people in the world who are attracted to both men and women. Here are nine celebrities you may not have known are bisexual!
1. Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong, the Green Day frontman, came out as bi in 1995. Coming out as bi 20 years ago is pretty f*cking punk rock. He says he has always been bisexual and thinks sexuality should be a non-issue.
2. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore came out as bi in an interview in 2003 and has spoken openly about her relationships with women. She says she has “always considered [herself] bisexual.” She has been married three times to men (including Tom Green, which is still super weird) and is currently single.
3. Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming is the star of dozens of movies and shows but he SHOULD be best-known for his seminal work Josie and the Pussycats. He has been married twice, once to a woman and once to man, his current husband.
4. Cary Grant
Cary Grant was never out publicly as bisexual, because unfortunately in his day it was hard to have a movie career and be LGBT. Actually, it’s still hard. F*ck. Grant was married five times to women, but had a long romantic relationship with George Randolph Scott. They met on the set of the 1932 movie Hot Saturday and owned homes together in Santa Monica and Los Feliz. They lived together until 1940 and stayed close for the rest of their lives.
5. Michael Stipe
The frontman of REM has been out as bi in his private life for a long time, and decided to come out publicly because people kept making a big goddamn deal out of it.
6. Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin is one of Hollywood’s most outspoken bisexuals. She makes clear that being married to her True Blood costar Steven Moyer (who is a man) doesn’t make her straight. Whoever she’s with, she’s still bisexual. She also kinda looks like me, so that’s cool.
7. Mike White
The co-creator and star of Enlightened (and supporting character in School of Rock, one of the greatest movies ever) has been out and bi for years. I did not know that until researching this article, and I enjoy having a mental encyclopedia of all the LGBTQ celebrities, so hopefully I managed to surprise you at least once in this article.
8. Andy Dick
Andy Dick is frequently thought of as gay, which he finds frustrating. “Just because I’ve been with guys… doesn’t mean I’m gay,” he said in an interview with the Washington Post. That’s right, world. Bi people actually exist. Shocker.
9. Megan Fox
In an interview with Esquire, Megan Fox said there is “no question in [her] mind” she is bisexual. There is no question in my mind that that is awesome.
Are there any celebs you were surprised to find out are bi? Tweet at me and let me know @erikaheidewald!