“I just was living, and I realized, ‘Oh, I don’t think my grandparents know that I like all different types of humans,'” the 31-year-old said. And at that moment I had not even chosen any words to describe myself. But I decided to call myself queer as it allowed me to continue growing regardless of my feelings for anyone. That’s how it works for me. 

Ariana however revealed that she was able to share a moment in her childhood that can be seen as her coming out story.   

When I was 11 years old, I rode with my mom in the car. We were in the middle of a dance workshop, and on the ride home, I said, ‘Mom, you know, people are just really beautiful. You can see all the beautiful dancers. It’s possible for me to like a girl. She shared, “I could date girls.” “She was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool.'” 

Cynthia: British Vogue reported that it took the performer, who will star in the upcoming film adaptation of Wicked, a long time to share that she is bisexual.

Cynthia told the outlet that LGBTQIA+ people “still feel the need to be constantly justifying why we deserve to be treated as equal beings, when really the only difference is that we love differently and we express ourselves differently. Instead of being shamed for this, we should be applauded for being courageous. Giving people permission to express themselves fully is the best thing.

She said, “I don’t know how many people that I have found along this path, who have welcomed me in with open arms. They made space for my needs and made me feel at ease in my skin.” “I want others to feel the same.”