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LGBTQ+ stars who were told to stay in the closet

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 33: Coming out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, though it is increasingly celebratory, remains a very difficult thing to do. That challenge is only amplified when your entire career rides on your public image, as it does for so many actors and musicians.We all know the struggle to come to terms with one's sexuality can be hard enough, but even when a person is ready to share their authentic self with the world, it can be extremely disheartening to feel like the world isn't ready to hear it. Many LGBTQ+ celebrities have even been pressured to stay in the closet, either by agents, casting directors, friends, or family, despite having expressed the desire to come out.Click through this gallery to see the stars who have been advised at one point or another to stay in the closet for the sake of their career. And let's celebrate the fact that they didn't!  You may also like: George Clooney and other actors who totally transformed their bodies for a movie

LGBTQ+ stars who were told to stay in the closet

Coming out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, though it is increasingly celebratory, remains a very difficult thing to do. That challenge is only amplified when your entire career rides on your public image, as it does for so many actors and musicians.

We all know the struggle to come to terms with one's sexuality can be hard enough, but even when a person is ready to share their authentic self with the world, it can be extremely disheartening to feel like the world isn't ready to hear it. Many LGBTQ+ celebrities have even been pressured to stay in the closet, either by agents, casting directors, friends, or family, despite having expressed the desire to come out.

Click through this gallery to see the stars who have been advised at one point or another to stay in the closet for the sake of their career. And let's celebrate the fact that they didn't!  

You may also like: George Clooney and other actors who totally transformed their bodies for a movie

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