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Here Are 8 Celebrities Most People Have No Clue Are Transgender Or Non-Binary

TheThings 2/7/2023 Sarah Zellner

Celebrities have a strong platform to advocate for causes that are important to them, and typically the causes that strike a chord with their audience the most are those that are close to their hearts. A large portion of Gen Z and Millennials have been starting the conversation on gender identity. They've taught many individuals that there is a difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and how coming out as transgender, nonbinary, or gender queer has changed their lives.

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There seems to be some idea that a person looks a certain way or acts a certain way, but it's simply ridiculous to think like that. In fact, below we have a list of 8 celebrities most people have no idea are either transgender, non-binary, or both.

Sam Smith Battled With Themselves For Years

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Sam Smith announced on Instagram in 2019 that they are non-binary saying, “Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM. After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”

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Sam Smith is a singer and songwriter from England. They rose to fame when their song "Latch," came in at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. With their follow-up single, "La La La," featuring music from "Naughty Boy" the following year, their popularity as a performer increased. They won both the BBC's "Sound of 2014" and the "Brit Critics Choice Award" categories, for which they were nominated. Their debut album, which had numerous hits, was a huge success in the US and the UK. They also gained notoriety for being nominated for and winning four of the six "Grammy Awards."

Demi Lovato Is Speaking Out Again

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On Insta Demi said, “I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary.” They continued on to say, “I’m still learning and coming into myself and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me.” In the announcement, they also shared that their pronouns are they/them.

Demi is no stranger to speaking about what is going on in her life. Having gone to rehab for a drug addiction, battled an eating disorder, had suicidal tendencies, and getting diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. She has bravely put herself out there in an effort to help others who may be struggling too.

Brigette Lundy-Paine Is Atypical

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Brigette Lundy-Paine from Atypical, Bombshell, and Bill & Ted Face the Music announced on IG in 2019 that they were non-binary and that they use they/them pronouns. Saying, “I’m non-binary, always felt a lil bit boy, a lil bit girl, a lil bit neither. Using [they/them] as of late and it feels right.”

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Brigette is most known for their portrayal of Casey Gardner in Netflix’s Atypical. They discussed how their role in Atypical helped them come to terms with their sexual orientation when coming out. On the show Casey is discovering her own sexuality and everything to do with LGBTQ. Casey’s brother Sam is autistic; Brigette said, “Sam feels like a deep part of myself that I am only now beginning to let out: the insecurities and the complete confusion with the system and the rules that have been laid out for him.”

The Beautiful And Talented Hunter Schafer

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When HBO first aired Euphoria, audiences were captivated. This was greatly influenced by Hunter Schafer's portrayal of Jules alongside Zendaya's Rue. Hunter was discovered on Instagram and began walking the runways for designers including Rick Owens, Miu Miu, Dior, and Marc Jacobs. However, her huge break—and breaks don't get much bigger—came from Euphoria. Hunter is a very proud trans girl, and she is not afraid to let those who are not aware, aware.

Hunter fights for the rights of everyone in the LGBTQ+ community. While she has said she struggles with the term activist, she is a big one. She looks at it differently, though. She is doing what is right and what she believes in. Hunter’s family was very accepting of everything she went at them with regarding her being transgender, and she knows not everyone has that same support system. She aims to make a difference.

Elliot Fletcher Is No Longer Faking It

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On MTV's Faking It, Elliot Fletcher made his acting debut as Noah, which launched his career. Later on, he would temporarily join the casts of The Fosters and Shameless. Shortly after their 17th birthday, Fletcher came out as a transgender man and revealed that they use the pronouns he/him. The actor also took part in Jen Richards' 2017 effort, which was a video message to Hollywood urging it to provide transgender actors and actresses more and better jobs.

Despite being born with a female designation, Elliot identified as male. He also informed his family that day in August 2013 that he wanted to start living as a boy. The family wasn't shocked despite the announcement's magnitude. His mother Julia commented saying, "We had said goodbye to the concept of a little girl in her Christmas dress long before. So by the time he came out to us, we had gone past the idea of a bridal dress and walking down the aisle. This was a confirmation of what we already knew."

Ruby Rose. Hey Girl, Hey!

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Ruby Rose is an absolute knockout. Fans went wild when it was announced she would be joining the cast of Orange is the New Black, and guess what? A lot of them have no idea who the real Ruby Rose is. Meanwhile, we’re obsessed. Ruby has a resume that speaks for itself as far as talent goes.

Resident Evil, The John Wick Franchise, and Batwoman are just a few places you can see her in action. Ruby Rose is a transgender Australian actor and model. Ruby says she is very gender fluid, and gender neutral. Her pronouns are she/her.

Sara Ramirez, The Doctor Is Out

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Sara Ramirez is well-known to Grey's Anatomy viewers. Although they have long been out in the open as bisexual, they came out on Instagram as nonbinary in August of 2020. Sara had previously used the pronouns she/they, but has since changed to they/them.

Grey’s Anatomy is not the only place we have seen Sara Ramirez. They have been on Broadway, acted in other shows like, Madame Secretary, and Sex and the City spin off, And Just Like That. Sara is also a writer, activist, and a singer too. There is really nothing they can’t do, honestly, amazing.

Jamie Clayton Took On The Role Of Pinhead

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Popular transgender actress, model, and media figure Jamie Clayton hails from the United States. She is most recognized for her roles as Nomi Marks in Sense8 on Netflix, as Sasha Booker in Designated Survivor, and as Tess Van De Berg in The L Word: Generation Q on Showtime. In addition to performing, Jamie is a fervent supporter and champion of the LGTBQ+ community.

Most recently Jamie Clayton was part of the remaking of Hellraiser. Taking on the role of Pinhead, and looking creepier than ever. It is almost hard to believe it is even her given how beautiful she is. Jamie is a transgender woman. Years ago she underwent the surgery, and today she proudly lets people know of her journey.

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