It is a choice. With the changing dynamics of the socio-political structure of many countries across the world, we have seen more and more celebrities taking the lead and “coming out” on their personal lives, coming out in the open to make aware of their sexuality. This list brings to you the actresses, or celebrities as they are known, who came out as lesbians or bisexuals in their orientation and also openly advocate the LGBTQ cause, for they have been on the receiving side so far.
These actresses are known for their power-packed performances, or their celebrity statuses and have inspired a plethora of audiences and fans alike. Many of them, despite their belonging to conservative households or belonging to restrictive communities, have mustered up enough courage to talk about the trivialities of the LGBTQ community and have bolstered for their acceptance, for having equal rights like any other human being – the right to choose, the right to take a stance, and the right to be free. Though many of these actresses have not openly admitted being lesbians, they have candidly expressed their orientations in one or the other TV talks or interviews. Here goes the list of top 12 most famous lesbians.
12. Kate McKinnon
Primarily known for comic roles and for doing celebrity impressions with an inexplicable ease, Kate McKinnon is known for her voiceover stints in movies like ‘Finding Dory (2016)’, ‘The Angry Birds Movie (2016)’, ‘Leap! (2017)’, ‘Ferdinand (2017)’ to name a few. She has also starred in many supporting roles in movies like ‘Life Partners (2014)’, ‘Staten Island Summer (2015)’, etc. McKinnon is also the recipient of multiple Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in ‘Saturday Night Live’ for being an “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series”. Her impressions of various celebrities are a sensation and her appearances in TV shows like ‘The Big Gay Sketch Show’ – an LGBT themed sketch comedy are well known. When she was cast for SNL, she was touted to be the first open lesbian cast member of the show. Also, in an interview she has been quoted to be saying that she’d rate herself as a “98.5% Les”. Kate McKinnon is currently dating Jackie Abbott, as was evident from their 2017 appearance at the Emmy’s.
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