5 Celebrities Speak on When They Realised They Were Gay

Posted by PZ on December 14th, 2015

Coming to terms with your sexuality can be a struggle and these 5 celebrities have all opened up on the moment they realised they were gay. Discovering from a young age that they weren’t attracted to the opposite sex, these stars have spoken on finding out that they’re gay and how they they came to understand their sexuality.

Anderson Cooper


Anderson remembers back to childhood and believes he always knew he was gay: “I’ve always known I was gay from the time I was a little kid. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t aware of it, even before I knew what it was or the name of it.”

Beth Ditto

Beth was around 15 when she discovered her attraction to women: “When I realised I was gay, I was really afraid of it. I didn’t want to go to hell. ‘I hated my friends’ boyfriends because I wanted them to hang out with me. I had crushes on my friends and lots of confusing things. The jealousy wasn’t normal.”

Charice Pempengco

Charice says she has known since she was 5 years old: “I knew [I was gay] when I was 5. I was in grade school and I saw this girl, and I felt different. I didn’t know what it was, but I just knew … it felt special. And when I was 10, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s it; I’m gay.”

Jane Lynch

Jane says that at age 12  she saw two men holding hands and she realised she wanted a female version of what she saw: “[I thought], ‘That’s what I have… I am the girl version of that’. When I grew up. I didn’t want to be too tall. I didn’t want to be too loud. I didn’t want to be gay.”

Lance Bass

Lance reveals he was 5 when he understood his own sexuality: “Well, yeah. I knew I was gay since I was 5-years old. I knew my whole life that I liked guys, but there’s no way I would be able to do that because that was wrong.”

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