From Raven Symone To Miley Cyrus: 7 Disney Alums Who Are Openly LGBTQ+
So many of our favorite Disney Channel stars have grown to truly inspire us over the years—and many of those inspiring stars identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community! Stars that we grew to know as children and teens have now grown up to be adults who know themselves and are living their fullest, most authentic lives.
And as it’s Pride Month, check out some of the biggest Disney Channel alums who have proudly discussed their identity as a part of the Pride Community!
1. Raven Symone
Raven-Symoné has been incredibly proud of being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. The That’s So Raven! star officially came out when the right to marry was extended to gay people. And speasking of marriage, Raven jus got married to her partner Miranda Maday, breaking the news on Instagram on June 18. Related article: Raven-Symoné Secretly Married Her Girlfriend On Pride Month; Meet Her Wife
2. Miley Cyrus
Miley came out as pansexual in 2015, and shared during her February 2019 cover story with Vanity Fair why it was important for her, especially during her marriage to Liam Hemsworth, to be proud of who she is. ”People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever.”
3. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato doesn’t owe anyone an exact label for her sexuality, but she said in her documentary, ‘Simply Complicated,’ that she’s interested in dating men and women.
4. Alyson Stoner
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One of the OG of Disney stars, Alyson Stoner shared that she identifies as a queer woman in a personal essay called “What It Was Like to Fall In Love With a Woman.”
5. Bella Thorne
There’s no doubt, Bella Thorne has been open about her sexuality for a few years. But on July 2019, she officially came out as pansexual and has been open about her relationships, specifically with media personality Tana Mongeau.
6. Joey Pollari
Joey Pollari opened up about his sexuality while doing press for ‘Love, Simon’ in 2018. He came out as gay at the age of 18, and the central story of ‘Love, Simon’ completely resonated with him.
7. Hayley Kiyoko
Hayely Kiyoko first hit the small screens with her starring role in ‘Lemonade Mouth’ before she became the “queen of lesbians” (according to some fans) with her hit single, ‘Girls Like Girls.’