The Parks and Recreation alum came out publicly on her former co-star Amy Poehler's Smart Girls website in June 2016, writing, "I don't like labeling myself, or anyone else, but if it's easier for you to understand me, what I'm saying is that I'm queer."
The CMT star came out in an Instagram post.
The Growing Up Hip Hop reality star and model came out during an episode of the hit series.
Hollywood has a long list of out and proud celebrities. From trailblazers like Melissa Etheridge and K.D. Lang to more newly out names like Anderson Cooper, Zachary Quinto and Frank Ocean, plenty of Tinseltown's same-sex oriented stars aren't afraid to share their true selves with fans around the world. Let's take a look at all of our favorite singers and actors who've come out of the closet as gay.
The Scream actress addressed her sexuality on Twitter, writing, ""hello my name is bex and yes the rumors are true I am v gay."
The Olympic skier came out as gay in an interview with ESPN. "For most of my life I've dreaded the day that people would find out I was gay. Now, I couldn't be more excited to tell you all the truth," he wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post.
The pro wrestler came out in a moving letter on Facebook, writing, "I truly have nothing to hide anymore."
The Empire actor cleared the air during a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The actress and supermodel came out as gay with her 2015 memoir, Straight Walk: A Supermodel's Journey to Finding Her Truth. She told Yahoo! Parenting that her 8-year-old daughter inspired the book.
The actor, who won an Oscar and a Tony for his role as the Emcee in the film and original Broadway production of Cabaret, revealed in a January 2015 People magazine interview that he is a gay man. He was married to a woman, former actress Jo Wilder, for about 24 years. They have two children, a son, James, and daughter and actress Jennifer Grey.
The YouTube sensation revealed his sexuality in a video titled "Coming Out." "This has easily been the hardest thing I ever had to do but I'm so happy that I'm doing it," he shared with his fans.
The Major League Baseball umpire announced that he was gay in an interview with Referee magazine alongside his husband, Mike Rausch.
The 51-year-old country singer came out in November 2014, saying, "I'm an out, proud and happy gay man."
The actress revealed she is a gay woman during a personal speech delivered at Time to THRIVE, a conference to promote the welfare of LGBT youth held at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Robin Roberts came out as gay in an end-of-year Facebook post, saying she she was grateful for "longtime girlfriend" Amber Laign.
The Olympic diver came out in a YouTube video, saying, "I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier."
The Biggest Loser personal trainer came out as gay to help contestant Bobby Saleem, who revealed he was struggling to do so himself with his father. "Being gay doesn't mean that you are less than anybody else," Harper said on the show. "It's just who you are."
Star of 30 Rock and Weeds casually broke the news of his sexuality to Out magazine as part of its annual "Out 100 list," saying he felt it was a "nice time" to come out, "especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions."
The Prison Break star revealed his sexuality after being invited to attend a film festival in Russia. "As a gay man, I must decline," the 41-year-old said as the Russian government continues to voice their opposition against the gay community.
The star of Nickelodeon's Fred series revealed he was gay through a YouTube video. "I'm gay," he told his loyal fans. "It feels so weird saying it on camera!"
"I'm gay, and I'm happy. I'm very happy," the 29-year-old WWE star nonchalantly told a paparazzi at LAX airport in August 2013.
The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer had an epiphany while working on his memoir. As he opened up about his life through writing, Martin decided it was finally time to go public with his sexuality.
The Argo actor first spoke about his relationship with artist Rainer Andreesen to blogger Greg Hernandez. "I don't really talk about it but everybody knows," the actor said.
While accepting an award at the Desert AIDS Project's Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, the White Collar actor acknowledged that he is gay by giving a shout-out to his partner, Hollywood publicist Simon Halls.