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Empire star Jussie Smollet’s recent announcement he was homosexual is just one example of celebrities being increasingly comfortable discussing their sexuality. Smollet discussed the matter with Ellen DeGeneres, and by and large the news cycle kept moving.

With more and more of Hollywood’s elite among the LBGT community, the news being more of a discussion than a revelation was a bit of a sign of progress. These 14 LBGT celebrities that outed themselves helped change the tone of such discussions with their choice to come out.

Photo: Ellen Show screen capture

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