When Kristen Stewart hosted Saturday Night Live just over a month ago, she shocked a lot of people. No, it wasn’t because she accidentally dropped the F-bomb on live television, but rather this portion of her monologue: “The President is not a huge fan of me but that is so okay. But Donald [Trump], if you didn’t like me, then you’re probably really not going to like me now because I’m hosting SNL and I’m, like, so gay, dude.”
While some people were happy that the 26-year-old finally felt comfortable discussing her sexuality, others were confused — seeing as she previously dated men like Robert Pattinson and Rupert Sanders, wasn’t she bisexual, not gay? Now, however, it looks like those confused people were right all along.
“You’re not confused if you’re bisexual; it’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite,” she said in an interview with The Guardian.
The Twilight actress also spoke about sexual fluidity and the importance of acknowledging the ‘grey area‘ of sexuality.
“The whole issue of sexuality is so grey. I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that greyness, which has always existed. But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it. Things are changing. I mean, I don’t think I would have approached my life differently if that hadn’t been the case…But all the prejudice; it’s going for sure. I mean, yeah, it’s definitely still there. People still have some horrendous f*cking experiences. But it’s cool that you don’t have to nail everything down anymore…that whole certainty about whether you’re straight or gay or whatever.”
This seems like a major step — many people dismiss bisexuality as confusion and the fact that KStew is trying to let the world know that it’s a valid sexuality that should never be dismissed is a HUGE deal. But, you know you it goes…no one can ever be happy and people are actually saying she did the opposite by previously calling herself gay when she’s actually bi.
anyway kristen stewart is bi and called herself gay yawn bye
— georgia (@lcstrade) March 10, 2017
really not here for all the drama about how kristen has said she's both gay and bisexual.
— Lauren (@weathered) March 10, 2017
Why did the Guardian refer to Kristen Stewart as gay in an article literally about her being bi? Complete bi-erasure
— Annie Josephine (@AnnieJBC) March 10, 2017
Apparently it's offensive and objectionable if a bisexual person says "I'm so gay"??? pic.twitter.com/loHrLlQ13L
— Rochelle (@spiderxmilk) March 10, 2017
As we said before, it’s up to KRISTEN how (and if!!) she wants to define her sexuality, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with her calling herself gay even if she’s attracted to more than one gender. Remember — you are free to love whoever you want.
Like Kristen Stewart, these YouTube beauty gurus also came out as bisexual:
Unlike many other people on this list, Eva came out as bisexual on Twitter, not YouTube. Here's what she wrote:
"Just because you haven't dated someone of the same sex does not mean you can't be taken seriously as a bisexual. I am ready for myself to fall in love with someone, no matter who they end up being, and have been since I was 12. Boy or girl. Why would you limit your love to half of what it could be, based off of being scared to 'not be normal?' No, love is for everybody to share. Let yourself love whoever you fall in love with. Don't let your brain decide what boundaries your emotions have. Accepting yourself as being bisexual is not pledging to be 'different;' It's pledging to be honest."
Every time simplynessa tried to talk to her mom about her sexuality, she "would be told, 'That's wrong. You shouldn't be thinking that way. Do you want to go to hell?'"
But despite her mom's criticism, Vanessa still decided to publicly come out because she wanted her viewers to know "there's no need to hide who you really are."
"I am bisexual; I am attracted to both men and women, and at this point in my life I'm more attracted to women and it's been this way for a couple years," she said with tears in her eyes. "I'm not bi-curious. I have been in female-on-female relationships; my last one was in December 2015… I am able to connect with both a girl and a boy on a physical, emotional and mental level. So, I now know exactly who I am."
Gabbie, better known as velvetgh0st on YouTube, confirmed her bisexuality by simply replying 'yes' to a comment that asked if she liked girls, too, on one of her YT videos.
The Brit then posted screenshots of the texts she sent her dad and brother telling them about her sexuality, and wrote a note of encouragement to her followers.
"Don't let your sexuality define who you are, it's just a part of you and whatever you like is completely fine. Rock it."
Dodie Clark "went to a school in a place where using the terms lesbian, gay, transsexual were terms that were thrown away by people," so it took her years (and a little bit of alcohol) to finally admit that she was attracted to both men and women.
"It has just occurred to me that I don't think I've said I'm bisexual online, so… here we are," she revealed. "I am romantically and sexually attracted to both men and women."
Although this British YouTuber came out as bi at the beginning of June, she thought she was lesbian for many years because she only ever crushed on girls "up until the age of about 14."
"As you can see by the title, I'm gay… well, I'm bi," she said in her coming-out video."I am bi. I am bisexual. I like men and women and that is a very scary thing to say..."I’ve always been so scared to talk about this. I don’t know why, but I have. I was just scared I would be bullied and just treated different; I still am scared that I'm going to be treated differently, and that's why making this video is scaring the s*it out of me."
Ultimately, the 16-year-old decided to come out about her sexuality because she "feels like [she has] a duty" to help her viewers her message her about their own identity.
Connie Ella Glynn
Although Connie A.K.A. nodlerella technically made a coming-out video back in August, she didn't want it to be a formal thing because NOT being straight isn't a big deal at all.
"I consider myself very openly bisexual, to the point where it never occurred to me that I'd need to make a coming-out video," she said. " I don't remember a time when I wasn't out."
Gracie Francesca Victory
Even though Gracie (the face behind UglyFaceofBeauty on YT) isn't quite sure if 'bisexual' is the right label for her because she "never wanted to be with a woman other than just sexual stuff," it seems that she most closely relates to heteroromantic bisexual, which describes a person that is sexually attracted to both genders but only gets romantically involved with men."