Famous British Women Who Came Out in 2021

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More celebrities than ever have proudly come out and flown the rainbow flag as LGBTQ community members in the last decade or so. It is true that the media should care less about a person’s sexual preference or gender identity. Still, the impact those celebrities create by discussing their experience is quite profound. British celebrities, in particular, truly motivate those who are still struggling to accept their sexuality and come out to claim their freedom. 

Quite interestingly, more Britons than ever before now identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual. Many statistics reveal that the nation’s gay and bi-community has grown by 15%. In 2019 alone, over 2.7% of Britons over the age of 16 defined themselves as LGBTQ. The uptick in the popularity of lesbian dating sites in the UK is a big factor in making gay dating as simple as it can get. With the ease of finding a partner online, both young and mature LGBTQ singles believe it is the right time to come out and claim what’s theirs.

2021: A Proud Year for Members of the LGBTQ Community

The pandemic might have kept people from mingling outside, but it seems that it truly gave them time to explore their sexuality. Women, in particular, are now using online dating sites not just to find partners but also to chat with others who have gone through the same situation. In 2021, tons of women in the spotlight decided to come out and show their authentic selves. 

A long list of American celebrities found their true identities early in 2021. Popstar JoJo Siwa announced she is queer when in her TikTok video in January 2021. Similarly, country music star T. J. Osborne made headlines in February by announcing he is gay. In the same year, Demi Lovato came out as pansexual, Kehlani came out as a lesbian, and YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous came out as well. 

Things have not been very different for British celebrities either, as many decided to make their sexual preferences public. 

Cara Delevingne

Starting her career as a model, she quickly became popular owing to her unique style and personality. She has always been very vocal about her sexuality and identity. The mainstream press covered her quite well, making her so popular that girls in chat rooms on dating sites would want to find a partner like Cara. She hinted about her sexuality in a Vogue article in 2018, but she finally came out, saying that it is time to “embrace your weirdness.” 

Gillian Anderson

It would not be wrong to suggest that she is an emblem of the LGBTQ community. Discussed mostly in chat rooms and on dating sites for her role in the sex-positive “Sex Education,” she is also known for extending true support to The Trevor Project. She has always talked about her sexuality and shared her views on gender fluidity, but she recently came out proudly and became an LGBTQ icon.

Jameela Jamil

An English activist and presenter, Jamila debuted as a presented on Channel 4. She hosted a pop culture series from 2009 to 2012 and then took over the radio to win people’s hearts. She openly supports a number of causes, including anti-racism, body image, women’s issues, mental health, and of course, LGBTQ issues. Her candor in confronting all these sensitive issues makes her stand out. She identifies herself as queer and talks about her experience through social media platforms and via her work on TV and radio.

Emma Corrin

Her role as Princess Diana on Netflix’s “The Crown” became her claim to fame. She even bagged the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance. She proudly lifted the trophy, leaving behind her co-star Olivia Colman. She is among those British women who came out as non-binary in 2021. Those who are still exploring their sexuality or do not find any tag fitting their personality often search dating sites as non-binary. So many people on these dating sites also change their pronouns, and Corrin did the same in “their” Instagram bio. Their role in “The Crown” truly helped them identify their authentic gender identity.

Ella Hunt

Her amazing performance in the film Anna and the Apocalypse had her nominated for a Scottish BAFTA, but she became famous mainly because of her role in the ITV comedy-drama Cold Feet and the Apple TV+ series Dickinson. The 23-year-old actress admitted that she faced so much while exploring her true sexual identity. She eventually came out as queer in 2021. Her role in Dickinson also revolves around the same-sex storyline.

Lily Cole

British supermodel Lily Cole is yet another name on the list of British women who came out in 2021. Right now, she identifies herself as queer and believes that she still has a lot of exploration to do because she finds other labels to be a bit too “rigid.” She further elaborated her take on using the word queer while discussing her debut book with the Sunday Times Style. She believes it is the best way to tell the world who she is while protecting her personal life.


From British supermodels to actresses, so many women now feel empowered to acknowledge how they feel sexually and what they want in life. They inspire young girls who still struggle to find the right gender identity and turn to online dating sites for assistance. Chat rooms work great to identify what others feel and find a reliable partner, but be sure to pick the best platform to find a date safely.