From Lili Reinhart to Stephanie Beatriz, we love these bicons
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGES FROM DREAMSTIME
Everyone here at Team DIVA is wishing our bisexual readers and their allies a happy Bi Week 2023. We love celebrating the wonderful bi+ celebrities who serve up visibility all year round, but to celebrate this year’s annual observation, join us in putting a spotlight on 10 biconic celebs.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Encanto star has provided wonderful bi visibility throughout her career. A highlight for fans was when the actor busted myths surrounding bisexuality for Bi Visibility Day 2021.
The Riverdale actor came out as bisexual in an Instagram post back in 2020. And in an interview with Flaunt magazine, the star opened up more about her sexuality. “I felt that since I’ve exclusively been in heteronormative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, the vilify me and accuse me of ‘faking it’ to get attention,” she said. “But to my close friends, and those in my life, my bisexuality has been no secret.”
Both Tessa and her character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Valkyrie, are bisexual icons. And of course, we loved seeing her feature in pansexual pop star, Janelle Monáe’s Make Me Feel music video.
It’s been a big year for fans of The Sex Lives Of College Girls star. Her Cara Delevingne-directed music video, Pretty Girls, filled us all with gay panic. And earlier this year the bisexual musician and actor opened up about the bisexual awakening that followed after she experienced her first girl crush.
The Doctor Who and Tom Jones actor is a firm DIVA favourite and certified bisexual icon. In our 2021 interview with Pearl, she had this to say on bisexual representation: “As a whole, we are doing a lot better with queer representation… I think there is room for more. Not just so that people can understand us, but so the stereotypes are shattered, because they’re bullshit.”
Everyone’s favourite deadpan bisexual actor came out as bi back in a 2016 interview with Advocate. “Girls are into me – that’s no secret,” she told the publication. “Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it.”
Back in 2021, Willow Smith came out to her mother and grandmother on their multigenerational talk show, The Red Table Talk. The musician told them: “I love men and women equally and so I would definitely want one man, one woman.” She has since gone on to bring more awareness to polyamory and break stigmas surrounding it.
Like a true Zoomer, the Moana actor came out in a TikTok video in 2020. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly a year later, the star confessed that: “The funniest part to me was that I had girlfriends in high school. I think girls are great, but I wouldn’t think that it was necessary to come out.”
The bisexual musician has been credited as being many of our reader’s bisexual awakening and/or crush. And earlier this year, Halsey recalled that her team feared her song, Bad At Love, would be banned on the radio due to the lyrics referencing her bisexuality. We’re glad that despite it all, Halsey continued to be unapologetic about her sexuality.
The actor and talk show host has publicly identified as bisexual since 2003, when in an interview with Contact Music she said: “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual.” And yet, her bisexuality is often noticeably erased in the media. I can speak on behalf of Team DIVA when I say we love this bisexual babe.
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