2017 is still far from being done, but so far, there have been plenty of celebrities and public figures who have used their platforms to live their truths and add some much-needed visibility to the LGBT community!
Here are 15 notable people who have made 2017 the year they came out!
The 28-year-old Atlanta rapper (known mostly for his hit song “Tuesday”) came out as gay back in January during a heartfelt string of tweets. His coming out added much needed queer visibility to the genre of hip-hop, but it wasn’t without some backlash, the most notable being homophobic criticism from rap group Migos.
Season 6 RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Gia Gunn came out as trans in an April Instagram post. The emotional video coincided with International Transgender Day of Visibility.
"I can only hope the best for each and every single one of my trans brothers and sisters," Gia said. "Let's be visible."
"Country music is so diverse and perhaps the most supportive music industry that exists," Alan told People. "My story’s very real, and that’s what country music is: I live a real life that’s had twists and turns, ups and downs, and it’s kind of a country song in and of itself!"