25 Of The Most Inspiring Celebrity Coming Out Stories
Album of the Year Grammy Award nominee Janelle Monae didn’t come out as pansexual until April of 2018 during a Rolling Stone cover interview.
“Being a black queer woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women,” she opened the interview, “I consider myself to be a free-*ss motherf*cker.’”
Janelle said she never explicitly hid her identity but acknowledged that her song “Q.U.E.E.N.” was originally titled “Q.U.E.E.R.”
“I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you,” the singer said of her Grammy-nominated album, Dirty Computer. “This album is for you. Be proud.”