As 2022 comes to a close, NBC Out is celebrating the actors, athletes, and other public figures who have come out publicly this year.

rebel wilson

Rebel Wilson attends a 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California. P. Lehman/Future Publishing via Getty Images archive

In the middle of LGBTQ Pride Month in June, Rebel Wilson announced that he is dating a woman. The 42-year-old actor shared an Instagram post alongside her new love with the caption: «I thought I was looking for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess.»

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California on March 27.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Musician and actress Janelle Monáe confirmed in April that she is non-binary, meaning neither exclusively male nor female, and discussed what it means to her in an interview with «red table talk”, a talk show hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith; her daughter, Willow Smith; and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Monae said use the pronouns she/she and they/them.

john cameron mitchell

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John Cameron Mitchell speaks onstage at Tribeca Celebrates Pride Day at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studio on May 4 in New York City. File Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

John Cameron Mitchell, star of the Peacock series “Joe vs. Carole”, revealed that he is nonbinary in a March interview with Mitchell, who is perhaps best known as the star and creator of the 2001 cult classic «Hedwig and the Angry Inch,» told Los Angeles magazine in June that he keep using the pronouns he/he.

Jerrod Carmichael

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Jerrod Carmichael accepts Outstanding Screenplay for «Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel» at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 12.Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael came out publicly as gay on his HBO special «Rothaniel,» which premiered in April and was recorded in February at New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club. The special weaves together stories from Carmichael’s family history with his own coming-of-age.

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Human rights campaign organizes dinner in Los Angeles 2022
Charlee Corra speaks at the Human Rights Campaign dinner March 12 in Los Angeles. Randy Shropshire/Getty Images

Disney family member Charlee Corra came out as transgender publicly in March and condemned anti-LGBTQ state bills. Corra, who uses the pronouns «he» and «them,» and his family also announced this year that they would match up to $500,000 in donations to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group.

ellia green

Image: Ellia Green with her partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui in Sydney, Australia on August 15, 2022.
Ellia Green, right, with her partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter in Sydney, Australia, on August 15.Mark Baker/AP

Ellia Green, one of the stars of Australia’s women’s rugby sevens team, which won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics, announced in August that she is a transgender man. Green said the realization that sharing his experience could save the lives of others is what forced him to come out publicly.

Chrishell Stause

Crishell Stause, right, and G Flip.
Crishell Stause, right, and G Flip.chrishell.stause/ Instagram

“Selling Sunset” star Chrishell Stause confirmed her relationship with non-binary Australian musician G Flip in May, during the reunion episode of the fifth season of the popular real estate reality show. Stause later opened up about his relationship in a video shared on Instagram: “I know some of you won’t understand this or disagree with this, but for me, it’s about the person. It’s about your heart.»

jake daniels

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Blackpool’s Jake Daniels shakes hands with Peterborough United’s Ronnie Edwards after the match in Peterborough, UK on May 7.Mark Cosgrove/News Images/Sipa USA via AP File

English footballer Jake Daniels revealed he is gay in May in a pioneering moment for European men’s soccer. The 17-year-old striker made the announcement at the end of his first season as a professional player at second division club Blackpool.

Daria Kasatkina

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Daria Kasatkina looks on during the women’s singles semifinal on Day 12 at Roland Garros on June 2 in Paris. File by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Russia’s top-ranked female tennis player Daria Kasatkina said in a video interview in July that she is dating a woman. Shortly after the interview was released, Kasatkina posted a photo on Instagram of her hugging Olympic silver medalist figure skater Natalia Zabiiako with a heart emoji and called Zabiiako «my cute pie.» in a Twitter post.


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Bosco attends the «RuPaul’s Drag Race» season 14 finale red carpet at Flamingo Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 18. Denise Truscello/Getty Images

«RuPaul’s Drag Race» contestant Bosco, who appeared on season 14 of the reality competition show, came out as transgender in February. In a message shared on Instagram, Bosco revealed that she would use the pronouns she/she and they/them to crawl around, saying, «I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.»

Aunjanue Ellis

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Aunjanue Ellis arrives at the 94th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 27. File Jae C. Hong / AP

Oscar-nominated «King Richard» star Aunjanue Ellis, 53, has been open about her sexuality with her friends and family for decades, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that she addressed her bisexuality publicly. In March, she donned a red Dolce & Gabbana suit jacket with the word «Queer» written in rhinestones on the jacket’s left arm. The subtle signal wasn’t much noticed, but the actor later opened up about his sexuality in an interview with Variety which was published in June, describing herself as bisexual and queer.

maybel blair

Abbi Jacobson, Maybelle Blair
Abbi Jacobson, left, and Maybelle Blair present the award for best female sports athlete at the ESPY Awards on July 20 in Los Angeles.Mark Terrill/AP

Maybelle Blair, a 95-year-old former baseball player who helped inspire the 1992 movie «A League of Their Own,» is living proof that it’s never too late to embrace your authentic self. blair came out publicly this year after serving as a consultant for Amazon Prime’s very queer TV reboot of the decades-old film.

jena malone

Jena Malone at the world premiere of the film "The public" at the Toronto International Film Festival
Jena Malone at the world premiere of «The Public» at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2018. Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images file

Actress Jena Malone revealed in a August Instagram Post that she had been “learning a new way” to articulate her sexuality and was “using words to guide me, not define me”. She then said: “Find words that feel more appropriate to explore in my narrative. Pansexuality. Sapiosexuality. Polyamory.”

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Jasmine Kennedy.
Jasmine Kennedy. VH1

«RuPaul’s Drag Race» contestant Jasmine Kennedie, who appeared on season 14 of the reality competition show, came out as transgender in February. in a emotional episode of «Untucked,» Kennedie tearfully revealed, «I’m trans and I’ve been really scared to say that.»

lucas baines

Luke Baines in New York City on April 18, 2019.
Luke Baines in New York City on April 18, 2019.Monica Schipper/Getty Images

“Shadowhunters” actor Luke Baines shared on Instagram in June that he “was lucky enough to have been in love twice: the first time with a woman, the second time with a man. Label it what you want, but all I know is… love is love. Happy pride!”

T.J. House

TJ House of the White Sox pitches against the Texas Rangers in Glendale Ariz., on February 28, 2018.
TJ House of the White Sox pitches against the Texas Rangers in Glendale Ariz., on February 28, 2018.Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images archive

Former Major League Baseball pitcher TJ House has come out as gay and announced his engagement to his partner, Ryan Neitzel, in a emotional post on facebook December 8th. House, who is only the third former MLB player to come out, said shame kept him in the closet, but «love finally set me free.»

Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin

Selfie posted on Instagram of Miss Puerto Rico Fabiola Valentín and Miss Argentina Mariana Varela
Miss Puerto Rico Fabiola Valentin and Miss Argentina Mariana Varela.@marianajvarela and @fabiolavalentinpr / via Instagram

A former Miss Argentina and a former Miss Puerto Rico advertised on instagram in October they get married. In a joint post shared on their accounts, Mariana Varela from Argentina and Fabiola Valentín from Puerto Rico wrote: “After deciding to keep our relationship private, we now open our doors to a special day.” The message included what appeared to be their wedding date, October 28, along with heart and ring emojis.

Liliana Bajtiari

Sarah Al-Khayyal, Liliana Bakhtiari and Kris Brown
Sarah Al-Khayyal, Liliana Bakhtiari and Kris Brown on their front porch with two of their cats, Moo and Rugrat.Courtesy of Kris Brown

Atlanta city councilwoman Liliana Bakhtiari, the first queer Muslim elected in Georgia and the first non-binary female councilwoman from a major US city, revealed in September that they are not monogamous. Bakhtiari, who uses gender-neutral pronouns, said: «I’m in love with two wonderful people» and she shared that the trio plans to build a family together.

Eureka O’Hara

Eureka O'Hara, Jaida Essence Hall and Trinity K Bonet join the cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Live!  At Flamingo Las Vegas
Drag queen Eureka O’Hara performs on RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! In Las VegasDenise Truscello/Getty Images for RuPaul’s Drag Race

Eureka O’Hara, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ alum, came out as transgender in a exclusive interview with People Posted on December 22. The drag performer, who stars on HBO’s reality show «We’re Here,» told the magazine: «It’s been really magical and it’s been probably the easiest coming-of-age and transition journey I’ve ever had.» on.»

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo at the European Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" in London on November 3, 2022.
Cynthia Erivo at the European premiere of Marvel Studios’ «Black Panther: Wakanda Forever» in London on November 3.Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

Oscar-nominated actress Cynthia Erivo opened up about being bisexual on British Vogue Pride Edition in August. The British-born star told the magazine that LGBTQ people «still feel the need to constantly justify why we deserve to be treated as equals, when really the only difference is that we love differently and express ourselves differently.» ”. the most important thing is to give «people the space to show themselves fully as they are».

ava philippe

Ava Phillippe in Los Angeles on December 8, 2022.
Ava Phillippe in Los Angeles on December 8.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Celine

Ava Phillippe, the daughter of actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, opened up about her sexuality during an Instagram Story Q&A in January. Asked if she likes «boys or girls,» Phillippe, 23, wrote: «I’m attracted to…people! (Gender is whatever),» according to People.