Out and Proud Celebrities was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. EJ Johnson

EJ Johnson

2. Robin Roberts announced her sexual orientation on Facebook in 2013. (Photo: AP)

Robin Roberts announced her sexual orientation on Facebook in 2013. (Photo: AP)

3. CNN Anchor Don Lemon

CNN Anchor Don Lemon

4. Previously married to a man for seven years, Wanda Sykes officially came out in 2008.

Previously married to a man for seven years, Wanda Sykes officially came out in 2008.

5. NBA player Jason Collins

NBA player Jason Collins

Jason Collins, after 10+ plus years in the NBA, announced he was gay in an exclusive Sports Illustrated article.

6. Fitness trainer Shaun T came out in 2013 and married his longtime boyfriend.

Fitness trainer Shaun T came out in 2013 and married his longtime boyfriend.

7. Michael Sam announced he was gay in an ESPN interview.

Michael Sam announced he was gay in an ESPN interview.

8. Singer Meshell Ndegeocello is an open lesbian and huge advocate for gay rights.(PR)

Singer Meshell Ndegeocello is an open lesbian and huge advocate for gay rights.(PR)

9. Orlando Cruz is the first active, openly gay boxer.

Orlando Cruz is the first active, openly gay boxer.

10. Elton John announced he was gay in 1976, and has been openly out since. (PR)

Elton John announced he was gay in 1976, and has been openly out since. (PR)

11. Director and Producer Paris Barclay has been with his partner for 14 years. (PR)

Director and Producer Paris Barclay has been with his partner for 14 years. (PR)

12. R&B singer Frank Ocean recently divulged to the world that his first love was a man. (AP)

R&B singer Frank Ocean recently divulged to the world that his first love was a man. (AP)

13. André Leon Talley, fashion icon and editor at Vogue Magazine. (PR)

André Leon Talley, fashion icon and editor at Vogue Magazine. (PR)

14. TV personality and hair stylist Miss Lawrence.

TV personality and hair stylist Miss Lawrence.

15. Singer Melissa Etheridge announced she was a lesbian in 1993 and has been a huge gay rights activist since. (PR)

Singer Melissa Etheridge announced she was a lesbian in 1993 and has been a huge gay rights activist since. (PR)

16. “Precious” and “The Butler” director Lee Daniels

“Precious” and “The Butler” director Lee Daniels

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17. Andre Charles or famously known as drag queen RuPaul has been openly gay for many years. (PR)

Andre Charles or famously known as drag queen RuPaul has been openly gay for many years. (PR)

18. Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi have been married for four years. (PR)

Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi have been married for four years. (PR)

19. Famous Latino singer Ricky Martin finally came out as gay in 2010. (PR)

Famous Latino singer Ricky Martin finally came out as gay in 2010. (PR)

20. Famous Choreographer Bill T. Jones is openly gay. (PR)

Famous Choreographer Bill T. Jones is openly gay. (PR)

21. Former N’Sync band member Lance Bass announced he was gay in 2006. (PR)

Former N’Sync band member Lance Bass announced he was gay in 2006. (PR)

22. “Fast Car” singer Tracy Chapman. (PR)

“Fast Car” singer Tracy Chapman. (PR)

23. Anderson Cooper came out in an open email to fans. (AP)

Anderson Cooper came out in an open email to fans. (AP)

24. Celebrity hair Stylist and TV personality Derek J.

Celebrity hair Stylist and TV personality Derek J.

25. Catwalk coach Miss J. Alexander.

Catwalk coach Miss J. Alexander.
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