So proud! JoJo Siwa, Cara Delevingne and more celebrities are going all out in honor of this month’s Pride celebrations.
“BE WHAT YOU BE!!!🏳️🌈 best day @wehocity PRIDE PARADE ❤️🙏🏼 so honored to be WeHo’s “Next Gen Pride Icon” 🌈,” the Dance Moms alum, 19, gushed via Instagram on Monday, June 6, sharing snaps from her parade float.
Siwa publicly came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in January 2021 and has since been outspoken about embracing her true self.
“It’s wild to me because I look at people who are called gay icons — [Ellen DeGeneres], Lady Gaga, Freddie Mercury, my favorite people — and to be in that category at 18 is just insane,” the Nebraska native said during a November 2021 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “And just because of who I am, it feels amazing. I am so happy with the outcome of me coming out.”
She added: “The world has taken it so positively, and it’s impacted so many young kids in such a way that hearing adults say, ‘I wish I had someone like you when I was little,’ that makes me know the kids that are little have someone like me, too.”
Siwa — who rekindled her romance with Kylie Prew earlier this year — attended the West Hollywood, California, parade alongside the Florida native, 19. The duo are just two of the many stars celebrating pride in style this year.
“🌈🌈🌈🌈BE PROUD 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️⚧ 🦄✨HAPPY PRIDE 🌈🌈🌈🌈,” the Paper Towns actress, 29, wrote via Instagram on June 6, showing off her rainbow-colored outfit.
Delevingne — who was spotted making out with singer Minke earlier this week — has been candid about her vulnerable coming-out journey over the years.
“I grew up in an old-fashioned household. I didn’t know anyone who was gay,” the England native told Gwyneth Paltrow on her “Goop” podcast in March 2021. “I didn’t know that was a thing and actually, I think growing up … I wasn’t knowledgeable of the fact I was homophobic. The idea of being [with] same-sex [partners], I was disgusted by that, in myself. I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I would never. That’s disgusting, ugh.’”
She added: “I do correlate the massive depression and the suicidal moments of my life [to that] because I was so ashamed of ever being that. But, actually, that was the part of me that I love so much and accept. I was so unhappy and I wasn’t following my truth, especially in terms of being a model. That whole thing of having to fit into the box [and being] an ‘androgynous person.’ … I feel so much more comfortable in the fluidity of what it is to be just a human and to be an animal, almost, because that’s what we are. To trust in your own instincts.”
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