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14 Inspiring Quotes From Celebrities About Sexuality

Celebrities are some of the biggest advocates for the LGBTQ community and are spearheading the movement to accept sexuality in all its forms. From non-gender-conforming to queer, here are 14 quotes from celebs who inspire us every day.

Colton Haynes

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Colton Haynes had some of the best quotes after he publicly came out in 2016 at the age of 27. He opened up about how hiding his true identity had given him anxiety, but after he embraced it, he was healthier and happier than he'd ever been.

"People want you to be that GQ image that you put out, but people don't realize what it's like to act 24 hours a day. I'd go home and I was still acting," he said.

Kristen Stewart

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After Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were officially donezo, she began dating women and the world kind of freaked out. But leave it to Kristen to remain chill (she even sounds chill in her quotes) and remind us all that labels don't really matter.

"If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it," she told Nylon magazine. "But I am an actress, man. I live in the fucking ambiguity of this life and I love it. I don't feel like it would be true for me to be like, 'I'm coming out!'"

Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus has been open and honest about her sexuality for years, and she even created The Happy Hippie Foundation to fight injustice in vulnerable communities.

"I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that's legal, I'm down with. Yo, I'm down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl," she told Paper Magazine.

Keke Palmer

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When Keke Palmer's steamy music video for "I Don't Belong To You" dropped in 2015, she opened up about what modern sexuality means to her.

"I don't belong to anyone else but myself," she told xoNecole. "I have to make my own decisions. Happiness is defined by me. My sexuality is defined by me. And that can change and this can change and I can make it what I want to make it because I'm the one who makes that choice."

Anna Paquin

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In a 2014 interview with Larry King, he asked Paquin if she was a "non-practicing bisexual". Her response was perfect, noting that just because she's married to a man doesn't mean her sexuality disappears. She is a "married bisexual mom", and she is proud of it.

"My sexuality is something I'm completely comfortable with and open about," she said to V magazine. "There's a lot of prejudice toward us but the more people talk about it, the less of a big deal it will be."

Evan Rachel Wood

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Evan Rachel Wood is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ rights and equality. During the 2016 awards season she wore suits on the red carpet to prove girls don't have to wear ball gowns, and she openly discusses her bisexuality. She is a serious inspiration to women and girls everywhere, and we are *so* here for it.

"Sexuality is such a taboo thing. I think it should be more out in the open, especially with young women. I think it's okay for them to explore their sexuality, as long as they own it and it's portrayed in the right way."

Michelle Rodriguez

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We know and love her as the badass Letty in the Fast & Furious franchise, and IRL she is just as awesome. We love how open and cool she is about owning her sexuality, haters be damned.

" ... I do realize the importance of having the bravery to live as who you are and I feel like a lot of people don't have that bravery. Maybe by me opening my big fat mouth like I usually do and stepping up and owning who I am, maybe it might inspire somebody else to do the same," she told Gay Star News.

Shailene Woodley

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Shailene Woodley might very well be the most down-to-earth and laid back chick in Hollywood, so you wouldn't expect anything but total realness from her at all times. That's why we love her, of course.

"I fall in love with human beings based on who they are, not based on what they do or what sex they are."

Laverne Cox

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Are there enough words in the English language to explain how wonderful and powerful Laverne Cox is? Probably not. So we will let her speak for herself.

"It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist," she told Buzzfeed.

Say it louder for the people in the back, Laverne!

Ruby Rose

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Ruby Rose was the breakout star of Orange Is The New Black season 3, and her fierce commitment to fighting injustices for gender-fluid and LGBTQ people is absolutely inspiring.

She told Elle magazine: "Gender fluidity is not really feeling like you're at one end of the spectrum or the other. For the most part, I definitely don't identify as any gender. I'm not a guy; I don't really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one. So, I'm somewhere in the middle, which–in my perfect imagination–is like having the best of both sexes."

Ezra Miller

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Ezra Miller is only 24 years old, but he's already won the hearts of movie-goers everywhere. He's an activist as well as a rising star, and we can't wait to see what's in store for him.

"The way I would choose to identify myself wouldn't be gay. I've been attracted mostly to 'shes' but I've been with many people and I'm open to love wherever it can be."

Jaden Smith

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Jaden Smith might be the wisest young person of our time. He's been breaking (arbitrary) fashion barriers for a long time, and he's committed to not letting the haters get him down--even if they think he should be more gender conforming.

"I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms. I feel like people don't really get it," he told British GQ Style. "I'm not saying that I get it, I'm just saying that I've never seen any distinction... I don't see man clothes and woman clothes, I just see scared people and comfortable people," he said.

Cara Delevingne

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Cara Delevingne has never shied away from baring her truest self in the public eye, and we absolutely love her for it. Everyone, take notes.

"My sexuality is not a phase. I am who I am."

Emily Ratajkowski

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Emily Ratajkowski has taken a stand against shaming women and their sexuality, and it's about time! She owns her body and sexuality, and she's encouraging women everywhere to embrace their sexuality.

"I refuse to live in this world of shame and silent apologies," she wrote in a Lenny Letter. "I struggle to find the space between as an artist, as a model, and simply as a woman—a space where I can have ownership and enjoyment of my gender. Honoring our sexuality as women is a messy, messy business, but if we don't try, what do we become?"

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