Why Being A Lesbian Is The New Normal (And The Women Who Have Helped Make It That Way)

Why Being A Lesbian Is The New Normal (And The Women Who Have Helped Make It That Way)

We’ve come a long way since 1997 when Ellen DeGeneres shocked the world by admitting she was gay. About time too, we say

Bella Thorne is bisexual. In 2016, is this big news, or simply another person being honest about who they are? By boldly being themselves under intense public scrutiny, celebrities such as Bella Thorne and Cara Delevingne are helping change the way celebs discuss their sexuality – and we high five them for it.

It’s true, this past couple of years it’s all about the ladies. In 2015, Cara publicly confirmed her relationship with St.Vincent saying recently, " I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I'm feeling so happy with who I am these days."

We were delighted to see the casualness of the manner in which their gay relationship was reported. Most of it was the opposite of titillation and exactly the same kind of coverage you’d read if it was, say, Taylor Swift hooking up with Tom Hiddleston. People, this is progress!

It was also strongly rumoured that Miley Cyrus was dating Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell, before Miley rekindled her long-term romance with Liam Hemsworth. Miley and Stella later joked during a recent interview that the two had met via Grindr, the gay dating app. 

Miley has never hidden her bisexuality. In 2015, she stated, "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” (we particularly like her use of the word ‘yo’ in that last sentence).

Meanwhile, Australian actress and model Ruby Rose was engaged to Phoebe Dahl (yes, granddaughter of Roald), before splitting amicably and dating entrepeneur Harley Gusman.

Speaking of Orange Is The New Black, one of the main writers, Lauren Morelli, divorced her husband in life imitatingart, realising she was in love with actress Samira Wiley, who plays inmate Poussey Washington.

At long last, let’s hear it for the girls.

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