In honor of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 16, we're taking a look at how celebrities have come out over the years. 2016 alone has yielded a handful of truly heartfelt stories; Colton Haynes came out with the help of an Entertainment Weekly interview, while former Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg used her personal social channels as a means to spread her own truth. But when it comes to Hollywood, there are decades of powerful coming-out stories to remember. Be inspired by these celebrities who've used magazines, talk shows, and their blogs to embrace their true identities.
— Additional reporting by Ryan Roschke, Britt Stephens, and Laura Marie Meyers