JoJo Siwa Confirms She’s a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community—and Twitter Is Emotional
JoJo Siwa is opening up to her fans about identifying as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Over the weekend, the singer and former Dance Moms star appeared to come out through posts on social media. Following a TikTok video posted on January 21 of the 17-year-old lip-syncing and vibing to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” the social media star took to Twitter to share a “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever” T-Shirt that she received as a gift.
Then on January 23, Siwa took to Instagram Stories to speak directly with her fans. “Personally I have never, ever, ever been this happy before and it feels really awesome. I’ve been happy for a little bit now. It’s just so, so, so awesome,” Siwa said, per People. “You guys probably haven’t seen me this happy since I was on tour.”
But Siwa isn’t willing to put a specific label on herself just yet—or maybe ever. “I have thought about this, but the reason I’m not going to say this answer is because I don’t really know this answer,” she explained to a fan who asked. “I think humans are awesome, I think humans are really incredible people. Right now, I’m super duper happy and I want to share everything with the world but I also want to keep things in my life private until they are ready to be public.”
When asked how long she’s known she’s queer, the singer said, “I think my whole life. Because my whole life, I’ve really really been, I just liked people, but I have never fallen in love before. But I always believed that my person was just going to be my person. If that person happened to be a boy, great! And if that person happened to be a girl, great! I think I’m just really happy. I think in life you know when you meet your person, I really do.”
The star felt it was important to show her young fans that there is nothing wrong with being who you are. “Right now what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it’s okay. It’s awesome and the world is there for you,” she said, adding that there are so many people who will support them.