The Hunger Games star and singer came out in an interview with the magazine Wonderland.
In the past Stenberg has identified as queer, bisexual, pansexual and gender fluid, but in this new interview they opened up about identifying as gay for the first time.
In the interview, Stenberg said: “I’m grateful for how being gay has afforded me this ability to experience and understand love and sex, and therefore life, in an expansive and infinite way.
“The continual process of unlearning heteronormativity and internalized homophobia can be difficult, but one of the biggest blessings lies in the magic that comes from having to understand love outside the confines of learned heterosexual roles.”
Stenberg then added: “My sexuality is not a byproduct of my past experiences with men, who I have loved, but rather a part of myself I was born with and love deeply.”
And of course they used the iconic line: “*Insert Ellen DeGeneres’ TIME Magazine cover squat and wide smile* Yep I’m gay.”
And just in case there was any confusion over whether Stenberg did identify as gay, they confirmed they did on their Instagram, writing: “So happy to say the words Yep, I’m Gay in official print.
“Thank you to KP for providing me with such a safe space to come out.”
????️????✨ OUT & PROUD. ✨????️???? So happy to say the words Yep, I’m Gay in official print. Interviewed for @wonderland by someone I stan infinitely – the fiercest garbagio pop queen @kingprincess69. Thank you to KP for providing me with such a safe space to come out. We talk about gay sobbing, first encounters with lesbian masturbation, queer icons, Toni Morrison, disillusionment as a critical step, the art I’ve been working on, and the films that I have coming out this year. Full interview on newsstands now and available online Monday. ????????
Issue 2 of Wonderland will be available to purchase both digitally and in print on Monday.