As 2021 comes to a close, we thought it’d be a good time to start looking back at what has been a wonderful year of LGBTQ love. This year, LGBTQ celebrities have not only been coming out in droves–doing wonders for LGBTQ visibility–but they’ve also been finding their soulmates and committing to spending the rest of their lives with them.

Here are five of our favorite celebrity engagements of 2021–so far!

Brooke Eden and Hilary Hoover

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In an epic double proposal, country star Brooke Eden got engaged to radio promoter Hilary Hoover in May.

Hoover proposed to Eden during a romantic trip to Sedona, and Eden proposed back the following weekend in Nashville on a rooftop terrace. The couple gave one another gorgeous stacked engagement rings and celebrated with friends and family.

Eden has been a boon for LGBTQ visibility in country music, singing openly about her LGBTQ identity.

Jasmine Thomas and Natisha Hiedeman

WNBA teammates Jasmine Thomas and Natisha Hiedeman are engaged | BM Captures Connections | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine
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It doesn’t get more romantic than teammates falling in love. Jasmine Thomas and Natisha Hiedeman, both players for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, got engaged in September.

“So, let’s talk about last night,” Thomas wrote on Instagram after it happened. “I said ABSOLUTELY!! I’m so excited for forever with the love of my life!”

Kristen Stewart and Dylan Meyer

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Last month, actress Kristen Stewart excitedly announced her engagement to actress/screenwriter Dylan Meyer on The Howard Stern Show. 

“We’re marrying, we’re totally gonna do it,” she said. “I wanted to be proposed to, so I think I very distinctly carved out what I wanted and she nailed it. We’re marrying, it’s happening.”

Stewart and Meyer have been gushing over one another since they first started dating. In a previous appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Stewart said she told Meyer she loved her after only two weeks of dating.

“I think good things happen fast,” she said.

Looks like she was right!

Marissa Gialousis and Summer Mitchell

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Marissa Gialousis and Summer Mitchell, stars of Amazon Prime’s lesbian reality show, Tampa Baes, not only got engaged this year, but they did so on the season finale of the show.

Gialousis proposed to Mitchell on camera while the couple enjoyed a romantic dinner on the beach.

“You’re everything to me. You’re my soul mate,” Gialousis said.

Mitchell said yes, but the couple had to keep their engagement a secret from the public until the episode was released. Now that the world knows, they have been shouting it from the rooftops.

Mary Lambert and Wyatt Paige Hermansen

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After more than three years of dating, Mary Lambert, writer and singer of the iconic LGBTQ+ anthem “She Keeps me Warm,” got engaged to English professor Dr. Wyatt Paige Hermansen. The seemingly multi-talented Hermansen was performing with Lambert on stage when they got down on one knee in front of the crowd and popped the question.

“Watching my love get down on one knee felt like the deepest act of choosing,” Lambert wrote on Instagram. “What an incredible honor to love Wyatt, to be their fiancé, to build a family and a home and a life and maybe several more dogs.”

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