Kristen Stewart, the actor, is photographed at Cannes holding hands with her ex-girlfriend Alicia Cargile. Supermodel Cara Delevingne kisses her girlfriend, the singer St Vincent, on the front row at London fashion week. Seventeen-year-old Hunger Games actor Amandla Stenberg uses the Teen Vogue Snapchat account to describe how “bruising” it has been “fighting against my identity as a black bisexual woman”. Model, DJ and actor Ruby Rose describes herself as “very gender fluid”, adding: “I feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral.”

Twenty years ago these stories would have been accompanied by prurient “oohs” and much vivid speculation over what message these women were trying to send. Today such moments are everywhere, a sign that increasingly we define ourselves in less structured, more mutable ways. FULL REPORT