Rosario Dawson is speaking out in more ways than one.
Renown for being fiercely private, the actress has revealed in a new interview that she is a member of the LGBTQ community.
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In a feature with Bustle, the mom of one addressed what many took as a “coming out” during a Pride post in 2018.
At the time, she captioned entry with lyrics from Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You.’
“I will not be ashamed. This is just who I am, and who I was meant to be. No mistakes . . . I’m proud.”
She went on to add:
“Happy pride month! sending love to my fellow lgbtq+ homies. keep being strong in the face of adversity. loud & proud. here’s a lil throwbyke to last year. .
Speaking on that moment, she remarked:
“People kept saying that I [came out] . . . I didn’t do that. I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out…I mean, I guess I am now.”
The star didn’t pinpoint exactly how she identifies her sexuality, but did add that she hadn’t yet been in a queer relationship. She explained:
“I’ve never had a relationship in that space, so it’s never felt like an authentic calling to me.”
Dawson also seized the moment to open up about her relationship with former presidential candidate, Cory Booker:
“It’s the first time I felt like I had to be responsible about my choice of love, which is a challenging thing to do,” she said. “If you fall in love, you fall in love. But there’s another aspect I had to consider: what this meant in [putting] a microscope on my family and particularly on my daughter.
But in each other I think we found our person.”
More power to her.