American actress and activist, Amandla Stenberg has officially come out as gay.
Taking to Instagram to make the announcement the actress, who is best known for her role as Rue on The Hunger Games, revealed that she was happy to finally come out, during an interview with Wonderland magazine as their cover girl.
“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,” she wrote before discussing what the interview was about.
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🏳️🌈✨ 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. 😁🎉
According to BET, the 19-year-old shared details of her sexuality in the magazine’s summer issue.
“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.”
When she was 17-years-old, Amandla used Teen Vogue’s snapchat account to reveal that she was bisexual.
“It’s a really, really hard thing to be silenced and it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourselves into shapes that you just shouldn’t be in,” she said in the snapchat video.
“As someone who identifies as a black bisexual woman, I’ve been through it and it hurts and it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable.”