Amandla Stenberg Comes Out as Gay During Pride Month 2018
We’re still in the thick of Pride Month, which makes Amandla Stenberg‘s most recent announcement legit perfect. The 19-year-old actress decided to jump on Instagram over the weekend and say three pretty special words — “Yep, I’m gay!”
The Darkest Minds star wrote, “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.”
In the Wonderland magazine interview, the teenager says her sexuality is something she was born with and learning to embrace it has caused her to feel “untouchable love free from the dominion of patriarchy.”
Even though the teen stated that she feels more comfortable with gender pronouns like “they” and “them,” she would still prefer online pages — like her Wikipedia — to maintain “she” and “her” pronouns.
“I was kind of hoping it would stay within the Tumblr realm for now as it will probably throw off potential employers and producers who want to hire me for movies — they often look at Wiki pages,” she explained. “Please keep it she/her up there for now. Thanks.”