8 Young Queer Actresses Who Have Only Played Straight Characters on Screen

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It’s pretty amazing how many people are beginning to feel more comfortable speaking openly about their sexuality. For the most part, we’ve diverged from categorizing people as gay or straight, and more and more people are starting to identify themselves as somewhere on a spectrum of queerness. Yet, despite a ton of famous men and women coming out as bisexual, sexually fluid, pansexual, etc., so many of them are stuck playing solely heterosexual roles in their careers.

So, what’s the sitch here? Are actresses who openly identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community actively avoiding roles where the character identifies as the same sexual orientation that they do? Is Hollywood simply not making enough queer characters for these kick-ass gals to take on? Check out the gallery below and decide for yourself!