Lili Reinhart is speaking out about coming out as bisexual amid the Black Lives Matter protests.
“I knew full well that I was attracted to women from a young age,” the 23-year-old Riverdale actress told Flaunt. “I felt that since I’ve exclusively been in hetero-normative relationships, it would be too easy for any outsider, especially the media, to vilify me and accuse me of faking it to get attention. That’s not something I wanted to deal with. But to my close friends, and those in my life, my bisexuality has been no secret.”
“I felt that I wasn’t doing enough,” Lili added about her activism during the recent Black Lives Matter protests after George Floyd‘s death. “And I felt that it was lame to keep reposting what everyone else is posting so I asked myself: ‘Okay, what do I have to offer?’ I definitely learned a lot from the conversations I’ve been having. While it’s important to be an ally in this movement, Black voices cannot be muffled by other voices. This is their time to be heard. White people have to acknowledge their fucking privilege, which exists, and is very real. It’s important that we don’t just sit on our asses and let someone else fight this fight for us because it involves absolutely everyone.”
“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” Lili posted back in June. Be sure to check out her full statement if you missed it.
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