Ruby pink has spoken about her experience coming out of the closet at a young age, urging young people LGBTQI + people to embrace their sexuality.
In an interview with Glamor magazine for its Beauty of Pride issue, the 35-year-old Australian actress spoke about her own experiences after coming out as a lesbian when she was just 12 years old.
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“I came out of the closet when I was 12, which is quite young,” he said. Orange is the new black said the star. “In a way, I just knew that that was my truth. I didn’t know how to live without being open and honest about my identity, but I think I was also very young and maybe if I was a little older and. I realized how homophobic that it’s the people, it may not have come out so young. “
“They harassed me for it. They tormented me.” “I felt like they crucified me at school. And it was hard being the only gay person in that school.
“In a way it was good because people thought it was a phase. It’s like, ‘You’re 12 years old, it’s a phase’ and it wasn’t taken that seriously. And then when everyone realized what that really meant, what it meant to be gay and what it meant to be with women, they had gotten used to the fact that that’s what I am. “
Rose then offered some advice to young people who are contemplating or afraid to come out of the closet.
“You deserve to love. You deserve to be loved by people for who you are. You just have to love other people and be loved,” he told the publication. “So keep fighting, keep doing it, keep believing in yourself, keep listening to that soul and what it wants and give it to yourself because you deserve it.”
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In 2018, Rose was chosen to Batwoman as the first openly gay superhero to headline a major television show. The former MTV VJ then made the sad decision to leaving the show after one season due to a back injury.
“I think what played a bigger role was that they closed us early,” he said of her. exit. “We couldn’t finish season one, which is a shame, especially for a season one show … and then we locked ourselves in with COVID and we thought quarantined and locked up, there was a lot of thought and reflection and everyone did. You know, we all think about where we are.
“I love that character and the whole experience, but we had a discussion and mutually agreed that probably what was best for the show … At that point, they were going in a different direction and I was in a different direction.” . “
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