Stephanie Beatriz, who plays a detective on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, came out as bisexual Saturday. The star came out publicly via a tweet that referenced an Aubrey Plaza Advocate interview in which the Parks and Recreation star elaborated on her past relationships with both men and women.
Beatriz wrote "Yup," in response to a quote on Twitter from an interview Plaza granted The Advocate, where she said: "I fall in love with girls and guys. I can't help it."
When a user tweeted her, asking her to elaborate, she replied by saying "yes y'all" and added an emoji of a man and a woman kissing and one of two women kissing.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood spoke to Motto, Time Inc.'s advice site, about what it was like when she first came out publicly as bisexual. "There's so many negative connotations with that label," she told the site in an interview published today.
"It's so confusing, especially when there's not a lot of information out there. ... Erasure is causing people harm and diminishing self-esteem and putting people in harm's way. It's a real need. I want people to know that it's OK, [bisexuality] is valid, and their stories matter," the star told Motto.