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Rosario Dawson Comes Out as LGBTQ While Explaining She Hadn't Before

Rosario Dawson

In a new interview promoting her new show Briarpatch, actress Rosario Dawson clarifies that a 2018 Instagram post for Pride Month that was widely interpreted as a coming-out was not intended to be. But she is now out, she says.

“People kept saying that I [came out] ... I didn’t do that,” Dawson told Bustle. “I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out. I mean, I guess I am now.”

“I’ve never had a relationship in that space, so it’s never felt like an authentic calling to me,” Dawson added.

The Instagram post referred to in the Bustle article was a reposted article from Chika, a queer rapper. Dawson’s text that accompanied the post included words from a Chika song that made it sound as though the actress was making a personal declaration. 

“I will not be ashamed. This is just who I am. And who I was meant to be. No mistakes,” Dawson quoted Chika.

Dawson, an activist whose long career includes roles in Daredevil, Deathproof, and Kids, is currently dating Sen. Cory Booker. 

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