25 Of The Most Inspiring Celebrity Coming Out Stories
Amandla Stenberg came out in a way befitting of her position as an icon amongst Gen Z-ers. Amandla revealed that she was bisexual in a Snapchat interview with Teen Vogue, although she later decided that she prefers the term pansexual because the bisexual title is exclusionary to trans identities.
“It’s a really, really hard thing to be silenced and it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and to mold yourself into shapes that you just shouldn’t be in,” she said at the end of her Snap takeover. “As someone who identifies as a black, bisexual woman I’ve been through it, and it hurts, and it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable… but then I realized because of Solange and Ava DuVernay and Willow and all the black girls watching this right now, that there’s absolutely nothing to change.”
Amandla is wiser than any of us will ever be.