Grinder star, actress Natalie Morales, has come out as queer.
She wrote a personal essay about her sexuality on Parks and Rec c-star, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website.
“I am not attracted specifically to any type of gender. I’m attracted to people. Each person is their own incredible, massive universe. That is what I am attracted to; that is what I want to know, want to love, want to defend, want to take care of.
I don’t like labeling myself, or anyone else, but if it’s easier for you to understand me, what I’m saying is that I’m queer. What queer means to me is just simply that I’m not straight. That’s all. It’s not scary, even though that word used to be really, really scary to me.
The reason I decided to share this with you and with the world is because even though me telling you I’m queer might not be a big deal these days, things are still pretty bad out there for people like me. I think it’s important that I tell you that this familiar face you see on your TV is the Q part of LGBTQ, so that if you didn’t know someone who was queer before, you do now.
So while I’ll still insist on privacy, and I still don’t want you to know who I’m dating, you should know that it could be anyone. And that’s okay, because that’s what it’s supposed to be. Because that’s me.”
She later tweeted.
“I’m coming out. I want the world to know.”
Yes, girl, welcome. Nice to meet the real you! Feels good, doesn’t it!?
(Photos, Instagram; via NewNowNext)