Cara Delevingne, Ariana DeBose, and Cynthia Erivo share coming-out stories

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“I just lived and I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t think my grandparents know that I like all kinds of people,'” said the 31-year-old. “And at that point, I hadn’t even really chosen a word to describe myself, but I decided I was queer because I just thought it would allow me to keep growing, whoever I love, doesn’t matter how they identify themselves. So this works for me.”

However, Ariana revealed that she had a childhood moment that could be considered her coming-out story.

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“When I was 11, I rode in the car with my mother. We were in the middle of a dance workshop and on the way home I said, ‘Mom, you know, people are just really beautiful. Just like the looks of all these beautiful dancers. I think I might like a girl. I could date girls,” she shared. “She said, ‘Oh, that’s cool.'”

As for Cynthia, British Vogue reported that it needed the actor who will star in the upcoming film adaptation Evila long time to share that she is bisexual.

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Cynthia told the outlet that LGBTQIA+ people “still feel the need to constantly justify why we deserve to be treated as equal beings, when the only difference really is that we love and express ourselves differently.” Instead of being punished for it, we should be commended for being brave. That is the most important thing: giving people the space to fully express themselves as they are.”

She added: “I can’t tell you how many people I’ve discovered on this journey who just welcomed me with open arms and made space for me and made me feel so comfortable in my own skin. And I just want to do the same for others.”

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