Jul 292015

Unknown-1 1DD792CAI read once that Martina Navratilova said, “Labels are for clothing and not for people.”  Raven-Symoné agrees.  If someone is going to label her, let it be the label ‘human.”

It isn’t easy for television stars to ‘come out’ as LGBTQI.  Many times, they receive hate male.  There was a time, and ellen would be a great example, where her ‘coming out’ lost her jobs for a while.  Now, look at her!

The Need to be Authentic

If you are on a program like “The View,” the very name insists that people have a variety of opinions/views.  The more people dialogue, the better chance there is for understanding.  It has been a remarkable ten years to witness, ‘stars’ in so many areas,” coming out” with such pride.

Raven Gains Confidence in Personal Matters

‘I’ve got to put some personal stuff out there. But now that I’m 29, I feel more comfortable releasing certain things about my life,’ she tells People magazine.

Symoné is in a relationship with actress AzMarie Livingston who had a recurring role on the Fox drama Empire last season – a show that Symoné guest starred in as well.

‘My partner is in a show that people are going ape crazy for,’ she says. ‘I’m proud of her.’

You may have seen The Cosby Show (in their original form) or re-runs.  Did you recognize Raven?  Graven came out  publicly in 2013 because, in her own words, ‘I was tired of answering the same question over and over.’  In 2014, Raven told Oprah Winfrey her view about labels.

‘I don’t want to be labeled gay,’ she said. ‘I want to be labeled a human who loves humans. I’m tired of being labeled.’

Thank you, Raven, for ‘coming out.’  It helps young kids and many others.



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