Many of us think of Raven-Symone as the adorable Olivia on The Cosby Show, or maybe as the fantabulous Raven Baxter on That’s So Raven. Now you can think of Raven-Symoné as an advocate for young gay Hollywood as the actress has just come out on Twitter.
Some wondered if her Tweet was really a coming out. After statements released by her representatives and then by the actress herself it is clear, Raven-Symoné is out and proud!
In a statement the actress said, “I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted. I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.”
Last year Entertainment Weekly covered what they are calling the new “art of coming out.” In a piece perfectly called “By the Way, We’re Gay,” Mark Harris says, “Fifteen years ago, when the star of a popular TV comedy decided to come out of the closet, it was big news. Not just big: It was the cover of Time magazine; a major story on Oprah, Primetime Live, and CNN; and the subject of a New York Times editorial.”
Now celebrities are coming out with a shrug as if to say, “What? You didn’t know?”
I think “by the way gay” is becoming the normal announcement for the younger generation. I think it’s wonderful!
Young Hollywood: Out and Proud
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