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Rosario Dawson Comes Out as LGBTQ

Rosario Dawson made headlines back in 2018 when an Instagram post led people to believe she was coming out and she denied it but now she says she’s come out. In an interview with Bustle she said, “People kept saying that I [came out] … I didn’t do that. I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out. I mean, I guess I am now.”

She’s recently been in the news for her relationship with former presidential candidate, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker whom she has been dating for the past 18 months. During the interview she does make a point to emphasize she’s never been in a LGBTQ relationship: “I’ve never had a relationship in that space, so it’s never felt like an authentic calling to me.”

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In 2018 she shared a Pride Month post featuring queer rapper Chika and she captioned it with a quote from her: “I will not be ashamed. This is just who I am. And who I was meant to be. No mistakes… sing it loud, I’m proud,” she then added, “Happy pride month! sending love to my fellow lgbtq+ homies.”

She’s currently starring in the USA Network mystery drama series Briarpatch as a detective,  who coincidentally has an illicit affair with a Spanish-speaking senator. She’s also the co-founder of Voto Latino, the 15-year-old nonprofit that promotes Latinx leadership and political involvement. The 40-year-old actress has a 17-year-old adopted daughter named Isabella and shared that she was concerned about how the attention her relationship with Booker would affect her family.

“If you fall in love, you fall in love. But there’s another aspect I had to consider: what this meant in [putting] a microscope on my family and particularly on my daughter,” she said. “But in each other I think we found our person.”