Since Dove Cameron identified herself as “super queer” during a live On her official Instagram account, in 2020, the 26-year-old actress and singer assures that it was the “best thing that could happen to her.”
In an exclusive interview with AND! News, On the occasion of her participation in iHeartMedia’s Can’t Cancel Pride event, in commemoration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2022, the former Disney star confessed that since she first spoke about her sexuality, she feels she can really be herself, even in public view:
Honestly, I remember that first initial foray into the conversation about my sexuality as the first time I was really myself publicly.
Dove went on to explain that despite the narrative that coming out translates into a “big reveal” for a person queer, she was always aware of her identity:
If you’re queer and you talk about your identity, it’s like you’ve been sitting on a secret your whole life, so that’s a big reveal. However, in my experience, it was not, because I always knew who I was. For as long as I can remember, I knew I was ‘queer’.
However, the star Decendents She admitted that although she was anxious to show herself as she is, she hesitated to do it publicly, because being a young star, she wanted to do it until she found the balance between her personal and public life:
I was never afraid that people would know who I loved. I was afraid that people would have access to my human parts in an industry that can be so anti-human.
The interpreter of boyfriend he said the whole experience was “emotional” but “turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to him”:
Mentally, I’m much better now.
In addition, Dove Cameron, who also uses her platforms to support rainbow causes, invited her fans to do the same:
Social media has changed a lot because of activism and community engagement. I would like to tell my younger fans to support their queer friends. Engage in ‘queer’ conversations. Create an open space between you, your community, and your circle of friends.
The joy that Dove has found since it was officially declared queer is something you want to share with your fans and supporters, whom he encourages to embrace their identities:
It’s just about getting out of our own way and not fighting for who we are. That is really the best help we can give ourselves. And if we do that, even the most impossible things can happen.