"King Richard" star Aunjanue Ellis came out as bisexual, "Married at First Sight" is featuring its first lesbian couple, and Isaiah Rashad came out as sexually fluid.

‘King Richard’ Star Comes Out as Bisexual

Aunjanue Ellis, the Emmy and Oscar-nominated actress and star of “King Richard,” has come out as a proud bisexual woman. In an interview with Variety, Ellis said that she’s been comfortable about being a queer woman for a while but just hasn’t really talked about it in the media.

Ellis said she first knew she was queer when she was 8 years old but it wasn’t until she was in her 30s that she fully acknowledged her bisexuality.

“The way that I live my life, around the people that I live my life around, I am public about it,” she said. “I’m very clear about being bisexual. I have a sweatshirt that says ‘Girl Bi’ that I wear everywhere.”

Although she has never hidden her sexuality, it wasn’t something she brought up unless she was asked. However, to kick off Pride month, she decided it was time to make it known to the world.

 

 

 

‘Married at First Sight’ Will Feature Its First-Ever Lesbian Couple

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 Photo via Dollar Photo Club.

“Married at First Sight,” U.K. Edition, is set to feature its first-ever lesbian couple. Last year, the show made history with its first-ever gay couple and has decided to continue on its inclusive streak.

In an interview with Metro the show said, “‘Married at First Sight’ had a male same-sex couple last year, and now they will have a female same-sex couple. Everyone who works on the show is excited that it’s happening. It’s another small milestone for the series when it comes to diversity and inclusivity. The hope is that including a lesbian couple will break down some stereotypes.”

This announcement comes as other realities dating competition-style shows face backlash for not featuring LGBT cast members on the show, making fans excited for this upcoming season of Married at First Sight.

Isaiah Rashad Comes Out As Sexually Fluid

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Isaiah Rashad. Photo via Twitter.

Isaiah Rashad has come out as sexually fluid.

This announcement comes after sexually explicit videos of Rashad were leaked on social media. During his Coachella set his intro video he said “the purpose of doing that was to embarrass him.” However, that backfired. When the videos leaked, his “dreams and everything went up.”

In an interview with Joe Budden, Rashad addressed the situation and officially came out as sexually fluid.

"I’m still learning about it myself," Rashad said. "I’m putting my head in the books to find out the basics of it. But basically, I'm not in full control when I walk into a room of who I'm attracted to … I'm more so attracted to a personality, and I'm attracted to the intellect. And sometimes it's just being attracted to somebody."

When asked about the leaked videos that prompted his official coming out, Rashad said he is not seeking legal action against the person who leaked the tapes and while the situation was unfortunate, in the aftermath it brought him and his family closer than they have ever been.


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