If elected, Maura Healey would become the United States' first lesbian governor, Yasmin Finney is going to star in a trans-based film, and Victoria Zito came out as bisexual.
Maura Healey on Track to be One of First US Lesbian Governors
Maura Healey, the current attorney general of Massachusetts, won the Democratic nomination for governor, making her one of two lesbian candidates who could possibly make history in November as the nation’s first out lesbian governor.
Healey is used to breaking barriers as in 2014 she became the first out member of the LGBT community to be elected attorney general of any state.
In an interview with The Boston Globe, Healey said, “I take it as a sign of progress in Massachusetts that it isn’t something I have to justify or overcome. I am certainly proud of it; it’s my identity and who I am.”
If she wins in November she will also be the first woman elected governor in the state of Massachusetts.
LGBT groups celebrated Healey’s primary win and the LPAC Executive Director Lisa Turner said, “Tonight marks an important moment for LGBTQ women's representation.”
‘Heartstopper’ Actress to Star in Film Based on Yungblud Song About Trans Fan
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“Heartstopper” star Yasmin Finney is set to play the lead role in a film based on “Mars,” a song by pansexual singer-songwriter Yungblud.
“Mars” is inspired by a fan the singer met while on tour who was struggling to convince her parents of her trans identity.
“This story is an uncensored, unfiltered portrayal of youth,” said the film’s producer Dominic Harrison. “It revels in the fragile beauty of it, flirts with the pain of it and most importantly the undeniable, glimmering hope of it. It presents a generational shift towards acceptance of one’s self and others, and ever-growing confidence in our own insecurities.”
Finney will play Charlie Acaster, a teen struggling with her identity until an extraordinary night makes her think about life in a brand-new way.
The film’s director Abel Rubinstein spoke on working with Finney.
“Yasmin is a striking performer. She has the ability to tell a whole story with a single look. She utterly embodied the character of Charlie whilst also bringing so much more.”
‘Real Girlfriends in Paris’ Star Comes Out as Bisexual
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Victoria Zito, star of Bravo’s new series “Real Girlfriends in Paris,” has come out as bisexual. Zito came out to her co-stars and said the decision was “really hard” since she comes from a conservative family in Texas.
"I think that [divorce] happening in Paris made me develop a sense of f--k it," she exclusively told E! News of coming out. "This is my life and this whole new chapter of my life, especially since we divorced, is about living my most authentic self and I feel like I couldn't do that without just being open and honest. It was extremely, extremely hard for me."
Fortunately for Zito, her co-stars were very supportive of her decision.
"It makes me emotional thinking about the responses that I got from my expat family in Paris,” she said. Later adding, “The support and the reaction that I got — again it still brings tears my eyes."