On June 3, “Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart publicly revealed for the first time that she is a “proud bisexual woman.”
“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” Reinhart wrote along with a flyer for an LGBTQ+ for Black Lives Matter protest in West Hollywood, California. She also encouraged her fans and followers to “come join” the protest.
Even before her announcement, Reinhart had been using her social media platforms to condemn “the racism that exists in this country.”
“We are taught to look at our police officers as helpful and friendly when we learn about ‘leaders’ in elementary school. Our ‘leaders’ have failed us today,” Reinhart wrote on Twitter.
“I can’t begin to imagine the horror of worrying that you won’t be protected by your ‘leaders’ because of the color of your skin,” she continued. “I know that white privilege exists and I [could] never fully understand what it’s like to be oppressed because of my race.”
“I don’t have all the right words, but I stand by you.”
Appropriately, Reinhart’s announcement happened during LGBTQ Pride Month, which takes place every year during the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history and society.
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