Mara Wilson Comes Out as Bisexual in Wake of Orlando Shooting
The child actress came out on Sunday
Mara Wilson is standing in solidarity with the LGBT community in a big way.
Following Sunday’s tragic massacre at a gay club in Orlando, the Matilda star, 28, took to Twitter confirming to fans that she is bisexual, in a series of tweets that started on Sunday with a photo of her at a gay club.
“Me at a gay club when I was eighteen. I feel embarrassed looking at it now ,” she started. “Being a ‘straight girl’ where I clearly didn’t belong, but I will say, I felt so welcomed there. I have never had a better experience at a club than I did then. Great music and people. And one of my friends met his partner that night.
“I haven’t been to one since college, except once when a friend brought me along. I didn’t feel like I belonged there. But the LGBTQ community has always felt like home, especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself. So thank you.”
Although the actress did not say in her first series of tweets that she was bisexual, she later corrected a tweet saying that she was gay, responding that she identified as bi.
The conversation continued into Monday with Wilson further clarifying that she’s a 2 on the Kinsey scale, which means that someone is primarily heterosexual, but homosexual in certain instances.
“Let me put it this way: I’m a 2. I know a lot of people don’t like the Kinsey scale, and that is fine by me,” she added. “But I’m pragmatic at heart and find comfort in numbers.”
Retweeting posts about the LGBT aspect of the shooting and recent commentary from President Obama on gun control, while also urging Facebook to focus on minority members of the LGBT community, Wilson eventually grew tired of the conversation surrounding her sexuality.
“I think I’m going to stay off Twitter for a few days. I had no idea this would be such a thing, but I guess it’s flattering,” Wilson tweeted on Tuesday. “Thank you so much to everybody who has sent me words of support. I support you all, too. ”
Her last deed before signing off was encouraging her followers to donate to the Pulse campaign on GoFundMe, which has already raised $3.5 million.