Actress Rosario Dawson recently came out as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. The 40-year-old actress recently sat down with Bustle where she discussed finding her person and purpose.
During the interview, Dawson was asked about an Instagram post that she made back in 2018 in honor of Pride month.
In Dawson’s post, she re-shared a video from queer rapper Chika that’s about pride and identity.“I will not be ashamed,” Dawson wrote, which are the lyrics to the hook of the song.
“This is just who I am. And who I was meant to be. No mistakes.” The actress added her own commentary to the caption as well.
“Happy Pride month!” Dawson wrote. “Sending love to my fellow LGBTQ+ homies. Keep being strong in the face of adversity. Loud & proud.”
Some took Dawson’s “fellow LGBTQ+ homies” phrase as her coming out moment, at the time. Bustle asked Dawson to clarify.
“People kept saying that I [came out]… I didn’t do that,” Dawson told the publication. “I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out. I mean, I guess I am now.”
Dawson didn’t specify exactly how she identifies as far as her sexuality. However, she felt compelled to clarify her new declaration.
“I’ve never had a relationship in that space, so it’s never felt like an authentic calling to me,” Dawson said. She’s currently in a relationship with Cory Booker.