16 Jun 2016

'Matilda' star comes out as bisexual

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Actress Mara Wilson, who starred in 1996 film "Matilda", has come out as a bisexual.

Following the Orlando mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 49 people at a gay nightclub, the 28-year-old actress made the revelation on Twitter by posting a series of tweets including the one stating that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community has "always felt like home" to her, reports 

matilda-star-comes-out-as-bisexualShe uploaded an old photograph of herself inside a gay nightclub when she was 18 years old. 

"Me at a gay club when I was eighteen. I feel embarrassed looking at it now... Being a 'straight girl' where I clearly didn't belong, but I will say, I felt so welcomed there," Wilson captioned the image. 

She said that she felt not only accepted but also welcomed by the LGBT community. 

"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," she shared. 
When a follower tweeted the actress asking her to clarify her sexuality as "bisexual, non-binary", she replied: "Let me put it this way: I am a 2". 

She referred to the Kinsey scale, also called the Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale, from the 1940s reports on human sexuality by sexologist Alfred Kinsey.

According to the Kinsey scale, a No.2 person is "predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual". 

"Your support is much appreciated. I will say, though, I am still going to be pretty private about my relationships, as I always have been," she added.

Explaining why she referred to being a 2, Wilson said: "I know a lot of people don't like the Kinsey scale, and that is fine by me. But I'm pragmatic at heart and find comfort in numbers".

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