Amandla Stenberg comes out as gay

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on FEB 20, 2019

Amandla Stenberg, who said she was bisexual in 2016, said that she now realizes she is gay in an interview with-Wonderland magazine.

Amandla Stenberg, who said she was bisexual in 2016, said that she now realizes she is gay in an interview withWonderland magazine.

"I was so overcome with this profound sense of relief when I realized that I'm gay not bi, not pan, but gay with a romantic love for women," Stenberg said.
TheHunger Gamesactress and activist said that societal expectations prevented her from fully understanding herself and her sexuality until now.

"My sexuality is not a byproduct of my past experiences with men, who I have loved, but rather a part of myself I was born with and love deeply," she explained, noting that identities are fluid things that are often shaped by a person's current reality.

Since starring inThe Hunger Games, Stenberg has released her own music and appeared in the filmsEverything, EverythingandThe Hate U Give. She was named one ofTime magazine's most influential teens in 2016.

Stenberg revealed earlier this year that she was being considered for a role in the blockbuster movieBlack Panther, but chose to remove herself from consideration in the hopes that a darker-skinned actress would be offered the part