‘Hunger Games’ Star Amandla Stenberg Comes Out As Gay

‘Hunger Games’ star Amandla Stenberg proudly came out as gay in a recent interview. The actress previously identified as non-binary.

By Admin on June 18, 2018
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Amandla Stenberg proudly came out as gay in a recent interview. The actress previously identified as non-binary.

The 19-year-old told Wonderland that she was “overcome with this profound sense of relief when [she] realized that [she was] gay.”

“I was flooded with a sense of calm and peace because everything that I struggled with or felt discomfort around finally made sense to me,” she continued. “And once those floodgates opened and years of pent up pain and shame were released, I found the freedom to live my best life waiting for me just underneath.”

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“It is the power to reveal the ethereal love that exists within us underneath socialization,” Stenberg shared. “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.”