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Riverdale star Lili Reinhart just came out as a ‘proud bisexual woman’ while supporting Black Lives Matter

Josh Milton June 4, 2020

Lili Reinhart came out as bi in a casual way on Instagram. (John Shearer/Getty Images/Instagram)

Lili Reinhart revealed Wednesday (June 3) that she is bisexual while promoting a Black Lives Matter protest.

The Riverdale star posted to her Instagram stories that she planned to attend an LGBT+ for Black Lives Matter protest that day in Santa Monica, California.

“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” she wrote under the poster for the protest in a caption.

(Screen capture via Instagram)

“And I will be joining this protest today. Come join.”

As they were legally obligated to, stan Twitter was awash with joy after Lili Reinhart came out as bisexual. 

Lili Reinhart: ‘I am ashamed of the racism that exists in this country.’

After the death of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, curdled into weekslong protests against institutional racism, Reinhart, 23, has emerged as an outspoken ally.

She has often used her social media as a megaphone to amplify Black activists and content-makers as demonstrations continue to paralyse major US cities and many more across the world.

Minnesota officials charged Derek Chauvin with second-degree murder Tuesday evening. Chauvin pinned Floyd down by the neck with his knee for several minutes despite repeated, spluttered warnings of “I can’t breathe” from the 46-year-old man.

Reinhart addressed the situation on her Twitter, writing: “I want to say that I am ashamed of the racism that exists in this country.

“We are taught to look at our police officers as helpful and friendly when we learn about ‘leaders’ in elementary school. Our ‘leaders’ have failed us today.”

She continued: “I can’t begin to imagine the horror of worrying that you won’t be protected by your ‘leaders’ because of the colour of your skin.

“I know that white privilege exists and I could never fully understand what it’s like to be oppressed because of my race.

“I don’t have all the right words, but I stand by you. #BlackLivesMatter.”

 

More: bi, bisexual, black lives matter, come out, Lili Reinhart, Riverdale, Twitter

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