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Actor Mae Whitman proudly comes out as pansexual: ‘I can fall in love with people of all genders’

Maggie Baska August 17, 2021
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Mae Whitman attends Los Angeles Confidential Magazine gathering

Mae Whitman attends Los Angeles Confidential Magazine gathering celebrating Women of Influence on 9 April 2021. (Amy Sussman/Getty for Los Angeles Confidential Magazine)

American actor Mae Whitman has come out as pansexual and made a beautiful point about representation.

The 33-year-old actor, who plays Annie Marks in the NBC series Good Girls, opened up in a Twitter post praising Disney Channel’s The Owl House for its queer representation.

“Just taking a moment to say I’m SO proud to even be a small part of a show like The Owl House,” Whitman, who voices queer witch Amity on the animation, gushed.

“Being pansexual myself, I wish I had such incredible characters like Amity and Luz in my life when I was growing up.”

She continued: “Queer representation is sososo important :,) keep it up world!”

In a later tweet, Whitman spoke about her experiences as a pansexual individual and also shared a link to GLAAD, encouraging her fans to learn more.

“​​I know ppl might be unfamiliar with what pansexual means; for me it means I know I can fall in love with people of all genders,” Whitman said. “This is the word that fits me best and I’m proud+happy to be part of the Bi+ community :,)”

Mae Whitman received an outpouring of love and support from her social media followers.

On Instagram, Mae Whitman posted screenshots of her tweets alongside a series of photos. One featured Whitman in a tie-dye hoodie with a cute dog on her lap with a GIF that read: “Some might say I’m, Bi-Furious”.

Whitman previously hinted at her sexuality when she was asked about her “type” in a 2014 interview with Glamour.

The Parenthood alum said at the time that she likes “people” and “everyone”.

“I see so much wonderful potential in everyone that I meet, and there’s always something to learn from,” Whitman said.

She added: “I think girls are attractive, I think boys are attractive, I think old people are attractive, I think young people are – I appreciate everything and everyone.”

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