'Girl Meets World' Actress Rowan Blanchard Identifies Herself as Queer, Not Gay

'I personally dont wanna label myself as straight[,] gay or whateva so i am not gonna give myself labels to stick with- just existing,' writes the 'Girl Meets World' actress on Twitter.

AceShowbiz - %cRowan Blanchard% who's known for her role as Riley Matthews on "Girl Meets World" surprised her fans on January 15 as she talked about her sexuality on Twitter. The 14-year-old actress told her fans that she identified herself as a queer rather than as a straight or gay.

The raven beauty posted on the social media a screengrab which read, "In my life-only ever liked boys however i personally dont wanna label myself as straight gay or whateva so i am not gonna give myself labels to stick with- just existing :)." Rowan captioned it, "Aye!"

Realizing that she didn't put comma between the words "straight" and "gay", she tweeted, "OMG I FORGOT TO PUT A COMMA BETWEEN STRAIGHT AND GAY PLS DONT KILL ME." She then explained why she identified herself as queer. "Open to liking any gender in future is why I identify as queer," so she wrote.

Rowan was also aware of the consequences of coming out as queer. She said, "Like I thought I was being brave and was proud of myself and then everyone attacks me... Cool."

Before talking about her sexuality, the young actress penned a heartfelt essay on Rookie magazine. "My codependent relationship with self-blame and self-deprecation, as a means of self-defense has held me tightly since I can remember," she wrote. "It has felt safer and less terrifying to silence myself to a degree, than to actually engage with people, and make them take responsibility for their own actions."

As of now, she said she just wanted to "quit apologizing for existing." "You don't have to apologize for who you are, and you certainly don't have to apologize for who you are not," she wrote, before concluding, "If you listen closely to the tiny voice in your head, the calm one, that is you talking. And if you turn up the volume on it and try to listen, it blocks all the other voices out."

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