Natalie Morales Came Out as Queer after Her Role in ‘Battle of the Sexes’
American actress Natalie Morales, who likes to keep her private life to herself, came out as a queer a while ago. Her role in the movie Battle of the Sexes inspired her to come out finally.
Having played several roles throughout her acting career, Morales is known for portraying powerful women’s roles in White Collar, The Grinder, and Santa Clarita Diet.
She made her major movie debut alongside Emma Stone in the biopic, Battle of the Sexes, playing Rosie Casals, which encouraged her to announce her gender identity to the world.
Hoping to break traditional barriers, the actress revealed her sexual preference publicly through her confession in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girl. Morales even took to Twitter to share her confession that same day.
I'm coming out. I want the world to know. #PrideMonth https://t.co/XTjpMsk9kT — Natalie Morales (@nataliemorales) June 30, 2017
With her bold move, she desired to make a positive impact in the world where gender stereotypes and discrimination still prevail.
I think it’s important that I tell you that this familiar face you see on your TV is the Q part of LGBTQ so that if you didn’t know someone who was queer before, you do now.
In her confession letter, she elaborated about her self-discovery journey. She mentioned that being a private person, she never felt like expressing herself entirely to the public.
But witnessing all the injustice that people face in different parts of the world in the name of gender differences, she could not stop herself from speaking up in support of the LGBTQ community.
I have been a supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights since I was a very little kid. Since I first learned what gay was.
Morales also explained that she had always been a supporter of the LGBTQ but not coming out publicly confined her to express her support openly.
I don’t like labeling myself, or anyone else, but if it’s easier for you to understand me, what I’m saying is that I’m queer.
Now that she is open about it, she often posts on her social media in support of the LGBTQ community. She still prefers keeping her love life a private affair, but unhesitantly embraces her true identity with pride.