Actress Raven-Symoné Christina
Pearman, known simply as Raven-Symoné or Raven, on Sunday told Oprah
Winfrey that she does not want to be labeled “gay” or
The 28-year-old Raven-Symoné, who is
best known for her roles on NBC's The Cosby Show and Disney
Channel's That's So Raven, made her comments during an
appearance on cabler OWN's Where Are They Now?
Raven-Symoné about a tweet she sent last year cheering the start of
gay marriage laws in Minnesota and Rhode Island.
“I can finally get married! Yay
government! So proud of you,” she messaged.
“Was that your way of coming out,
saying you're gay?” Winfrey asked.
“That was my way of saying I'm proud
of the country,” she answered. “But, I will say that I'm in an
amazing, happy relationship with my partner. A woman.”
Raven-Symoné said she knew about her
sexuality at 12: “I was looking at everything.”
“So you don't want to be labeled
gay?” Winfrey asked.
“I don't want to be labeled gay. I
want to be labeled a human who loves humans. I'm tired of being
labeled. I'm an American. I'm not an African-American. I'm an
American,” she added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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