Rowan Blanchard, the 14-year-old
actress who play Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel's Girl Meets
World, came out Friday on Twitter, saying that she identifies as
Blanchard responded to the hashtag
#BisexualRileyMatthews2K16, a reference to her character's friendship
with another Girl Meets World character, Maya, and the hope
for a romantic relationship between the pair.
“@coffeeshoprowan would really be
here for this! If not Riley – its vvv important to me, being queer,
that there is representation on our show,” Blanchard tweeted.
“& being queer to me just means
not putting a label on sexuality – just existing,” she added in a
In Girl Meets World, Blanchard
portrays the daughter of Cory and Topanga, who were played by Ben
Savage and Danielle Fishel, respectively, in the ABC coming-of-age
sitcom Boy Meets World. Savage and Fishel reprise their roles
in the sequel.