Happy Pride month, everyone! June is all about living our queer lives authentically as we commemorate the Stonewall Riots that ignited the fight for queer rights in the 1960’s. Even in 2021, it remains difficult to come out and be proud of being queer. That’s why it’s important to celebrate those in the spotlight who choose to come out to their fanbases. Dove Cameron, famous for her Disney Channel roles, did just that!
Dove Cameron’s rise to fame came from her dual roles in the Disney Channel show Liv and Maddie, which earned her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming. She went on to star in The Descendants film series which generated her first two Billboard Hot 100 songs, Rotten to the Core and If Only. Her newest song LazyBaby was released in earlier this year and the video has over five million views on YouTube. When she’s not singing or acting, she’s posting content for her over forty million Instagram followers.
It was on that platform which Dove came out as queer. In an Instagram live, the actress said, “Guys, I really needed to explain something to you. Maybe I haven’t said it, but I’m super queer. This is something I want to represent through my music because it’s who I am.’” With the expectations and potential backlash that comes with being a Disney Channel star, coming out takes courage, and now Dove Cameron is all about living authentically.
In an interview with GAY TIMES, Dove touched on how she has hinted at her sexuality for years but struggled with coming out to a young audience. Now that she is out, she hopes to help pave the way for her young fanbase that need helping finding comfort with accepting who they are. She said she chose to come out because she wanted to help her fans who may be struggling with their sexuality. Being able to connect to another queer person, especially someone you are a fan of, can be a powerful form of support when coming out and accepting your own sexuality.
Dove Cameron says she doesn’t like labels too much but has referred to herself as both bisexual and queer. She’s paving the way for queer youth everywhere. From all of us here at WERRRK.com, welcome to family Dove!
If you want to support her upcoming projects, she’ll be starring in the remake of The PowerPuff Girls and her music is streaming on all platforms. Check out dovecameron.com for more details.