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Did Rosario Dawson Come Out As Part of the LGBTQ Community?

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By Mario Perez

It would seem that in 2020 coming out as part of the LGTBQ community is not as tough as it once was. This is not to disrespect the courage that many members of the community have shown in coming out. It just feels odd though when a celebrity, especially one that has usually been tagged as more of a serious character.

Rosario Dawson has been "flirting" with the idea of coming out of the closet. With a couple of social media posts and answers in certain interviews.

The Post That Started It All

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This whole issue about the actress potentially being part of the LGTBQ community dates back to 2018. From this post, there has been a lot of speculation as far as whether or not she came out. Recently she addressed this in an interview saying, "People kept saying that I [came out] . . . I didn’t do that. I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out" She then added, "I mean, I guess I am now." to make things even more complex.

Why Is This Relevant?

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As was mentioned before having a celebrity come out is not such a big deal these days in the public eye. She is not going to be ridiculed in the public eye. Of course, coming out in a personal circle still could be the problem at this point.

The thing is, Dawson has been in a pretty serious relationship for quite a while with Senator Cory Booker, who is a Democratic senator for the state of New Jersey. If he would have been Republican things could have been more interesting.

A Political Move?

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It is not like Dawson is dating any politician. Booker actually ran for the presidency in the ongoing, Democratic internal presidential race. He has since dropped out of the race, but maybe one of his gimmicks was to portray himself in an open relationship with Dawson.

It is not really clear what all of this could mean. At the end of the day neither he nor Dawson, have made a clear statement about what this whole issue means. On the other hand, they are not shy about appearing together.

What Is Real What Isn't?

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Even though, she basically said, yes I am coming out, she also said that she has never been in a same-sex relationship. She is open about the fact that she is in a straight relationship with the senator. It is really at a point where you can take your pick about what she is actually trying to say.

Most of these statements point to her trying to get a little more love from the LGTBQ community. For the moment though, it seems that there is not much more to it.

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