Singer and actress Dove Cameron recently shed some light on how much better her life got after coming out as queer in 2020. The actress is known for her role in Disney’s “Liv and Maddie” and “Descendants.” Her dual role in “Liv and Maddie” earned her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming.
Since her time on the Disney show, Cameron has gone on to release several songs and appear in movies like “Dumplin” with Jennifer Aniston. The “Descendants” actress first came out as “super queer” as far back as 2020 on her Instagram live. She also confirmed the news in a later interview with Gay Times in 2021.
Looking back at her life since coming out, Cameron revealed that the decision greatly altered the course of her life for the better. She also added that while she had no problem revealing her love life to the public, she wasn’t certain about doing so in such an “anti-human” industry.
Dove Cameron Said Coming Out As Queer Was Life-Changing
Cameron recently talked about how happy she was after coming out as “super queer” back in 2020. The Disney alum came out during an Instagram live, and by June 2021, she came out again as a guest of Gay Times.
According to the “Boyfriend” artist, those decisions were life-changing and altered the course of her life since her admission. In an interview with E! News, she said, “I honestly look back on that initial foray into the conversation about my sexuality as my first time ever really being myself publicly.”
The actress continued, “I think there’s this narrative where if you are a queer person and you speak about your identity, it’s though you’ve been sitting on a secret your whole life and it’s this big revelation. Where in my experience, it wasn’t a revelation. I always knew who I was. Ever since I can remember, I knew I was a queer.”
Cameron Said She Was Never Afraid Of Coming Out
Cameron also revealed that while she didn’t have a problem publicizing her love life, she was skeptical of being vulnerable in such an “anti-human” industry. The “Schmigadoon!” star said, “I wasn’t ever afraid of people knowing who I loved.”
“More so, I was afraid of people having access to the human parts of me in an industry that can be so anti-human. That was definitely an emotional thing, but it turned out to be the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Mentally, I’m so much better now,” she added.
The Disney alum will reportedly be among the performers for the P&G and iHeartMedia’s “Can’t Cancel Pride 2022: Proud AND Together.” The event is a fundraiser for the LGBTQ+ and will celebrate the community’s visibility and inclusivity for all. It’s set to hold on June 14.
Cameron Encouraged Fans To Be Allies
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Cameron also encouraged her fans to be allies for their queer friends. The 26-year-old said, “Social media has changed so much for activism and for community involvement. I like to tell my younger fans, support your queer friends. Be in queer conversations. Create an open space within you, within your community, within your circles and that’s enough.”
Cameron added that she thought everything happened for a reason, and with how things are currently going, she felt like she had made the right choice back then. She revealed that she believed people’s destinies were decided long ago.”
“It’s just about getting out of our own way and not fighting who we are, and that’s really the best service that we can give ourselves,” the artist continued. “And if we do that, even the most impossible things can take place.”
Dove Cameron Is Able To Live ‘More Bare’ Since Coming Out
Talking to People in July 2021, Cameron revealed that she was able to live her life “more bare” after coming out to the public. The “Descendants” actress said, “I have allowed myself to be more seen and supported and held than I had previously. I’ve always been exactly the same. Like, I’ve never pretended to be anything that I wasn’t.”
The 25-year-old added she didn’t feel the need to make apologies for her admission or phrase her words differently to make other people “more comfortable.” “I’m not a level person, but I would say that I am queer and that’s probably my most accurate way to represent myself,” Cameron said.
She continued, “With the process of coming out, it was about who I am as a whole rather than who I choose to date or sleep with. I’m choosing to love myself, to be who I am every day, and not edit myself depending on the room that I’m in. I’m making no apologies for who I am. I’m not saying it slightly differently to make people more comfortable.”
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