'Riverdale' Star Lili Reinhart on Coming Out: 'Isn't Everyone Bisexual?'

Monday September 28, 2020

Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart  (Source:Instagram / @lilireinhart)

"Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart came out as bisexual over the summer in a simple post while supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Now she's opening up about revealing her sexuality.

Reinhart, 24, was on an episode of the "LGBTQ&A" podcast last week where she talked about coming out as bi. In an Instagram Stories post at the time she wrote: "Although I've never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman." The post also included a photo for the West Hollywood LGBTQ for #BlackLiveMatter protest taking place that week.

"I guess, coming out is not a nonchalant thing," the "Hustlers" actor said on the podcast. "It just didn't seem like a big deal to me. And it also, the way I look at the world right now, I'm like, 'Isn't everyone bisexual?'"

Reinhart went on to say that she was afraid of how people would react to her coming out.

"I've wanted people to know that I am bisexual, but I've never felt that there was a right time to do it," she said. "I was afraid of coming out. I didn't want people to tell me that I was lying to get attention or something. And so I just kept my mouth shut.

"Also I've told people in the past and they've told me, 'Oh, it's a phase.' And I'm like, 'Okay, great, thanks.' So that's discouraging, obviously," Reinhart added.

Nevertheless, she said she's proud of her decision to come out and not to make a big deal about it.

"It's not a secret. It's not something that I was ever ashamed of. And I felt like in that moment, I wanted to show my full support for this community," she said. "And the fact that I belong to it, it was very freeing in that sense. It felt very much like, 'Yeah, I'm here. I've been here the whole time. I am part of this.' "

Click here to check out the episode of "LGBTQ&A."

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