Rebecca Black Comes Out as Queer

Gotta get down on Fri-gay!

Rebecca Black—yes, that Rebecca Black—has come out as queer.

The viral YouTube star of “Friday” fame opened up about her sexual orientation in a recent interview on the podcast Dating Straight. Black has made comments in the past about viewing sexuality as a spectrum, but this marked the first time the 22-year-old explicitly discussed being queer.

“I actually went through a breakup during this quarantine,” Black told Dating Straight co-hosts Jack Dodge and Amy Ordman, later revealing that the relationship in question was with another woman and “pretty long.”

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Rebecca Black.

When Ordman noted that Black “just came out,” she got candid: “I made a conscious decision to not, like, come out. People started asking, and I just stopped responding. I’m still in the [coming-out] process, it feels like.” Asked how she identifies, Black said queer is the label she prefers.

“It’s like the fucking quarantine: Every day is different!” she told Dodge and Ordman. “It’s something that, over the past few years, I’ve obviously been having a lot of conversations with myself [about]… To me, the word queer feels really nice. I’ve dated a lot of different types of people. Like, I just don’t really know what the future holds. And some days, I feel a lot more on the gay side than others.”

Welcome to the fam, Rebecca! Watch the YouTuber’s full Dating Straight interview below.
 

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