Hunger Games star comes out as bisexual

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Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg has come out as bisexual.

The actor, who played the character of Rue in the series, revealed her sexuality almost as an after-thought whilst she took over TeenVogue’s Snapchat profile.


Stenberg subsequently posted the video on her Tumblr page, where she talks about the lack of media representation of women of colour.

On the subject of minorities being “silenced” she said:

“As someone who identifies as a black bisexual woman I’ve been through it, and it hurts and it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable.”

“I definitely believe in the concept of rebellion through self-hood, and rebellion just by embracing your true identity no matter what you’re being told.

“Here I am, being myself, and it’s hard and vulnerable, and it’s definitely a process but I’m learning, and I’m growing.”

Stenberg then went on to voice her frustrations with misogyny, racism, homophobia and transphobia.

As a finishing touch, she tagged the post containing the video with “I’m very bisexual”.

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Stenberg made her film debut in 2011 in the film Colombiana before landing the role of Rue in the mega hit Hunger Games series staring alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peta in the series, has been an outspoken LGBT advocate and has received an honour from GLAAD for his work.

He also helped launch a campaign to assist LGBT people in rural communities gaining access to the internet.

Jennifer Lawrence has also strongly voiced her pro-LGBT views, even going so far as banning the name Kim Davies from being spoken in her house.