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Cosby show actress comes out

Cosby show actress comes out

Sat, August 03, 2013 - 1:20 PM

Raven-Symone, who played Olivia on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show," indicated for the first time Friday that she is a lesbian.

"I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted," the actress said in a statement.

"I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to," she said.

Earlier Friday, Symone posted a tweet: "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you."

In response to media inquiries after that tweet, her representatives said that "Raven is not getting married. She was just supporting the fact that she heard on NPR that more states legalized gay marriage today."


Symone then issued her official statement.

After "The Cosby Show," Symone was featured with Eddie Murphy in his "Dr. Dolittle" films and starred in Disney Channel's "That's So Raven."

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 1 month ago
WOW! Seems like everybody but me is Gay! Do we as heterosexuals have as many rights as they do?

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Posted by Kathryn Daniel 1 year, 1 month ago
Well, this is a shocker. I wish her well, and also continued success as a performer. Much respect for her courage in speaking up!

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Posted by R Goncalves 1 year, 1 month ago
What rights do 'they' have you don't? The right to not receive benefits of their partner? The right to not be able to get married? The right to not have your relationship recognized? The right to have stones thrown at them? The right to have slurs hurled at them? The right to be murdered at a fet? The right to be fired for who they are and something they cannot change?
Your comment speaks volumes the ignorance and hatred Bajans have.

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Posted by Melly Mapp 1 year, 1 month ago
It seems as though many in Hollywood and it's related environs believe that the best way to climb the ladder is to come out as gay. The gay lobby is a powerful force in the entertainment industry.

Do heterosexuals still have a chance? Unfortunately, their chances are shrinking so it seems.

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