Raven Symone is know for her many acting roles – playing the cute grand-child of Bill Cosby in the Cosby Show, ruling the Disney Channel airwaves with That’s so Raven and The Cheetah Girls. Then making her Broadway debut playing Deloris van Cartier in the musical Sister Act. She has also featured in films such as College Road Trip, The Princess Diaries 2, Dr. Dolittle and its sequel Dr. Dolittle 2 alongside Eddie Murphey.
But last August she made a stir, when she sent pro-gay marriage tweet from her twitter account.
Many thought the actress was coming out about her sexuality, when she tweeted, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.” The message was in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marrriage Act that prevented same-sex couples form tying the knot.
Appearing last week on the daily talk show Just Keke, Symone was asked a long question by host Keke about the tweet, what it meant and what the feedback was. Keke wanted to know once and for all whether Raven was digitally waving her pride flag because she’s a lesbian or whether it was just a sign of solidarity.
“I’ll just say I love my LGBT community and I’m part of them for always… Girl, I sent it because people are raising stupid laws. Period.”
More recently Raven made waves when she debuted a colorful new look on Instagram after she dyed her hair purple with highlights from all over the rainbow. She explained that her new look was met with a little coroporate opposition, but she wasn’t going to let business determine her self-expression.
‘You have to be confident in who you are no matter what your team, background noise or front-ground noise makes. You have to stay strong. … It’s hard because people want to continue the brand, continue the look that they created to, I’m being honest, they want continue that look that made them money for so long but sometimes it doesn’t always coincide with who you are as a person.’