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Here’s Why Kristen Stewart’s Coming Out Is Still So Important To Me

Last week the Kristen Stewart took a bold step in revealing in the new issue of Elle U.K. that she’s in love with a woman.

Right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend. We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.’ “

In doing so she told the world she was not closeted, and she was not ashamed to be in a relationship with a woman.

I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public,” Stewart said.

I know what many of you are thinking. You’re not surprised and knew Stewart and Alicia Cargile were in a relationship for quite some time now.

You’ve seen the photos of the couple holding hands. You’ve read the tabloid reports about their ups and downs.

But the big difference now is that Stewart herself has gone on record and confirmed the romance.

And by opening up about her girlfriend, she has helped many of her young fans struggling with their sexuality to see that being gay or bisexual is okay.



Yes, some of us are lucky enough to live in a time when the LGBT community is slowly being accepted, but as we all know more still needs to be done.

Coming out is still very important for us to be free and to eventually have equal protection under the law.

Harvey Milk, the first openly LGBT person to be elected to office as a city supervisor in San Francisco, understood this well when he said,

Every gay person must come out. As difficult as it is, you must tell your immediate family. You must tell your relatives. You must tell your friends if indeed they are your friends. You must tell the people you work with. You must tell the people in the stores you shop in. Once they realize that we are indeed their children, that we are indeed everywhere, every myth, every lie, every innuendo will be destroyed once and all. And once you do, you will feel so much better”

Before the gay rights movement, it was easy to believe for many that we hardly existed.

We were only a pariah of society, labelled as perverts to be harassed by police and arrested, simply for being in a bar frequented by our own kind.

Then came a night at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village when a group of gays decided they were fed up with being harassed and corralled into patty wagons and taken to jail, just because they frequented a known gay bar.

It was time to fight back and it was time to let the world know that we did exist and we had a right to exist.

Nowadays, every time a celebrity comes out, there are those who find it offensive and they do not mind voicing their disgust in blogs and in comments.

Some just simply cannot understand why we feel the need to let everyone know we’re gay, because it is just not important anymore, to them.

I beg to differ. It is very important that gay people, especially celebrities, to let the world know they are gay or bisexual because it is those who stand up to be counted as one of us, yet another gay person, that pushes our fight for equal rights forward.

If it were not for those willing to stand up, we all would be back in the closet, living in fear, afraid to lose our jobs, our freedom, even our lives.

Perhaps the day will come when it will no longer be important that someone like Kristen Stewart to come out and let the world know she is queer.

However, as long there are people in this world that cannot live free and equal the same as heterosexuals do, then it will be of the utmost importance that every queer person who is willing and who can, to stand up and be counted.


Kristen Stewart Talks Living Her Life Without ‘Hiding’

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kristen Stewart got candid about her personal life and how she has “relaxed” her approach on exposing her relationships to the public eye.

The Twilight star is known for being fiercely private about her personal life, going out of her way to keep her relationships out of the public eye as much as possible.

However, as she has gotten older, the 26-year-old has become more relaxed about what does and doesn’t make it into the headlines, because people’s comments about her lifestyle don’t hold much weight with her.

Elaborating on her change of heart, the beauty explained:

I wouldn’t talk about who I [have sex with] and how I [have sex with them] unless I was friends with you. That’s weird. But then, at the same time, I’ve discovered a way to live my life and not feel like I’m hiding at all. And I think that’s pretty apparent for anyone who cares — not that everyone does. But I think that if you had been tracking it in any way, it’s more apparent that I’m more relaxed than I used to be.”

The comments come just a few days after Stewart was spotted smooching her longtime girlfriend Alicia Cargile in L.A.

While Stewart has been pretty open with her recent romances (how could anyone forget her whirldwind PDA tour with Soko?), she has never previously addressed her change in demeanour in such a specific way to the press before.

Somehow, as I got older, I reoriented my mind. I’ve gotten better at assessing people’s motivations. It’s not something I have to overtly think about – what I share and what I don’t share. It’s a natural thing. Whereas, when I was younger, I was like, ‘You’re gonna screw me over.’ Now I’m like, ‘Whatever. You can’t.'”

Daily Juice: Kristen Stewart and Soko Take A Stroll, Plus Amy Schumer Wants Us To Remember She Kissed Amber Rose

Kristen Stewart and girlfriend Soko Sokolinski take a stroll, hold hands, and the world’s media goes crazy.


Comedian and actor Amy Schumer basically wants you to remember that she made out with Amber Rose one year ago.


Lily Tomlin reprises one of her famous characters to fight for animals.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams says she’s not interested in labeling herself.


I’ve never sat up and thought about my sexuality for hours. It’s like what Shailene Woodleysaid: ‘I fall in love with personalities and not people or genders.’ I have no problem with anyone who would want to be labeled, but I also think that it is no one’s business.”

Out country singer Chely Wright begs Genre to ‘Condemn Bigoted Laws’.


Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi co-ordinate in hers and hers blazers as they enjoy a date night in Hollywood.


Talking of DeGeneres, she made the Most Powerful Queer Person In America list – coming in at number 2.

Ted Cruz has waged a WAR on dildos – not seriously.


And finally, 16 “Hard-Core Facts” about Lesbians from 1963’s “A New Look At The Lesbian” you need to read.