'Friday' singer Rebecca Black comes out as queer: 'Some days I feel a little more on the gay side'
Singer and internet personality Rebecca Black came out as queer on the podcast "Dating Straight" after opening up about a recent breakup with a woman.
She had previously stated that she believes that sexuality falls on a spectrum but had not formally come out.
"People started asking, and I stopped not responding," the singer said of her coming out process.
Rebecca Black opened up about her sexuality on the podcast "Dating Straight," stating that the identifies as queer. While the singer and internet personality has previously stated that she believes sexuality falls on a spectrum, she hadn't previously come out herself.
In a conversation with "Dating Straight" hosts Amy Ordman and Jack Dodge, Black opened up about a recent breakup that she had gone through with a girl, prompting her to come out on the podcast. "I made, like, a conscious decision not to come out, but... people started asking, and I stopped not responding," she said. "I'm still in the process, it feels like."
"It's like the f-cking quarantine, everything is different. It's something that, over the past few years, I've obviously been having a lot of conversations with myself," Black said. "I think to me, the word queer feels really nice. I have dated a lot of different types of people, and I just don't really know what the future holds, and some days I feel a little bit more on the gay side than others."
Rebecca Black was first launched into the public eye by way of her 2011 single "Friday," and most recently released singles "Self Sabotage" and "Closer."
She told Insider about the impact that her viral fame had on her as an adolescent, saying that "it definitely gave me a certain amount of empathy that I don't know if I would have had without that song. The one thing I'll never take for granted is the amount of kids, people in the LGBT community, and anybody who has really felt like they were out of place or there was something wrong with them, how we've been able to find each other and help each other through it."
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