In honor of June’s Pride Month, Lili Reinhart came out as bisexual via Instagram. In her coming-out post, the Riverdale star used her platform to draw awareness to the West Hollywood LGBTQ+ For #BlackLivesMatter protest, and she asked her fans and followers to come out to support.
“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman,” Reinhart posted to her Instagram Story earlier today, June 3rd.
“And I will be joining this protest today. Come join,” she wrote, showing a poster for the LGBTQ+ For #BlackLivesMatter protest.
The protest she references is taking place today at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT), surrounding the intersection of Santa Monica and La Cienega in West Hollywood, California. The protest will be a peaceful walk to Robertson Boulevard. Masks are required, as is following the current curfew in place. “Signs of love and support are highly encouraged,” the ad for the protest reads.
Reinhart just reportedly ended her relationship with her Riverdale costar Cole Sprouse before the coronavirus (COVID-19) shelter-in-place regulations went into place in California. Sprouse has also been active in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement; he participated in a protest in Santa Monica at the end of May. Of course, they are just two of many, many people who have joined protests seeking justice for George Floyd and other Black Americans killed at the hands of police.
We’re grateful to Reinhart for using her platform to share information and support her local protest, and we’re happy for her to be able to proudly live her truth while doing so.