The star of Doctor Who and The Long Call opens up about representation and her coming out journey
INTERVIEW BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY DAVID REISS
Last year, Pearl Mackie came out on social media as bisexual. This is the first time Pearl has been interviewed by a queer magazine since and we are so delighted to share her story with you in the November issue.
DIVAs, this is your sneak preview of the conversation:
Playing Doctor Who’s first openly gay companion
“I was able to represent myself as a queer brown woman without even knowing it. Which is surreal.”
“As a whole, we are doing a lot better with queer representation… I think there is room for more. Not just so that people can understand us, but so the stereotypes are shattered, because they’re bullshit.”
“I’m a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and I want everyone to know it.”
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