“I didn’t think it was that big of a deal and that we should kind of be forced to make an announcement about it. But that happened”


Back in June, Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, Senior Year) uploaded a photo to Instagram of she and Ramona Agruma smiling together. It was captioned: “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess 💗🌈💗#loveislove”. 

However, days later it was revealed that Andrew Hornery, a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, had disclosed the newspaper’s plan to make Rebel’s relationship public, before she could come out herself. 

Last week, in an interview with The Australian, Rebel opened up about being “forced” to come out. 

“Obviously, my relationship with Ramona is something that I wasn’t hiding in any way – it wasn’t a secret,” she shared. 

“But coming out in a same-sex relationship, there are levels to telling people. You tell your close family and your friends and not everybody. Across our two families not everybody is as accepting as what you’d hoped for, and we were trying to be respectful to those people and tell them in our own way. Basically, with the situation where a journalist is threatening to out you, you’ve got to hurry and some people we didn’t get a chance to tell before it came out publicly. And that’s not ideal.”

“It was just a hard few days, especially for my partner who’s not used to being in the public eye and not used to having to deal with stuff like that. It was probably more harmful for her in many respects. But to me, in 2022, love is love. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal and that we should kind of be forced to make an announcement about it. But that happened.”

ICYMI: Here’s some LGBTQI highlights from last week

The Power Of The Doctor

Sunday’s Doctor Who special marked an end of an era


We said goodbye to Team #LetsGoGirls

Strictly Come Dancings’s Jayde and Karen said a tearful goodbye during shocking elimination.

Congratulations are in order

As if Heather Peace hasn’t rocked our world enough with her sexy #Sukeve storyline, she’s only gone and won an Inside Soap Award!

Looking for some great audio content?

Why not catch up on last week’s #podDIVA featuring the incredible Lucy Spraggan

Sadiq Khan announces five year funding for Pride In London

Grab the glitter, don your rainbow T-shirts, Pride in London’s getting bigger and better! Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced a new £625,000 funding agreement that will go towards the next five years of Pride.

People pleasers, this one’s for you 

Fay Barrett reflected on people pleasing when it comes to their pronouns

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In last week’s Love After Lockdown, our cheeky columnist reflects on laying our their relationship wish list. 


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