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rowan blanchard identifies as queer

The outspoken young Disney actress and activist tweeted: 'being queer to me just means not putting a label on sexuality – just existing.'

by i-D Staff
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Jan 19 2016, 4:34pm

14-year-old Girl Meets World star, and everyone's favorite Insta-activist (riding high alongside Amandla Stenberg, of course), Rowan Blanchard has addressed her feelings on what it means to identify as "queer" in a series of tweets. After writing an enlightening piece for Rookie, titled "Sorry, Not Sorry: How I quit apologizing for existing", the young actress continued to keep it real by responding to a Twitter user who suggested making Rowan's Girl Meets World character, Riley, bisexual:

and then:

While some Twitter users came back with crude quips like "I knew it," Rowan set the record straight, replying: "u don't 'know' someone's sexuality," and "open to liking any gender in future is why I identify as queer." Rowan is proof that Generation Z aren't concerned with existing conventions of gender and sexuality. 

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