Child star Mara Wilson has opened up about her sexuality in the wake of the Orlando shootings.
Mara, most famous for her leading role in Matilda, wrote about her own experience and gradually changing sexuality on Twitter.
It started with a photo of Mara at a gay club when she was 18...
Me at a gay club when I was eighteen. I feel embarrassed looking at it now... pic.twitter.com/qMZec3WBvu— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) June 12, 2016
She followed the Tweet with messages of support for the LGBTQI community, saying she always felt "safe" in the group.
"The LGBTQI community has always felt like home, especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself," she wrote.
The thing she learned was that she likes women as well as men.
In a series of Tweets, Mara explained she used to think of herself as "mostly straight", but has recently adopted the "queer/bi" label.
She also described herself as a "2" on the Kinsey Scale, which is defined as "predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual".
The 28-year-old's revelation about her sexual identity followed the recent tragic attack at an Orlando gay club, during which 50 people died. The mass shooting which targeted members of the LGBTQI community is considered the worst in America's history.
Sadly, some are accusing Mara of leveraging this event for attention. But she has strongly rejected these claims.
"Apparently admitting to something personal in a reply on my own Twitter makes me an 'attention whore' 'co-opting a tragedy'," she Tweeted in response.
Apparently admitting to something personal in a reply on my own Twitter makes me an "attention whore" "co-opting a tragedy"— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) June 14, 2016
She said she will continue to keep her relationships private and doesn't plan to do any interviews on the subject at the moment.
Feature image via Facebook/Mara Wilson Writes Stuff. Credit: Ari Scott Photography.