Ruby Rose is featured in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine which has a “Gay Pride” cover feature to mark 50 years since Stonewall. For the issue, Ruby is interviewed alongside such famous LGBTQ+ artists as Melissa Etheridge and Wilson Cruz; a good portion of the feature can be found here. She’s also featured on one of he covers:
In the issue, Ruby Rose also talked about some of the backlash her Batwoman casting.
“I’ve also gotten backlash, and that’s when you realize you have to keep up with the terminology,” she said.
“When I got cast as a lesbian on Batwoman, I didn’t know that being a gender-fluid woman meant that I couldn’t be a lesbian because I’m not a woman — not considered lesbian enough. My initial response was ‘Pfft’!” she recalled.
“And then I was like, ‘Wait. Let me just figure this one out. How do I right this wrong, because if someone out there is upset by this, I need to know why and how to fix it.’ That’s when I sort of said, ‘I’m a woman that identifies as a woman. I’m not trans. But if being gender-fluid means that I can’t identify as a woman at any point, then I guess I can’t be that.’ Maybe I need to make up another term, one that doesn’t step on any toes. One where I can be fluid in my gender, but also a lesbian, because otherwise I’m not sure what I am.” she continued.
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