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Actress Michelle Rodriguez opens up about sexual orientation

(Editor's note: This post originally appeared HERE on the HRC Blog.)

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, actress Michelle Rodriguez reveals that she has “gone both ways.”

The Fast & Furious star previously denied rumors that she was a lesbian, which she says persisted because of the butch roles she was typically cast in.

This interview marks one of the first times she has spoken publicly about her attraction to both men and women. “Men are intriguing. So are chicks,” Rodriguez tells EW.

Rodriguez’ comments on her sexual orientation come a week and a half before we mark the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day on October 11. Stay tuned to HRC for our blog series next week highlighting the continuing impact of coming out and sharing your story.

You can read and download HRC’s Coming Out guide in both English and Spanish and find a number of other coming out resources here.