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Raven-Symone Explains Why She Didn't Want Her 'Raven's Home' Character to Be a Lesbian

Raven-Symone Explains Why She Didn't Want Her 'Raven's Home' Character to Be a Lesbian

Raven-Symone is explaining why she didn’t want her Raven’s Home character to be a lesbian.

In a new interview on the Pride podcast, the 35-year-old actress revealed she Disney Channel execs asked if she was interested in having her Raven’s Home character, Raven Baxter, identify as a lesbian in the reboot.

Despite the offer, Raven declined.

Click inside to find out why…

“You know what, there was a conversation before the series started and I was asked the question, ‘Would you like Raven Baxter to be a lesbian?’ And I said, no. I said no,” Raven shared.

“And the reason I said no wasn’t because I wasn’t proud of who I was, or I didn’t want to represent the LGBTQ+ community in any way,” Raven continued. “It was because Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter.”

Raven came out as a lesbian in 2013 after the legalization of same-sex marriage. Disney premiered the Raven’s Home reboot in 2017. In the reboot, Raven is a divorced single mom raising her kids with BFF Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol) in a shared home in Chicago.

“There was no reason for me to change the human that she was in order to fit the actress that played her,” Raven added. “And Raven Baxter is a character that I was proud to play, even if she is straight, cisgender, I don’t mind. Let her have her moment. She was divorced though, and I had no worries about saying, ‘No boyfriends.’”

If you missed it, Raven-Symone recently made her first red carpet appearance with her wife!

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