August 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm EST | by Michael K. Lavers
Raven-Symoné comes out
Raven-Symoné, Twitter, Lesbian, Gay News, Washington Blade, Coming Out

Well-known actress, Raven-Symoné comes out as a lesbian via Twitter. (Photo by Hollywood Branding via Wikimedia)

TULSA, Okla.—Actress Raven-Symoné on Aug. 2 came out as a lesbian.

“I can finally get married!” she wrote on her Twitter account. “Yay government. So proud of you!”

Raven-Symoné, who appeared as Olivia on “The Cosby Show” and on “That’s So Raven” on the Disney Channel, disclosed her sexual orientation less than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court found a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and struck down California’s Proposition 8. The actress released a statement through her representatives after she came out on Twitter.

“I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted,” Raven-Symoné, 27, said, as reported by CNN. “I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.”

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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