Thursday, September 09, 2021

Raven-Symoné Declines Disney Offer to Make Raven Baxter a Lesbian

Four years ago openly gay actress Raven Symoné revived her Disney character Raven Baxter for a reboot called 'Raven's Home [click here if you missed that].'

Now Raven is claiming Disney offered to make the grown up Raven a lesbian...
During a recent appearance on the Pride podcast, Raven — who came out as a lesbian in 2013 after the legalization of same-sex marriage — revealed that Disney Channel executives asked whether she was interested in having her Raven's Home character identify as a lesbian in the reboot.
"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, 35, said. "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. It was because Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter."