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By Megan Lasher
February 2, 2017

Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose is following the show’s lead in being open about sexuality. In an interview with Cosmopolitan for their March cover, Rose was candid about her own experience and why she fights for LGBTQ rights.

“I’m very confident and in tune with my sexuality. I feel very blessed for that, because in different places around the world, people can’t be,” said Rose, who recently took to social media to gush about girlfriend Jess Origliasso. “I’m lucky I can explore. I have a very healthy sex life, and there’s something very empowering, strong, and feminist about being open and comfortable in that world.”

She’s also open about her activism on social media, something she puts a lot of thought into: “There are things that I’m always going to be very vocal about, like LGBTQ and animal rights,” Rose said. “I have a platform and I can open up a dialogue, but I also know that I’m just an actor. I’m just another person with an opinion no better than anyone else’s opinion.”

And the fight for equality isn’t just a personal matter. “For me, marriage is more about equal rights than the act of getting married. When you don’t have equal rights, it trickles down to kids who think, My aunt’s gay so she can’t get married, or I’m weird because I feel the same way. So it’s important to break down that barrier. I’m more interested in having a loving, healthy, long-term relationship with someone I might want to have kids with someday.”

Read more at Cosmopolitan.com

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