Mara Wilson attends the 9th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater on April 23, 2017 in New York City.
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Coming out isn’t easy for everybody. And Matilda star Mara Wilson is no exception. Recently, in an interview with Lambda Legal deputy digital director Ariel Goldberg, MaraWilson opened up about why she decided to come out.

Last year, following the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, Mara Wilson came out as bisexual.

She explained to Goldberg that at the time, she realized had a platform to publicly speak up as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

However, Wilson also didn’t think through the ramifications of coming out on the heels of such a sad event. And some people accused her of making the Orlando shooting about herself. Still, she insists she doesn’t regret coming out.

Wilson also talked about biphobia. And how it stopped her from coming out sooner.

Thankfully, Mara Wilson is speaking out about biphobia now. Hopefully, her words will resonate in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.