Riverdale star Lili Reinhart shares that she is a "proud bisexual woman" as she joins protests

Joe Anderton

From Digital Spy

Riverdale star Lili Reinhart has come out as a "proud bisexual woman" as she joins protests in West Hollywood.

The Betty Cooper actress shared on her Instagram Story that she would be marching with the LGBTQ+ for Black Lives Matter march following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police.

"Although I've never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman," she wrote. "And I will be joining this protest today. Come join."

Photo credit: Lili Reinhart - Instagram

Related: Digital Spy Black Lives Matter statement

The protest will be a peaceful one and does not intend to cause disruption to traffic, and asks participants to wear masks and to not break the curfew.

Many celebrities have lent their support to the Black Lives Matter movement, while stars like BBC Radio 1's Clara Amfo and This Morning's Alison Hammond have made powerful speeches.

Reinhart's co-star and former boyfriend Cole Sprouse also revealed he and other protesters were arrested earlier in the week.

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"This is ABSOLUTELY not a narrative about me," he wrote, "and I hope the media doesn't make it such. This is, and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing."

For more information on how you can support Black Lives Matter, please visit its official website or donate here. Readers can also donate to the UK anti-discrimination group Stand Up To Racism, and the Unite Families & Friends Campaign, which supports those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody.

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