Raven-Symone Said She Turned Down Change Of Her Character From Straight To Gay

“And I think the one thing that differentiates me from her is now a lot more.” Symoné added that adding a new subplot might be a problem in other acting jobs. “If you ever see me in another character, you see Raven Baxter, and that’s just what the deal is,” Symoné added.
Speaking to the "Pride" podcast, Symone said that Disney offered to make the spin-off character a lesbian to accommodate Raven-Symone, who is gay in real life.
Actress and That’s So Raven star Raven-Symoné said she told Disney she wanted her character on the spin-off Raven's Home to remain straight.
I said no,” Symoné said. “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.
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“It was because Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter. Symone said she is proud to be gay, but “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,” Symoné said.. And Raven Baxter is a character that I was proud to play, even if she is straight, cisgender — I don’t mind — let her have her moment.”

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