May 31, 2022
Kristen Stewart: a true icon for so many young people. Starring in blockbuster movies like Twilight and Charlie’s Angels,” Stewart has not only been praised for her acting abilities, but her dedication to the LGBTQ+ community as well. In 2013 when she first started dating a woman by the name of Alicia Cargile, the rumor mills started. In 2017, Stewart sat down for an interview with Gaurdian and came out as bisexual.
Three years later, Stewart was out as queer and preparing for her upcoming movie, Happiest Season which was released on November 25, 2020. The movie follows a young woman who is not out to her family, but brings home her secret girlfriend for Christmas under the guise that she is “just a friend.” It seems as though Stewart may have wanted to do this movie to prove to the world that there is no problem with being gay, lesbian, queer, etc., but the LGBTQ+ community still faces very real problems today, like fear of families not accepting them for who they are.
Stewart has also said in multiple interviews that she felt a lot of pressure in her early years to label herself, but at 21 years old, she just wasn’t ready to put a name on who she was or what she was feeling. Nobody has to come out as straight, but as soon as you’re supposedly “different,” there seems to be a lot of pressure, especially on celebrities, to define exactly who they are, when they are still just normal human beings trying to figure it all out.
Today, Stewart is engaged to Dylan Meyer and her new movie Crimes of the Future, is scheduled to come out in June 2022. Stewart has become a role model for the LGBTQ+ community, and although being a role model is no easy task, Stewart has certainly done a spectacular job and she should continue to use her popularity to help others.