Figuring out her identity has always been a struggle for Keke Palmer. On Saturday night, the “Nope” star received the Vanguard Award from the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and she opened up about her own issues with sexuality and gender. READ MORE: Keke Palmer Shares Her ‘Favourite’ Part of Motherhood So Far “I’m so grateful to be here today to be embraced by a community that I’ve always felt accepted by and a part of,” she said, according to Variety. “I’ve always been my own person.
Sexuality and identity for me has always been confusion. You know, it’s, ‘I never felt straight enough. I never felt gay enough.
And I never felt woman enough. I never felt man enough.’ You know, I always felt like I was a little bit of everything.” Palmer continued, “So often, I lead with masculinity.
And as a woman, I’ve always been met with so much disdain, you know what I mean? I think so much of that came from who I thought I had to be to get respect, admiration and love.