Reneé Rapp has opened up about being “freaked out” by her sexuality before coming out. Over the last few years, the young talent has gained popularity for her hit roles on Broadway and in HBO’s acclaimed comedy The Sex Lives of College Girls (SLOCG).
In addition to her growing resume – which includes a burgeoning music career – Rapp has received praise from LGBTQ+ fans for being open about her bisexuality.
While the Too Well singer is proud of her sexuality, it wasn’t always easy for her to accept. During a recent interview on the Call Her Daddy podcast, Rapp revealed that growing up in a conservative town made her coming out process difficult. “I had never heard anything surrounding [being gay] in a positive light because the one queer person that I knew in my life is a family member of mine who I really looked up to, who got absolutely shitted on by everybody in our family,” she revealed. “[The family member] was bisexual at the time, and they were like, ‘Oh, she needs to pick a side’… I was like, ‘Well, I have to pick a side.
Gotta be a lesbian.'” Rapp added that an enlightening phone call with one of her friends helped her realise that she was bisexual.