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    Mara Wilson Has Opened Up About Her Sexual Orientation Following The Orlando Attack

    The Matilda star opened up about her sexuality after tweeting about the shooting.

    Mara Wilson, the former child actor who played Matilda on the big screen, has decided to open up about her sexuality following the shooting in Orlando, Florida.

    Following news about the mass murder at gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Wilson took to Twitter to pay tribute to the victims.

    Americans in the eighties were afraid of dying by nuclear bombs, Americans today worry about dying in mass shootings

    Taking solace in the Tonys being tonight. Crying to In the Heights, glad there is one community where LGBT people have been safe, welcome

    She then shared this post of herself partying at a gay club several years ago.

    Me at a gay club when I was eighteen. I feel embarrassed looking at it now...

    Being a "straight girl" where I clearly didn't belong, but I will say, I felt so welcomed there.

    Before she hinted at her sexuality.

    But the LGBTQ community has always felt like home, especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself.

    Then later joked:

    Which led to Wilson's followers wanting her to clarify what her sexuality is. She answered that she's "a 2", referring to the Kinsey Scale, aka the Heterosexual–Homosexual Rating Scale.

    Let me put it this way: I'm a 2.

    I know a lot of people don't like the Kinsey scale, and that is fine by me. But I'm pragmatic at heart and find comfort in numbers.

    According to the Kinsey Scale, a 2 means "predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual." Wilson also replied to another fan, agreeing that she has also felt "mostly straight" for the past few years.

    But then she clarified that she used to feel mostly straight, but now she has "embraced the Bi/Queer label lately".

    .@__SonjaLouise__ I said I *used* to identify as mostly straight. I've embraced the Bi/Queer label lately

    Although she has now discussed her sexuality, the actor turned writer emphasised that she will still be keeping her relationships private.

    Your support is much appreciated. I will say, though, I'm still gonna be pretty private about my relationships, as I always have been.