ByEmily Browne, writer at
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Emily Browne

Mara Wilson, best known as the breakout child star of the 1996 classic Matilda, recently came out on Twitter.

While the actress-turned-writer stated that she used to believe she was straight, she has recently felt more of a connection to the bisexual/queer label.

Wilson decided to share this part of her life while discussing the recent Orlando tragedy, and in a series of tweets explained how she "always felt at home" in the LGBTQ community.

She continued on, writing about her first experiences going to gay clubs:

Being a "straight girl" where I clearly didn't belong, but I will say, I felt so welcomed there.
I have never had a better experience at a club than I did then. Great music and great people.
I haven't been to one since college, except once when a friend brought me along. I didn't feel like I belonged there.
But the LGBTQ community has always felt like home, especially a few years later when I, uh, learned something about myself.

Hundreds of fans and followers have congratulated Wilson, who went on to describe herself as a Kinsey Scale 2, and thanked everyone for their messages of support.

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