Aug. 17 (UPI) — Parenthood alum Mae Whitman is going public about her sexuality.
The Owl House is an animated Disney Channel series featuring the LGBTQ characters Amity (Whitman) and Luz (Sarah-Nicole Robles). The show is the first Disney project to feature a same-sex couple in leading roles.
“Just taking a moment to say I am SO proud to be even a small part of a show like The Owl House,” Whitman tweeted. “Being pansexual myself, I wish I had such incredible characters like Amity and Luz in my life when I was growing up. Queer representation is sososo important :,) keep it up world! #TOH.”
“I know ppl might be unfamiliar with what pansexual means; for me it means I know I can fall in love with people of all genders. This is the word that fits me best and I’m proud+happy to be part of the Bi+ community :,),” she added.
The Owl House is created by Dana Terrace, who is bisexual. The series was renewed for a third season in May ahead of its Season 2 premiere.
Whitman played Amber Holt on Parenthood. She is also known for portraying Ann Veal on Arrested Development and Annie Marks on Good Girls.