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TV: Supergirl’s Chyler Leigh Comes Out

Chyler Leigh

Actress Chyler Leigh has come out as a member of the LGBT+ community, revealing that her storyline in the CW series Supergirl helped her understand her sexuality. Best-known for playing Lexie Grey in Grey’s Anatomy, Leigh currently stars in Supergirl as Kara Danvers’s sister Alex, who slowly comes to realise she is a lesbian in the show’s second season. In a recent post on the Creating Change website, an LGBT+ organisation the actress co-founded, Leigh revealed she had no idea how much that scene would resonate for her personally, and how significant it would become. Full Story at Pink News

ENTERTAINMENT: Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima Speak Out About Supergirl Relationship

The actresses playing Supergirl’s lesbian couple have opened up about their ground-breaking relationship. Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima were speaking as they attended the GLAAD Media Awards, where Supergirl was nominated for best dramatic TV show – thanks largely to their storyline. Leigh’s character Alex Danvers, Supergirl’s adoptive sister, came out in November, in a twist which has won hearts and critical praise, and helped young LGBT fans. The relationship between Alex, a secret government agent, and her girlfriend, Lima’s police detective Maggie Sawyer, has since bloomed and strengthened. Leigh said she had been taken aback by the reaction. Speaking … Read more

Alex Comes Out as Lesbian on Supergirl

Chyler Leigh

Look! Up on the TV! It’s a straight-appearing woman who’s high femme! It’s the human closest to Kara Zor-El of Krypton! It’s… Supergirl’s lesbian sister! Yes, Alex Danvers, played by Chyler Leigh, revealed on Monday’s episode of Supergirl on the CW Network that her adopted sister Kara isn’t the only one with a secret identity. She came out in the episode, “Crossfire.” Executive producer Jeffrey Kreisberg told the Hollywood Reporter their goal is to tell Alex’s story in a “respectful, educational, entertaining and thoughtful” way, surrounded by supportive family and friends. By Dawn Ennis – Full Story at LGBTQ Nation