Earlier today, WWE on-air personality Sonya Deville sat down for an interview with Variety. During the conversation with the site, Deville discussed her status as the first openly gay female wrestler in World Wrestling Entertainment. Sonya also briefly spoke about her alleged stalker, and more. Check out her comments.
On wanting to do more to for the LGBTQ+ community:
“I really just want to be a voice for the community in sports — specifically, in the WWE. I want to let people know that their sexuality doesn’t define them and how they identify doesn’t define them. And I’m a perfect example of it.”
On the trial surrounding her alleged stalker:
“So the trial hasn’t even begun yet. We’ll probably be dealing with that for the next several months. But I will definitely speak on it once it’s all legally wrapped up. There are things that I want to say that I think could help performers, and just people in general, in the future.”
On fans reaching out to her for advice online:
“I would say that about 70% of my fan base is part of the [queer] community somehow, some way. I get messages constantly on Instagram and Twitter and emails, just all the people always asking me like, ‘Hey, do you have any advice on how I should come out?’ Or ‘Thank you. You helped me feel OK with myself and my sexuality.’ That’s literally the reason I use my voice.”
(H/T and transcribed by 411Mania)