Cara Delevingne: On being sexual fluid but not gay
English model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne has always avoided being tagged as gay, preferring the term of being sexual fluid.
However, she’s also an outspoken advocate of the rights of the LGBTQ community even as she’s out and proud with her many relationships with women.
In 2015, she told then-Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to legalize same-sex marriage: “‘Tony Abbott you better listen to the rest of the world and carry on. Go with it.”
Cara Delevingne: Early life and modeling career
Born on August 12, 1992 in Hammersmith, London, the daughter of Pandora Anne Delevingne and Charles Hamar Delevingne grew up in posh Belgravia, London.
She went to Francis Holland School for Girls in central London until she was 16, and then moved to Bedales School in Hampshire to focus on drama and music before droppingout.
However, Cara had been modeling since the age of 10, signing up with Storm Model Management in 2009. She’s appeared in fashion shows for Burberry, Chanel, Mulberry, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Since then, she was dubbed Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014.
Cara Delevingne: Acting and other options
Before she fully went into modeling and acting, Cara wrote and recorded two albums in 2011 but refused a record deal because she didn’t want to change her name.
She’s also done fashion collections for DKNY and Mulberry.
However, she’s currently known for her acting career, having gained prominence as Margo in the movie Paper Towns.
She also starred as the villain Enchantress in the DC comic book movie Suicide Squad, and special operative Laureline in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Cara Delevingne and the LGBTQ tag
While her relationships with other women have been documented by the press (including St. Vincent), Cara has always refused to be pigeonholed.
In an interview with Glamour Magazine last June, she said: “Once I spoke about my sexual fluidity, [some] people were like, ‘So you’re gay,’ and I’m like, ‘No, I’m not gay’.”
She added: “[They] don’t understand it. [If] I’m like, ‘Oh, I really like this guy,’ [they’re like], ‘But you’re gay.’ I’m like, ‘No, you’re so annoying!’.”
She has admitted in previous interviews that while she loves women, she’s not averse to marrying a man and having children.
Likewise, she took part in the Self Evident Truths Project that documented 10,000 photos of people who “identify as anything other than straight” to declare herself.