Goldberg explained that she’s had to set boundaries with some of her queer friends in the past, too. “‘I’m not gonna kiss you, but I’ll kiss you over here, I’ll do this but I’m not going to do this… And they’re like, ‘OK!’” she said.
While Goldberg isn’t a lesbian, she has long been an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. In 20210 she and Cyndi Lauper launched a campaign to bring awareness to some of the discrimination the community faces. “There is something beautiful about a woman being able to embrace their masculine and feminine at the same time and wear it so well, like you do,” Symoné told Goldberg, who she presents herself in a way that’s not stereotypically straight or gay. “It’s just the way you present and it’s so warming… You live in this duality so well, and I just want to applaud you for that.”
This isn’t the first time Raven-Symoné has gotten a guest to open up about their sexuality on the podcast. In an episode last month, Keke Palmer said that she doesn’t put a label on her sexuality but felt the need to repress it when she was a teenager due to fear of being “outcasted.”
“There is like an unsaid thing that can make you feel—and because I liked guys, too, I was kinda like, ‘Well, we don’t have to talk about it,'” she explained. “Because I like guys, too, it was like that’s another extra thing that no one really has to know about. I don’t really have to live out.
Listen to the Best Podcast Ever with Raven and Miranda episode with Whoopi Goldberg here.