Amber Ruffin Comes Out As LGBTQ In Pride Month Post As Cynthia Erivo, Sophia Bush & More Show Support


With just a few hours of Pride Month remaining, Amber Ruffin is doing a victory lap.

The comedian came out as a member of the LGBTQ community Sunday on Instagram, sharing a selfie in a shirt printed with “QUEER,” as well as photos with her partner at recent Pride events.

“In what will come as a shock to exactly zero people, I’m using the last day of PRIDE to come out!” Ruffin captioned the post. “Be proud of who you are, little babies! I know I am! And I can’t wait to be discriminated against for a new reason!!”

She was met with support in the comments section from Bowen Yang, Vanessa Bayer, Robin Thede, Aidy Bryant, D’Arcy Carden, Ana Gasteyer, Audra McDonald, Riki Lindhome and Tess Holliday.

“Love this & love you,” wrote Michelle Buteau.

“Welcome home Amber!! Our team just keeps getting hotter and smarter!! Happy Pride, dear one,” Sophia Bush commented.

“Welcome baby love!! bathrooms are to the left, refreshments to the right, grab a chair. The DJ takes requests,” Cynthia Erivo wrote.

Tan France commented, “Yay!! Happy Pride, love!! I hope you feel so loved and supported!”

“Happy pride, my love!!!” wrote Phoebe Robinson.

Ruffin — who became the first Black woman to write for a network late-night show on Late Night with Seth Meyers before hosting Peacock‘s The Amber Ruffin Show — was previously married to Dutch artist Jan Schiltmeijer from 2010 to 2023.

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