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Billy Dee Williams Comes Out As Gender Fluid

82-year-old actor Billy Dee Williams is being praised for coming out as gender fluid in a recent interview with Esquire.

Billy Dee Williams, known best for their roles in the "Starwars" franchise, has recently come out as gender fluid.

And the support for the actor has been overwhelming,

Willams starts the interview off by saying that to be cool you just have to "Be yourself."

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"I never tried to be anything except myself. I think of myself as a relatively colorful character who doesn’t take himself or herself too seriously."

"And you see I say 'himself' and 'herself,' because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine."

"I'm a very soft person," Williams continued.

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"I'm not afraid to show that side of myself."

The response on social media has been overwhelmingly positive for the actor.

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"Billy Dee Williams coming out as gender fluid at 82 years old is arguably the coolest thing he's ever done, and he's [explective] famous for being cool," wrote one fan.

"Billy Dee Williams comes out as non-binary and gender fluid. So good to see a Black elder living her /his authentic life," wrote another.