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'Elvira, Mistress of the Dark' star reveals 2-decade romance with another woman, plus more big pop culture LGBTQ news of 2021

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 47: It's been a huge year for the LGBTQ+ community in Hollywood! Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the biggest stories to make headlines this year, starting with this news... Cassandra Peterson, the actress who popularized her iconic Elvira character some 40 years ago, made headlines in September when she spoke about her sexual identity for the first time. In her new memoir "Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark," which debuted on Sept. 21, Cassandra reveals that she's been in a relationship with a woman for nearly two decades. "Keeping a secret doesn't feel good," she told the Daily News. "I'm glad to have it out there." Cassandra, who called herself fluid, said that while she's attracted to men too, "I just met this particular person, and I fell in love."Keep reading for more notable moments in the LGBTQ+ community in pop culture this year...

It's been a huge year for the LGBTQ+ community in Hollywood! Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the biggest stories to make headlines this year, starting with this news... Cassandra Peterson, the actress who popularized her iconic Elvira character some 40 years ago, made headlines in September when she spoke about her sexual identity for the first time. In her new memoir "Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark," which debuted on Sept. 21, Cassandra reveals that she's been in a relationship with a woman for nearly two decades. "Keeping a secret doesn't feel good," she told the Daily News. "I'm glad to have it out there." Cassandra, who called herself fluid, said that while she's attracted to men too, "I just met this particular person, and I fell in love."

Keep reading for more notable moments in the LGBTQ+ community in pop culture this year...

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