Indiana Massara Opens Up About the Importance of Telling LGBTQ+ Stories

Indiana Massara Opens Up About the Importance of Telling LGBTQ+ Stories
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#Stooney forever!

It’s been nearly three years since fans fell in love with Indiana Massara on “Chicken Girls,” and since that first season, we’ve seen her character Rooney grow and evolve right before our eyes. Along the way, the pointedly-passionate and loyal-to-the-core fictional teen has had countless crushes and breakups — and ultimately found her match in Stephanie (played by Marlhy Murphy).

We ship it so hard! And we’re not the only ones. During a recent interview, Indiana opened up to us about how proud she is to represent the LGBTQ+ community and portray a bi-sexual character on camera:

“It’s super important for the LGBTQ community to be represented, especially on a series that has such a young audience…It was really cool to be that person that got to bring Rooney’s story to life. [Stories like hers] aren’t shown in television and movies as often as they should be…So many people can relate to her. I’ve had young people come to me and tell me that they found the courage to come out to their parents because of it. It’s beautiful to hear that.”

In case you missed it, Indiana also recently opened up about the power of positivity!

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