WWE star Sonya Deville is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and has said she wants to be a voice for the community in sports.
Speaking with Variety, Deville talked about wanting to let people know that their sexuality doesn’t define them. She also opened up about her fanbase and the messages they’ve sent her. She said:
“I really just want to be a voice for the community in sports — specifically, in the WWE. I want to let people know that their sexuality doesn’t define them and how they identify doesn’t define them. And I’m a perfect example of it.”
“I would say that about 70% of my fan base is part of the [queer] community somehow, some way. I get messages constantly on Instagram and Twitter and emails, just all the people always asking me like, ‘Hey, do you have any advice on how I should come out?’ Or ‘Thank you. You helped me feel OK with myself and my sexuality.’ That’s literally the reason I use my voice.”
Sonya Deville is currently a kayfabe WWE official on Raw and SmackDown. She has not wrestled a match since losing at SummerSlam to Mandy Rose.