Ayesha Curry, a former actress and famed cookbook writer and restaurant owner, is a well-known Bay Area favorite.
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She also happens to be married to basketball player Steph Curry. The powerhouse couple lead very public lives, and Ayesha has become increasingly cautious about what she says and when. But she didn't shy away from engaging with musician Kehlani after a recent Twitter shoutout.
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Kehlani, a queer musician, thanked Curry on Twitter for using the word "humans" to label the bathrooms in her restaurant instead of separating them by gender.
Curry's response? She did it herself.
In a tweet that's now been liked more than 14,000 times, Curry told Kehlani that she put those signs up herself, showing that Curry understands the importance of inclusion in public spaces.
Thank you!😍😆 I put those up myself! I hope you have the most amazing time and leave happy and full. https://t.co/Rlpp0GZ42D— Ayesha Curry (@Ayesha Curry) 1529467735
Curry makes it clear that being religious and being inclusive aren't mutually exclusive.
In spite of common rhetoric claiming that Christians aren't progressive and accepting of diverse identities, or the reverse — that Christians can't make space for the fluidity of gender and sexual identity — Curry proves you can in fact be both religious and tolerant.
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Curry is not alone: She joins a number of self-proclaimed religious people who are becoming more accepting in public. Magic Johnson frequently attends church and has been accepting and affirming of his son EJ's sexuality; Stephen Colbert, a devout Catholic, has consistently stood up for queer rights; and even some things the pope has said has signified a shift in how Christians view marriage equality.
These examples illustrate a pretty basic truth: It's totally possible to be a person of faith and also be accepting of queer people. It's really that simple.