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Stacy London From ‘What Not To Wear’ Comes Out In Powerful Instagram Post

The fashion icon shared a series of photos of her girlfriend

Stacy London, formerly of TLC’s What Not To Wear, recently shared a powerful Instagram post where she addressed rumors about her dating life by coming out. She also shared some gorgeous photos of her girlfriend.

In the caption for the post, London reveals that she is in her first relationship with a woman, musician Cat Yezbak, and that they have been together for over a year. She also explains why she decided to tell the world about it now.

“NOT THAT IT’S ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS BUT… I may as well address all the stuff I hear floating around out there,” she begins.

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NOT THAT IT’S ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS BUT… I may as well address all the stuff I hear floating around out there. 2019 has been a crazy year for lots of reasons. This 1st year of coping with grief and a lot of unforeseen health issues was, at times, such a truly dark place to be. But as with most of life, there has been such incredible joy as well and the person most responsible for that is @catyezbak, who is my girlfriend and has been for over a year. Some of you may have guessed that already. All my friends and family know her well. I haven’t paraded her around on social media for several reasons: 1) I’ve had public relationships before and I don’t Love that. But I want to be clear here that with Cat I felt I owed us the chance to be private since this is my first serious relationship with a woman and I’m sure there will be some hoo ha about that. But I would never hide her out of shame. 2.) It’s really easy for me, a privileged white woman who is 50, to suddenly say “I’m dating a woman” with very few repercussions and I am well aware of that. Unlike me, there are countless people in the LGBTQIAP community who have had no choice in who they are, no love from family on which to lean, no support from anyone anywhere. I fell in love, truly in love, with this beautiful, sexy, kind soul and I won’t apologize for that but I stand on the shoulders of a community that fought like hell for me to be able to do that openly and proudly and EASILY. It’s one thing to SAY Love is Love. It’s another thing to say Love is Passion and Devotion and Sex and mean it without shame or prejudice when talking about the same sex. So I used to date men. Now I date her. That’s it. That’s all I have to say. Happy New Year to each and every one of you. I am wishing you the best of everything this coming year. Bring it 2020. Let’s go. (AND ALSO: any awful comments will be deleted immediately. My account will not tolerate hate of any kind.)

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After losing her father at the end of 2018, London says she was in a “truly dark place” of grief. She was also dealing with a difficult recovery from spinal surgery. She says meeting and falling in love with Yezbak helped her come out of the darkness and find “incredibly joy.”

She says she hasn’t “paraded her around on social media” for many reasons. First and foremost, she says she hasn’t loved being in public relationships in the past. She also wanted to treat her first serious relationship with a woman with some privacy, but makes it clear that “I would never hide her out of shame.”

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As I look back on pictures from this year so far, I can’t believe how much and how many people for whom I have to be grateful. I had to edit down from 61 photos of people I wanted to post here so please forgive me if you aren’t pictured! I love you! (Insta let us post unlimited photos, please!) These people just represent a sampling of those who have brought love and light into a dark year of grieving and the first without my father. I’ve spent so much time with my head down, just trying to power through, I really haven’t spent enough time thinking about how many amazing people have lifted me up off the ground and about how much kindness and love I’ve been shown even as the world feels like we are being so unkind to each other. This year, as opposed to last, gratitude flows through me like blood in my veins. I’m grateful for my biological and chosen families. I’m grateful for those with whom I’ve had a chance to work and for all of you, especially those of you I’ve had the chance to meet and who have been kind enough to share what my posts this year have meant to you. THANK YOU. I wish for you a truly happy and joyful Thanksgiving and Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day. But perhaps because I’m feeling so grateful, the inequities among so many of us feel even more pronounced. None more so than families that do not get to spend today together. Those that have been ripped apart through no choice of their own and for no REASON. This is not about partisan politics. This is simply about our humanity. Once again, it is simply common knowledge and proven fact, that if you tear children from their families and give them no affection, terrify them and cage them, the psychological scars they endure will be irreparable. To tear families apart is ruthless tyranny. So if ANY candidate running, particularly one with personal billions to spare, wants to start by helping out in that department, I’d be grateful indeed. Part of my gratitude needs to be about making others’ gratitude my business. I hope you’ll consider making it yours too. ❤ (@xavierames.co and @tara_mcallister I couldn’t tag you b/c only 20 tags are allowed so you are tagged here!!!)

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That’s when the post really takes a turn into something powerful. London, a 50-year-old white woman with a fair amount of privilege, acknowledges that someone like her likely wouldn’t have to face serious repercussions for dating a woman.

“Unlike me, there are countless people in the LGBTQIA+ community who have had no choice in who they are, no love from family on which to lean, no support from anyone anywhere,” she writes. “I fell in love, truly in love, with this beautiful, sexy, kind soul and I won’t apologize for that but I stand on the shoulders of a community that fought like hell for me to be able to do that openly and proudly and EASILY.”

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Excuse my French

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It’s profound that she’s using her platform and her celebrity to call attention to queer people who haven’t had an easy time simply being who they are and loving who they love. And to acknowledge that so much work has gone into LGBTQIA+ activism to allow people like London to love her girlfriend freely.

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Bonds. James Bonds. #nonpatriarchal #nonheteronormative #kindofway

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“It’s one thing to SAY Love is Love. It’s another thing to say Love is Passion and Devotion and Sex and mean it without shame or prejudice when talking about the same sex,” she says. “So I used to date men. Now I date her. That’s it. That’s all I have to say. Happy New Year to each and every one of you. I am wishing you the best of everything this coming year. Bring it 2020. Let’s go.”

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