Republican Senator Ted Cruz's Daughter Comes Out

Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s Daughter Comes Out


Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s daughter is coming out of the closet.

Ted Cruz’s 13-year-old daughter Caroline shared that she’s bisexual on TikTok. In a video, she shared said she’s against her father’s far-right politics. “A lot of people judge me based upon him at first glance,” she said. “But I really disagree with most of his views.” Many users then noticed her bio says she’s bi.

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Someone asked if she had talked to her father about her sexuality in the comments. “I haven’t told him yet, I’m kinda nervous tbh but I don’t think he would be mad about it,” she wrote back.

Since then, Caroline has made her account private, but the conversation around her coming out hasn’t stopped. There have been conversations about her sexuality online among both the right and left. Some conservatives are trying to invalidate her sexuality, saying she doesn’t know how she feels.

But, who didn’t have crushes at 13?

Others have championed Caroline’s bravery for living her truth despite her father’s anti-lgbtq+ practices.

Coming Out is Good, Actually

Either way, Caroline’s coming out has started a lot of discourse online. Many have questioned why people care. However, the outrage doesn’t apply to the parents who put their children in onesies that say “heart breaker” or declare online their infants are hanging out with their “girlfriend” or “boyfriend.”

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Caroline’s brave move online is her way of gaining control of her own life, which is something we fully support.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s Daughter Comes Out
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