Sophia Bush Celebrated Her First Pride Month as an Out and Proud Queer Woman

Getty Images

One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush is experiencing June in a whole new way.

The actor came out as queer in Glamour’s April 2024 cover story after multiple outlets confirmed in October 2023 that she was in a relationship with soccer star Ashlyn Harris, making this Bush’s first Pride Month as an out and proud queer woman.

[Nº 21 top]( [TWP trousers]( [Skims briefs]( Stylist’s own shoes.
[Nº 21 top]( [TWP trousers]( [Skims briefs]( Stylist’s own shoes.

Cover Story

To honor and support the LGBTQ+ community, Bush took to Instagram to share a hopeful message, posting a graphic that reads, “Pride is important because someone tonight still believes they’re better off dead than being themselves,” and adding her own caption: “You are perfect. No matter how long it might take, you’ll find your people. And they will help you find more and more of yourself. It’s worth it. You’re worth it,” per Page Six.

On her own page, Harris posted a sweet montage of the two of them embracing on vacation.

In an essay for Glamour, Sophia Bush opened up about the way she and Harris fell in love, explaining that they became friends during a tumultuous period of transition before mutually realizing they wanted something more.

“It really took other people in our safe support bubble pointing out to me how we’d finish each other’s sentences or be deeply affected by the same things.… It took me confronting a lot of things, what felt like countless sessions of therapy, and some prodding from loved ones, but eventually I asked Ashlyn to have a non-friend-group hang to talk about it,” she wrote, adding, “In hindsight, maybe it all had to happen slowly and then suddenly all at once. Maybe it was all fated. Maybe it really is a version of invisible string theory. I don’t really know. But I do know that for a sparkly moment I felt like maybe the universe had been conspiring for me. And that feeling that I have in my bones is one I’ll hold on to no matter where things go from here.”

Happy Pride!

Originally Appeared on Glamour