In August 2021, Whitman opened about her sexuality, sharing with her fanbase that she identifies as pansexual. “Just taking a moment to say I am SO proud to be even a small part of a show like The Owl House,” the “Parenthood” alum tweeted. “Being pansexual myself, I wish I had such incredible characters like Amity and Luz in my life when I was growing up. Queer representation is sososo important … keep it up world!”
“The Owl House,” a Disney Channel animated show, has broken significant barriers by featuring Disney’s first bisexual lead character, Luz Noceda (via Variety). One of the plot lines of the series follows a budding romance between Luz, voiced by Sarah-Nicole Robles, and female character Amity, voiced by Whitman (via IMDb).
The “Arrested Development” star posted a follow-up tweet explaining to her fanbase what her sexuality means to her. “I know ppl might be unfamiliar with what pansexual means; for me it means I know I can fall in love with people of all genders,” Whitman tweeted. “This is the word that fits me best and I’m proud+happy to be a part of the Bi+ community.
Whitman received an outpour of supportive comments from her fanbase. “You’ve helped breathe life into one of the best written, most important animated characters in the history of the medium,” tweeted one person. You go, Mae!