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Dave Bautista Shares Sweet IG Post to Celebrate His Lesbian Mom

Dave Bautista Shares Sweet IG Post to Celebrate His Lesbian Mom

Dave Bautista Shares Sweet IG Post to Celebrate His Lesbian Mom

The actor also preemptively shut down any haters.

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Dave Bautista is sticking up for the LGBTQ+ community in a heartwarming and no-nonsense Instagram post about his own family.

The former pro-wrestler is best known in the acting world for his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise as Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy films – a tough alien with a lovable soft side, which is not unlike Bautista’s own reputation.

That supposed dichotomy was on full display when Bautista posed in a trucker hat and a fitted t-shirt boasting a rainbow above the words “BE YOU” in a post shared on the ‘gram.

“I was always proud of who my mom was because she was always proud of who she was,” he wrote. “In your face, ‘F*ck you if you don’t like it,’ unapologetically loud and proud. And her son [paid] attention. BE LOUD, BE PROUD, BE YOU.”

In case it wasn’t clear enough, Bautista also tagged the post with #PrideMonth and #ProudSonOfALesbian.

This is hardly the first the actor has spoken about his mother, Donna Raye, or his support of the LGBTQ+ community. He’s used Pride month to sing her accolades in the past, writing in 2019 that “every decent part of me as a human being is directly because of my mother.”

“A strong lesbian raised a strong man and I couldn’t be more proud of her,” he said at the time.

Bautista also used his platform in 2019 to speak out against a bishop who had been discouraging Catholics from supporting LGBTQ+ activities during Pride Month.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.