Sonya Deville is one of WWE’s leading faces in the movement for LGBTQ rights. When it comes to the way she expresses herself on the matter, Sonya doesn’t like to get too political. Deville is all about respect for the sake of respect.

Deville recently spoke to Forbes about her march in the Los Angeles Pride Parade which took place over the weekend. Sonya was asked about Florida’s controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law. The bill, which Florida Governor Ron DeSantis enthusiastically signed off on, prevents kids from discussing their sexual orientation in school.

“I’ll just say we’re all equal and who you are and how you identify is who you are and how you identify. And that’s what I’ll respect and understand…

I obviously believe in equality. I accept everyone as they are, who they are, how they identify. And I think that everyone should be welcome in a conversation about who we are should never be frowned upon.”


Sonya noted that her simple message is much better than a political discussion. It’s easy: Show respect to everyone, because we are all equal. Sonya Deville clearly does not agree with the Florida legislation, but prefers a more positive approach in her messaging.

Sonya Deville proudly represented WWE in the parade. She was decked out in WWE ‘Together’ merch which has been helping to raise money for GLAAD during Pride Month. While she’s not willing to throw many verbal political blows, Sonya is hoping her message is being heard loud and clear.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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