Lez Dish It Out! The AfterEllen Les/Bi News Round-Up

Happy Friday, loves! I hope you all had a fun and spooky Halloween this week. I know some of our favorite couples did, but we’ll get to that a little later. For now, let’s dive right into Lez Dish with Samira Wiley’s new show, a Modern Family bombshell, and some hot new music videos. Lez get to it!

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Sarah Hyland claims her Modern Family character, Haley Dunphy, could be bisexual.

Yes, you read that right. Apparently this confirmation came from the actress in the midst of rumors regarding her sexuality, so Hyland addressed the question on Twitter. Here’s what Haley originally tweeted:

After the internet exploded and she received both excitement and backlash across the board, Hyland followed up with this:

Although the character Hyland plays in Modern Family has always been notorious for her relaxed view on sexuality and as a sexual person herself, no other implications have ever been made to reveal the character as bisexual on the show. Before anyone gets too critical of Hyland for claiming a label her character doesn’t explicitly have, I think her enthusiasm over that portrayal is refreshing. She loved her fans, and would be happy to give Haley Dunphy a bi storyline if the writers offered one up. Modern Family just began airing new episodes of its ninth season a few weeks ago, so here’s to hoping the series jumps on board.