'Parks and Recreation' star Natalie Morales comes out

"Parks and Recreation" star Natalie Morales has come out publicly.

The actress, 32, shared a post about her life and sexuality on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls website on Friday and also tweeted about the post.

"I'm coming out. I want the world to know #PrideMonth," she tweeted.

Morales, who talked about how important it was for her to keep the majority of her life private and stay out of the spotlight, said she also felt it was important to come out.

"I don't like labeling myself, or anyone else, but if it's easier for you to understand me, what I'm saying is that I'm queer," she wrote on the website. "What queer means to me is just simply that I'm not straight. That's all. It's not scary, even though that word used to be really, really scary to me."

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 13: Actress Natalie Morales attends the premiere of 'Free Fire' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 13: Actress Natalie Morales attends the premiere of 'Free Fire' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Natalie Morales attends IFC Films' Spirit Awards Party at 41 Ocean Club on February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Natalie Morales attends the premiere of HBO's 'Crashing' at Avalon on February 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Natalie Morales attends IFC Films' Spirit Awards Party at 41 Ocean Club on February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actress Natalie Morales attends the premiere of 'Santa Clarita Diet' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on February 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Natalie Morales is seen on February 01, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Natalie Morales is seen on February 01, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actress Natalie Morales attends the premiere Netflix's 'Santa Clarita Diet' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on February 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actress Natalie Morales attends the 'Santa Clarita Diet' Premiere on February 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Netflix)
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Actress Natalie Morales attends People's 'Ones To Watch' at E.P. & L.P. on October 13, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 17: Actress Natalie Morales attends the premiere of STX Entertainment's 'The Space Between Us' at ArcLight Hollywood on January 17, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Actress Natalie Morales attends the first annual 'Girls To The Front' event benefiting Girls Rock Camp Foundation at Chateau Marmont on April 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Natalie Morales arrives at Fox and FX's 2016 Golden Globe Awards Party on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jennifer Lourie/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Natalie Morales arrives at Fox and FX's 2016 Golden Globe Awards Party on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jennifer Lourie/Getty Images)
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"I know this isn't some big, life-shattering revelation that everyone will be shocked by," she continued. "The reason I decided to share this with you and with the world is because even though me telling you I'm queer might not be a big deal these days, things are still pretty bad out there for people like me. There are gay concentration camps in Chechnya where people are being tortured right this second. In our very country, 49 people were killed and 58 people were wounded just last year because they were dancing in a gay club. Our safe spaces are not safe. I think it's important that I tell you that this familiar face you see on your TV is the Q part of LGBTQ, so that if you didn't know someone who was queer before, you do now."

She finished off her post, "So while I'll still insist on privacy, and I still don't want you to know who I'm dating, you should know that it could be anyone. And that's okay, because that's what it's supposed to be. Because that's me."

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