09-22-2021 Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) comes out as a lesbian. She has been in a 19-year relationship with Teresa “T” Wierson. Because her Elvira brand was so tied to being a sexy temptress for men, Peterson worried that going public with her relationship might damage her brand, writing, “I’m very aware that there will be some who will be disappointed and maybe even angry, but I have to live with myself, and at this point in my life, I’ve got to be truthful about who I am. For the first time in my life I’m with someone who makes me feel safe, blessed, and truly loved.” Her love story is shared in her new autobiography, Yours Cruelly, Elvira.
(Feature photo is of Elvira 2006 San Francisco Pride Parade by Owen Byrne)