Ruby Rose believes ''progress'' is being made to ''erase'' discrimination.

The 32-year-old actress - who identifies as gender-fluid and is openly gay - has said that whilst she doesn't think discrimination will be eliminated completely any time soon, she does think society is ''on the right path'' toward making everyone feel accepted no matter who they are.

She said: ''I wouldn't want to stand her and say that [LGBT+] kids being born now or being born five, 10 years ago, are not going to encounter a struggle.

''I don't think that [discrimination] is going to be erased entirely in the next five years, 10 years or 20 years. I think we're on the right path and I think it's amazing and I feel blessed because I haven't been through what the people before me went through, and I know the people after me will say the same thing. It's just going to keep being a work in progress.''

The 'Meg' star - who was recently cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman - also ran through some of her favourite LGBT icons, including Annie Lennox and Ellen Degeneres.

She added in a video posted on YouTube by Them: ''So, growing up, there wasn't as many gay, queer, lesbian icons are there are today. And I'm so glad there are so many more.

''[Annie Lennox was the] big one because she showed me what androgyny was and how to be unapologetic about the way you look, the way you act, and the way you're just yourself.''

Ruby's comments come after she received harsh criticism when she was cast as Batwoman, which caused her to deactivate her Twitter account.

The actress - who came out as a lesbian at the age of 12 - had previously explained that her casting as Batwoman has reminded her of her own childhood experiences.

She said: ''I think the reason I kept getting so emotional was that growing up watching TV, I never saw anyone on TV that I can identify with. Let alone a superhero, you know?

''And I've always had this saying ... well, not me, but Oscar Wilde ... which is be yourself because everyone else is taken. I've lived by that motto and the second motto when I came into the industry was, be the person you needed when you were younger.

''I feel like one motto led me to the other and, you know, I kept crying about it.''