Bil Browning

Is Queen Latifah Coming Out?

Filed By Bil Browning | May 08, 2012 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality
Tags: coming out of the closet, gay pride, Queen Latifah, Sandra Rose, Wanda Sykes

Is Queen Latifah finally ready to come out of the closet? The acting and singing superstar's closet door has long had a huge keyhole that many LGBT people have peeped through. After photos of her and her longtime companion, Jeanette Jenkins, embracing on a yacht were published in 2010, the Queen doubled down on her non-answers to her sexual orientation.

While Sandra Rose seems a bit breathless with the title "Queen Latifah Comes Out of the Closet (Finally)," I'm not so sure that it's entirely accurate.

Gheys and lesbians are celebrating the biggest news since the passage of the gay marriage law in New York in 2011.

Hollywood's most well-known lesbian, Queen Latifah, has finally come out of the closet. The rapper-turned-actress made the transition quietly, in a press release announcing her commitment to headline this year's annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival.

The biggest news since New York's marriage equality law passed? Perhaps Sandra missed the other states that have passed similar legislation since then, but still is headlining a gay pride officially coming out? If so, Kathy Griffin must be a lesbian twelve times over by now.

So what do you think? Will Latifah pull a Wanda Sykes and come out on stage during the festival?


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