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Queen Latifah Comes Out of The Closet

Posted by on May. 8, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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Queen Latifah Comes Out of The Closet

Queen Latifah Comes Out of The Closet

Throughout the years there has been hushed whispers about actress and rapper Queen Latifah’s sexuality. First when she played a lesbian in the 1996 film Set it Off. However, Latifah, real name Dana Owens, has never commented about her sexuality publicly, even though it’s rumored that she had a long lasting relationship with president of Hollywood Trainer fitness, Jeanette Jenkins. The two split ways in 2011.

Now it’s rumored that Queen Latifah is in a new relationship with a choreographer. Perhaps she’s giving Latifah the push she needs to come out to the gay community. Never speaking up on behalf of the LGBT community, Latifah transitioned to coming out in a quiet press release that announced her commitment to headlining this year’s annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival, which she has never participated in before.

In a press release, the Co-President Pat Crosby expressed excitement over Queen Latifah’s participation in the festival:

From hip to R&B, pop to standards, Queen Latifah is the voice of our generation, and her concert here will be phenomenal, for her to make her worldwide Pride debut here in Long Beach is a tremendous testament to the popularity of our celebration and to the strength of our community.

This has been a quiet transition, that might have to do with the ups and downs of her love life, with her split from her ex, and her new supposed love. In May of 2011 the actress dabbled with gay perception, while acting on VH1’s Single Ladies, which she also produces. The character talks about an accidental coming out, having a revelation that “gay is the new black.” Her character goes on to say, “Being gay is fabulous…I have six new Facebook fan pages. And for every sponsor that falls out, I’ve gotten two more.”

The festival takes place Saturday, May, 19, and only time will tell before we know if Queen Latifah is ready to open up more publicly at the festival.



by on May. 8, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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sexychica25
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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Queen Latifah ain't hide it from nobody. It was obvious, but too she's always been a private person and ain't owe us as the public any explanation on who she is or ain't hunching on. I knew since Set it Off she was gay. She played that role a little too well and gripped the mute girl just a little too tight. Idc either way, I'm still a big fan of her work and that's what should define her, not because she rather love on girls than love on boys. Cuz you know what's next, she's damned to hell and a bad role model yada yada.
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iluvdwc
by on May. 8, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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I thought she's been "out" but she's still a good actress to me. My opinion won't change...straight or gay.
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JakesMom712
by Mel on May. 8, 2012 at 5:48 PM
I think its obvious, even way before sio.
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GoddessNDaRuff
by on May. 8, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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I thought we all knew this already and just didn't care.

0Kit0
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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Her sexual preference is her business. I absolutely love and adore the entertainer, the business woman and role model she is. If she comes out, I think it makes her even more of a stand out person because she crosses me as a private person.

inmybizz
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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I thought she was out of the closet long time ago but just didn't publicize her personal business..

Ronique1989
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2012 at 7:12 PM
This

Quoting GoddessNDaRuff:

I thought we all knew this already and just didn't care.

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mamadee1971
by Dionne on May. 8, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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She's a talented, humble and pretty entertainer no matter who she's chooses to love.  I'm not God, so who am I to judge...I dare not cast the first stone.

ticklesurpickle
by My on May. 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

I love her but, after Set Off, there was no denying it to me! I think she is truely underrated.

Sharon911
by on May. 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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I hate when people say that gay is the new black. *EDIT:Or even compare being gay to being black.

 

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