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Queen Latifah Comes OUT of the Closet?

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After years of keeping her sexual identity behind closed doors, Queen Latifah admitted the LGBT people are her 'peeps' during a show at the 2012 Long Beach Pride. Queen Latifah's latest show must have been quite liberating for her. At the 2012 Long Beach Pride event in California last weekend, the 42-year-old award-winning singer, rapper and actress officially came out as gay. "Y'all my peeps (people)," she said, referring to the LGBT community. "I love you!" The Queen performed to a crowd of about 1,000 people for more than an hour, telling them to "keep your support system tight" and also warning about keeping safe from STDs. "Thank you to all my favorite peep guests who came out to support me. I appreciate it. I love you so much. Hope you had a beautiful time," she said. "Y'all be safe whatever y'all get into tonight. Boys -- strap it up. Ladies -- strap it up." (Hollywood Life)

As the 4th largest gay pride celebration in the country, the Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride event takes place every year and draws tens of thousands of folks from all over. When Latifah took the stage, she sang memorable hits, such as U.N.I.T.Y. and "Ladies First." She reportedly was full of energy, vibrancy, and echoed positive verses as "conquer hate with love." The oft-gossiped-about performer, who has been haunted by years of whispers about her cloaked sexuality, said, "I've been waiting to do this for a long time," and then added that she was proud to be among "her people." (News One)

She told the audience "I've been waiting to do this for a long time" and "Y'all my peeps. I love you!" Of course, those comments could be taken as simply being friendly as any performer, straight or gay, might in establishing rapport with the audience. But she also was reported to have said that she was proud to be among "my people" that evening. She also made several inspirational comments between songs, such as "Let your inner light shine in the world" and "Conquer hate with love". Was it her coming out? Perhaps. It could be her first tentative steps towards edging out of the closet. But we'll have to wait for much more definitive announcement to know for certain. (Straight)

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Re: Queen Latifah Comes OUT of the Closet!

Why did she wait so long?
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Re: Queen Latifah Comes OUT of the Closet!

Oh, I thought this was well, well known.

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Re: Queen Latifah Comes OUT of the Closet!

I didn't know.
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Oh, I thought this was well, well known.
I too thought so.
Apparently, only Queen Latifah did not know we knew.

I guess we have now to apologize for jumping the gun in our head
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I too thought so.
Apparently, only Queen Latifah did not know know.

I guess we have now to apologize for jumping the gun in our head
It's one thing for us to think (and know) and for her to never deny, but it's a whole new ball game for her to publicly admit it.

Everyone is on their own journey and apparently she's reached a place in her life where she wants to be open with the world.

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People began to speculate after this coverage several years ago.



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It's one thing for us to think (and know) and for her to never deny, but it's a whole new ball game for her to publicly admit it.

Everyone is on their own journey and apparently she's reached a place in her life where she wants to be open with the world.
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Re: Queen Latifah Comes OUT of the Closet!

I think those of us who have followed her career from the early days knew but I don't think her new fans from the 'Chicago'/singing standards era may know. So this may be a shock to them?

However, good for her... seems like she maybe tired of just appearing to be asexual in public.
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At last, I'm proud of her.

Now waiting for Missy Elliott

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Queen Latifah Good for her!

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Re: Queen Latifah Comes OUT of the Closet!

QL didn't actually come out. She just put her feet in the water. I don't know if her talk show pilot was sold but if it was, I think she'll officially come out when (or shortly after) it debuts. This was huge for her, I'm sure, but like many of you said, Queen Latifah being a lesbian is one of Hollywood's worst kept secrets.

P.S. I wonder who's next!

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P.S. I wonder who's next!
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QL didn't actually come out. She just put her feet in the water. I don't know if her talk show pilot was sold but if it was, I think she'll officially come out when (or shortly after) it debuts. This was huge for her, I'm sure, but like many of you said, Queen Latifah being a lesbian is one of Hollywood's worst kept secrets.

P.S. I wonder who's next!
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