Is Queen Latifah Inching Out Of The Closet?

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I'm tired of being the only queen who's out.

So come on, Queen Latifah, why don't you join me out here in the grassy expanse, where it's fun and freeing and we can throw LGBT frisbees at each other?

True, for a while, Latifah has done some mildly semi-out-ish things like playing lesbian roles and...and...well, that's about it.

But now she's...

...going to headline Long Beach, the LGBT festival in California.

Amazing!

This could be the middle of the beginning of her slow, gradual, eventual crawl out of the celebrity closet.

Which would be absolutely terrific.

Or it could just be another gig.


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20 comments
buffalo9
buffalo9

This debate will go on til the end of times. There is a reason beyond the obvious why people stay in the closet. I for one find the closet comfortable. It's not a simple as putting on a rainbow wristband and "pow", I have a community and I love the lifestyle.

The security of the closet is NEVER discussed accurately. There is a reason so many people still choose to chill there, beyond the embarrassment factor, regardless of what some people know or think they know.

Stop being so one sided "out proud gay people!" AND that's not to knock the brave achievements you have achieved, especially you take no prisoners drag queens.

I've always thought white gays were more interesting when they hadn't forgotten they are ni...ers too! chill, I'm black.

Paging Dr. Paglia to enlighten and spike the koolaid.

VonD
VonD

Thing is soooooo tired! Every one and their grandmama knows she's been dagging for years. Who she think she fooling?

Scoop
Scoop

I saw Queen Latifah at the Milennium March over a decade ago, I thought she came out back then. 

Barbara Primous Jackson
Barbara Primous Jackson

She has been out for the last couple of years. There were the pics of her and the physical trainer she was dating on a boat embracing. She has just said that she prefers not to talk about her sex life because she would like to keep some part of her life private.

anonTWO
anonTWO

dont think coming out would harm Miss Latifah's career.

Nonplussed
Nonplussed

She's had an interesting and very varied career and has always struck me as a nice woman, I could only wish her well whatever her choices.

latenitebump
latenitebump

when did white queens buy or even listen to her music? did they even see set it off or bringing down the house? watch living single?ladies first with monie love? her first video?you better work latifah!

since she's crossover (and older) now and it's a lbgt event she, probably, won't be doing any of her hits that made her famous in the black community (gay or straight) first.

Prvibe
Prvibe

To make amends for being PAID  and closeted for decades, and once using the word "fruitcake" when she said she was NOT gay during an interview, Ms. Woman needs to come out and be a champion of the GLBTQ cause. 

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Maybe she's going for the "oh, I thought y'all knew already" non-event, event route?

Allen Firth
Allen Firth

And here I thought she came out years ago.  Like Jodie Foster, Kristy McNichol, et al....  Oh, wait, you mean they haven't either?  Oh, sorry about that.

Thombeau
Thombeau

At this point it could only help her career. 

Devore
Devore

Sounds promising but she's probably just cashing a paycheck.

Roi
Roi

God, I hope so! The women of hip hop need an out icon since Missy never came out.

Hy
Hy

Well, then that is not out. That is what Musto describes as "the glass closet"--living a gay life yet not saying so on the record. It's time she said so already.

VonD
VonD

I'm not a white queen, huntee, so please, check yourself and save the shade. 

King Latifah needs to bring her tired ass out of the closet right about now, but then Bossip, Mediatakeout and everybody has been posting pics of her and her "girlfriends" for years now, so she would be doing herself and her fans a favor. 

For real, though.

mookindahouse
mookindahouse

Kristy McNichol came out I think last year.

and methinks Jodie is slowly inching out of the closet too, having thanked her partner at an awards show and giving the thumbs up to Ricky Gervais's joke about "The Beaver" at the Golden Globes this year.

Wings
Wings

I don't think so. The remark about her partner was several years ago Since then, she went deeply back into the closet. And at the Globes, she was pushing her sons into the camera, but certainly not her current partner. 

latenitebump
latenitebump

 and plus, she's not a woman of hip hop!

VonD
VonD

No. Watch *The Braxtons* and you'll see, she's as straight as the Washington Monument.

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