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Queen Latifah Comes Out (I Think)

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Queen Latifah Comes Out (I Think)
Posted: 5/21/12 at 07:07pm
'There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently' -Robert Evans-
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Queen Latifah Comes Out (I Think)
Posted: 5/21/12 at 07:13pm
Ya think?

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Posted: 5/21/12 at 07:57pm
I'm a fan of her work and have always really liked her very positive energy and charm. If she does identify as lesbian, I welcome her to the Out, Loud and Proud universe. Happy to have her. We will send her coupon book and welcome basket over promptly...

You think, what do you want? You think, make a decision...
Updated On: 5/21/12 at 07:57 PM
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Posted: 5/21/12 at 08:14pm
Her lesbianism has been an open secret for years, so it's nice to see her (seemingly) acknowledge it in a major way now.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Posted: 5/21/12 at 08:46pm
Well, now that the NAACP is behind her...
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Posted: 5/21/12 at 11:49pm
In other news, Raven-Symone was outed last week. She's dodging the rumors though.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1685420/raven-symone-gay-rumors-sexual-orientation.jhtml
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Posted: 5/22/12 at 04:27am
Doesn't sound like she's trying to dodge anything -- she's telling people that it's simply none of our damn business whether she's gay or not.


Sounds like a pretty classy young lady. Good for her.

I don't care if she's gay, anymore than I care which celebritiess are Jewish, republicans, vegetarians, or foot fetishists.
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Posted: 5/22/12 at 08:03am
Isn't saying "my sexuality is my business" usually the equivalent of coming out?
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Posted: 5/22/12 at 08:10am
My cousin used to see her at bars in Brooklyn all the time with other women, so this is no surprise to me. I don't care if she's gay, straight or whatever - I just think she's awesome.
KFTC!!!!!
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Posted: 5/22/12 at 08:16am
Dramamama--Republicans? Really?

As far as 'celebreties' qua celebrity go--I could give a damn. But when confronted with an artist or performer whose work I like and respect who feels compelled to share publicly their support for the GOP, the NRA etc.? I lose that sense of connection that makes watching them perform thrilling.

I spend weekends in Litchfield County, surrounded by conservative voters, and I often think how grateful I am that I don't know how some of my neighbors--Sondheim, Streep, LuPone--vote. My fantasy that the intelligence of their work guarantees their intelligence remains intact.



You think, what do you want? You think, make a decision...
Updated On: 5/22/12 at 08:16 AM
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Posted: 5/22/12 at 10:40am
She's a class act.
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Posted: 5/23/12 at 12:14am
"My sexuality is my business" is the spoiled Hollywood brat equivalent to saying "I'm gay, but not allowed to admit it, but please still talk about it to keep me relevant."

It's your business, and the more you advertise, the more "business" you get.

I don't WANT to live in what they call "a certain way." In the first place I'd be no good at it and besides that I don't want to be identified with any one class of people. I want to live every whichway, among all kinds---and know them---and understand them---and love them---THAT's what I want! - Philip Barry (Holiday)
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Posted: 5/23/12 at 01:10am
My point is: their choices are their choices, and it's none of my business how they lead their lives. (Not trying to imply that sexuality is a choice - I'm lumping all my examples into one lump for now.) I'm not going to like a performer more OR less if he/she is or isn't gay (or Jewish or republican or anything else.)

If I do find out that someone I admire is repugnant in his her views/actions, that's a different story (Mel Gibson springs to mind).
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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Posted: 5/23/12 at 10:12pm
Latifah's been known for over 10 years now. She's just never made it "offical" by Hollywood standards.
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 09:31am
Entertainment Weekly: Queen Latifah says she wasn't coming out with her Long Beach Gay Pride performance

http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/06/01/queen-latifah-long-beach-gay-pride/


Really, Queen needs to take a page out of Diana Ross's songbook and perform I'm Coming Out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzpP0KbjHU8

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Updated On: 6/2/12 at 09:31 AM
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 10:15am
So, she essentially pulled a Raven in that article.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 10:44am
Somehow it's less classy now.
Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less than f**ckin' perfect!
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 10:57am
She can't seriously think it can hurt her career at this point.
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 11:24am
I don't think she thinks that it will affect her career at all.

I think she's saying "I don't care if you know or not, it's not your business and I won't let tongue wagging dictate which events I perform at".

....but the world goes 'round
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 11:33am
Well to "come out" and say "No, I didn't come out!" I'd kind of...weird.
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 11:46am
To be fair, this isn't really her fault. All these news outlets pounced on the story of her performing at Long Beach like she was making a big statement, but I figured they were getting ahead of themselves.
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 12:30pm
But to essentially go into the closet over this is what's strange to me.
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Queen Latifah Comes Out (I Think)
Posted: 6/2/12 at 01:07pm
I'm with Jordan on this one. How hard could it have been to say that she is in a relationship with another woman?

And the way the article comes across makes her sound like she thinks gays are just a good, fun pay check.
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 01:25pm
I'm shining my love on you.
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 01:58pm
It's in my eye!
And it BURNS!
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Posted: 6/2/12 at 03:13pm
Yeah, she said the "my private life is private" and should thereby get her free pass, but she didn't do it in response to what was considered someone else outing her. She was thought to have come out herself. Saying, 'No, I didn't come out, but I sure love the gays... especially when they pay me.' seems like shame. Eh. I don't know. It just doesn't sit well with me.
Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less than f**ckin' perfect!

 
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