Pretend to look surprised when Queen Latifah sits you down for some "Big News"

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A "Blind" item in the post yesterday and some talk on the gay sites indicates that a certain African-American rapper turned actress who appeared in a couple big-screen musicals plans on "coming out" after finishing promoting her Christmas release "The Perfect Holiday."

Who's next, Richard Simmons?
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If it's true, I say good for her. Yeah, her sexuality has always seemed to be something of an open secret anyway. I wish more celebrities would be open about their sexuality.
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She's always seemed to me to approach it like Lily Tomlin did for years - it just 'was'.
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Apparently she is "marrying" her partner and that's what's motivated this new honesty. I think we're naive to think that middle America "knows" these things. A family discussion at Thanksgiving revealed that everyone was "Shocked!" when Ellen and Rosie came out! (Not that there's anything wrong with that...but they had NO IDEA until the big announcement.)
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When Richard Chamberlain finally came out, even my 60-something former Southern Baptist mother said "I thought we all knew that YEARS ago."
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Do you mean...#5
Posted: 12/5/07 at 2:03pm
Do you mean that there is a closeted liberal?????

I'm so proud of you for starting a thread without referring to Larry Craig.
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HD, The Self Loathing Gay Hater Speaks!#6
Posted: 12/5/07 at 2:10pm
It didn't take long for HD's homophic hate to chime in!
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Apparently she is "marrying" her partner and that's what's motivated this new honesty.

Just out of curiosity, why put that word in quotation marks? Right-wing publications frequently do that to imply that it's not a real marriage when gays do it.
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fox news: al qaeda is setting the fires#8
Posted: 12/5/07 at 2:13pm
It would be """marrying""" her partner since it isn't the real thing.

sorry.
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"Sorry," but that's factually, objectively, and legally incorrect. I live in a state where gay people can legally be married under the state's civil law, so from an objective legal standpoint, it is a real thing. And there are multiple other countries in which the same is true. Much though right-wing bigots might want to deny it, same-sex marriage exists as a legal institution.
Updated On: 12/5/07 at 02:21 PM
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HD: THE SELF LOATHING GAY HATER!#10
Posted: 12/5/07 at 2:23pm
So, HD we know you hate all gay men but what about gay women? Does the Queen fall into your hate group or does it depend on who she votes for?
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HD: THE SELF LOATHING GAY HATER!#11
Posted: 12/5/07 at 2:32pm
Good for her. Yes, it's a little obvious, but it's still pretty admirable, in her position. In fact, my roommate (who isn't particularly sheltered on celebrity matters) had no idea Queen was a lesbian when I brought it up a few days ago.
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HD: THE SELF LOATHING GAY HATER!#12
Posted: 12/5/07 at 2:35pm
I didn't know she was a lesbian until now... It's never crossed my mind.
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HD: THE SELF LOATHING GAY HATER!#13
Posted: 12/5/07 at 2:42pm
Jilani, I put it in quotes because it's still not widely available or accepted. I could go to Massachusetts or Canada and "Marry" my partner, but the document would be worthless here in Illinois where I live. I don't mean to belittle the ceremony- but it's still not the equivalent of a heterosexual marriage.
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OK, fair enough - if the quotation marks were used to highlight the fact that there is still inequality, rather than to imply that it can't/shouldn't happen, which is the way opponents use them.

Oh, and sadly, you couldn't even come to Massachusetts to marry your partner, unless you were planning to stay. Mitt Romney made sure of that by dusting off a no-longer-enforced law that used to be used to prevent interracial marriages by non-Massachusetts residents from taking place here. Ugh.
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WorldNetDaily won't even use the word gay without putting it in quotation marks.
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I'm happy for her if this is true. I totally understand not wanting to divulge everything about herself but keeping it a secret makes it seem like she's ashamed...
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This is the first I'm hearing about it, but then again, most of my celebrity news comes from People Magazine.
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Maybe this'll be a wake up call to Jodie Foster? re: Pretend to look surprised when Queen Latifah sits you down for some 'Bi
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Did you know LC is gay?

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Queen has been with her partner for quite a while. In fact - her partner was with her in Toronto on the Hairspray shoot, and has a credit in the film as Queen's personal trainer.
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I heard she met her partner on HAIRSPRAY and one of them left their respective partner for the other.
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I don't think so Rath - I believe they own a home together in the LA Hills.
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Okay.
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Well, I have been wrong before...re: Pretend to look surprised when Queen Latifah sits you down for some 'Bi