Queen Latifah Did Not Come Out

LatifahlongbeachQueen Latifah wants it known: Despite rumors to the contrary, Queen Latifah's performance at Lesbian & Gay Pride in Long Beach was not a coming out party.

From Entertainment Weekly:

“That definitely wasn’t the case,” she tells EW. “I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public. It’s just not gonna happen.”

Although she insists she hasn't and won't come out, Latifah did refer to the assembled LGBTfolk in Long Beach as "her people." She also said, presumably of performing at a pride celebration, "I've been waiting to do this a long time."

Though Long Beach was Queen Latifah's first pride event, she's performed for all-gay audiences before. In EW, she shares this anecdote

“My first show that paid more than $10,000 was in a gay club on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Tupac happened to be in town, so he came to kick it with me. This was the early ’90s. And the boys were like, ‘Take your shirt off, Tupac!’  He wasn’t doing that. But we had a blast in there.”

Comments

  1. Jason says

    She should have just kept her mouth shut. I think releasing this statement did more damage than anything.

    AND I dont get why she thinks we care.

  2. KP says

    “I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public.”

    AKA, I am a lesbian but don’t want to talk about it to keep fooling the 3 people who aren’t savvy enough to read between the lines. Seriously, if she was straight she would have laughed it off and said “I’m actually straight” or “Sorry to disappoint but I am straight”. Only closested people play the whole coy “I’m not going to talk about it routine”.

  3. Michael says

    @DRWJL…LOL

    She has no responsibility to come out. I would much rather deal with a celebrity who merely denies access to her private life and who does offer vocal support for the gay community than those closeted, self-loathing, Scientologists who practice a “faith” anathema to supporting gay individuals, who sue tabloids any time a gay rumor is attached to their names(which is usually more than a rumor). Bitter faggotry aside, I don’t know who some of you douchebags think you are. You are as bad as the schmucks on the other extreme.

  4. Scar2 says

    As much as I would like her to come out publicly, she is just not ready & I respect that. Maybe she’s waiting until her upcoming talk-show comes on. However, I thought that about Anderson Cooper as well. It would be nice for a high-profile black woman to come out. I was hoping Robin Roberts would after that interview with Obama. There should be a wager who would come out first: Latifah or Roberts :)

  5. Rick says

    “AKA, I am a lesbian but don’t want to talk about it to keep fooling the 3 people who aren’t savvy enough to read between the lines”

    You know, some of you underestimate the naivete of straight people. Most of them honestly did not realize that the Village People were gay…..and most women I have told Barry Manilow is gay dispute it vociferously.

    What is obvious to us as gay people is not always obvious to most straight people, particularly when they do not WANT to believe that someone is gay.

    Would Queen Latifah lose a lot of her fanbase and be denied some movie roles if she came out? Probably. Just like any Hollywood actor, which is why virtually none of them are out and the few who are regret having come out.

    That being the case, it should be enough for any of you that she is doing her part for the community and embracing it, without actually screaming to the world that she is a lesbian, but obviously it isn’t–probably because most of you doing the criticizing have no interest in being fair to people like her and trying to understand her perspective….but care only about such individuals insofar as they can help you advance your political goals.

    Typical.

  6. Alex says

    Why is this such a big deal? It is nobody’s business who she chooses to sleep with! The only people who should be concerned are her and her partner(s). She has already said her private life is exactly that and she won’t discuss it in public. Leave the lady alone already and let her get back to being the entertainer that she is! Love ya Queen Latifah, no matter who you choose to sleep with or tell about it!

  7. Graphicjack says

    It’s no one’s business… Well… Sure. And yet all of our civil rights advances have come because of people who were willing to live honest lives despite risking loss of jobs, family, housing, etc. pride parades are symbols of being out and proud, even defiantly against straight society. By backtracking her statement at a Pride event, she come across as cowardly, hypocritical, and slaps everyone in the face who has gone to a Pride parade fully out and proud. This is the opposite sentiment to what a pride parade is all about. To stay closeted in the public realm to keep her fame and money untouched while saying “she’s with her people” at a Pride parade is disgusting. I’ve always admired and liked her, but this makes me really lose a lot of respect for her. BOO!

  8. says

    until one is ready to publicly Come Out, they do have a responsibility to do the work “as a straight person” – that is, to at least have the integrity to be pro-Equality in a visible and public way.

    better than the legions of closeted people who do nothing but complain and slander gays both in real life and through anonymous internet handles.

  9. Rae says

    Exactly GraphicJack. She shouldn’t have attended the Pride event, and she shouldn’t have said what she did. And then to follow it up withe this statement is just disgusting. Stay in the closet if you want, but don’t play gays with the gay community like this.

    I’m also really tired of celebrities who say they don’t talk about their private life, but meanwhile talk about their parents and siblings, the way Queen Latifah has done.

  10. Rick says

    “And yet all of our civil rights advances have come because of people who were willing to live honest lives despite risking loss of jobs, family, housing, etc. pride parades are symbols of being out and proud, even defiantly against straight society.”

    What a joke. The freak shows that most Pride parades consist of do nothing but damage our cause. And most of our civil rights advances, paltry as they have been, have come about because of the efforts of people who are part of the mainstream and who do not go around pushing their sexuality in everbody’s face, but who make rational arguments that are respected in part because they ARE a part of the social mainstream…..and therefore carry clout with powerful straight people, clout that the clowns parading around in pink hot pants and high heels don’t have and never will have.

  11. Rick says

    “She should marry Anderson Cooper”

    You mean a guy who has done 100 times more to influence public opinion in favor of gay rights and to eradicate homophobia–by making a place for himself in the mainstream, becoming respected, and thereby advancing to a position of importance that allows him to effect real change(without “announcing” his sexual preference to the world)–than all the “out and proud” nobodies who criticize him, combined (while alienating the public by parading around in their leather jockstraps at San Francisco Pride)?

  12. says

    there’s a world of insecure self-hating closeted cowards whose only “work” for LGBT EQuality is……to come onto a gay site to anonymously complain about what every Out LGBT person is doing.

    you know, the guys who complain about pride parades and the colour pink because they’re not man enough to show themselves and the Gay Example they pretend to be living.

    just once, just ONCE, it’d be wonderful if any of those cowards could put a face to their comments. alas, they never will. closet cases til they day. not that they’re missed, or anything. 😀

  13. says

    and what, pray tell, is “pushing sexuality into people’s faces”?

    that sounds like something some closeted wimp says when his dad won’t let him hold his boyfriend’s hand in public.

    don’t be mad that other people aren’t scared of being Visible just because you’re too cowardly to do the same.

    http://littlekiwilovesbauhaus.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-i-do-what-i-do.html

    one example, of many, of not only how Pride Parades are beneficial, but how you can represent what you want people to see and think when they think about “gay”

    😀

    i can do it. my parents can do it. why can’t others? take part, join in, represent yourself, or shut up

    http://littlekiwilovesbauhaus.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-i-do-what-i-do.html

  14. says

    “You mean a guy who has done 100 times more to influence public opinion in favor of gay rights and to eradicate homophobia–by making a place for himself in the mainstream, becoming respected, and thereby advancing to a position of importance that allows him to effect real change(without “announcing” his sexual preference to the world)–than all the “out and proud” nobodies who criticize him, combined (while alienating the public by parading around in their leather jockstraps at San Francisco Pride)?”

    Yes, her.

  15. says

    if anyone actually believes that Pride Parades are “the reason” for anti-gay bigotry then there really only is one solution: that person needs to join the parade.

    and represent what they feel needs to be represented.

    anything less makes a person about as useful as that girl in highschool who always complained about the school dances yet never got off her butt to join the organizing committee.

    i have two sixty-something heterosexual parents who march in the pride parades every year. if they’re not offended by the occasional buttock, why are any of you?

    Congrats. you’re less hip and liberated than my white-haired parents.

  16. Hank says

    I don’t get the coming-out-without-coming-out strategy – it seems like the worst of both worlds.

    How many straight women, when asked if they are gay, announce that they will never deal with the ‘question’ of their personal life publicly? If anybody didn’t know she was gay before , they do now.

    But to suggest at the same time that she effectively comes out, that, for some reason, such a thing should never be stated openly , seems so plain stupid, and such a slap in the face to every out gay person past and present who has built the world she lives in.

  17. Anthony says

    I think given who she is and the point at her career, if I were her I’d come out. BUT of course that’s her decision and her business . Just lile its my decision and my business to think she’s cowardly and never support her in another project. I’ll buy anothee copy of Adam Lamberts CD instead. And FYI: she eas my husbands neighbor back when they were kids in Queens, so we as the whole neighborhood does, *know* the real deal…

  18. Marky says

    LMAO @ Anthony boycotting because she won’t come
    Out! We aren’t sure she is gay first of all, well I believe she is I would bet money but we don’t know for sure. She clearly is gay friendly I think boycotting her is The dumbest thing I have heard, that is like bullying someone to come out. In other news Adam is saying he is not a ” gay artist” so good luck with that one

  19. curt says

    AC was asked if he was gay at doing a q and a at Ohio state this week. Instead of a direct yes or no he went to his usual, ‘it has nothing to do with my job, and I dont talk about my private life’ spiel. I think AC and Queen Latifah will probably die in the closet. Much like Merv Griffin and Liberace. Anderson Cooper and Dana took a step backwards. Instead of embracing the fact they are gay they made it seem its something of slander and dont want to be known as such.

  20. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “CURT” (2 JUNE 7:29:38 PM),
    Queen Latifah DID NOT “COME OUT” BECAUSE SHE IS NOT HOMOSEXUAL. Queen Latifah IS A REAL LADY. NICE TRY, “gay-rights” FANATICS.
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  21. Pathetic says

    If she’s not going to bother coming out and says “It’s never gonna happen”, why do the people who organize these pride events bother hiring her to perform then? What “pride” is there in someone who’s performing at gay pride parades yet remains in the closet? It’s a joke. They may as well just stick to hiring has-been straight singers to perform a la Taylor Dayne and Jody Watley.

  22. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “PATHETIC,”
    CAUCASIAN HOMOSEXUALS HAVE A-L-W-A-Y-S LOVED NEGRO MUSIC. IF YOU WANT PROOF, LISTEN TO THE SOUND-SYSTEMS OF ANY HOMOSEXUAL-NIGHTCLUB, USA.
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  23. Virgin Mary says

    I can’t help but point out the irony of gay people trying to FORCE someone out of the closet for their own benefit. Isn’t that what pushed that Tyler Clementi kid to suicide? Having his personal business put out for the world to know without his consent when he wasn’t ready to go public with his sexuality? Hell, don’t most gay people lash out at anyone trying to out them against their will? But you guys engage in a Perez Hilton-level of witch hunting that tends to come off as extremely self-serving rather than just merely being paternalistic. Equally, if not more harmful than gay kids having a lack of openly gay role models is being taught that they have some sort of moral obligation to the LGBTQ community to come out even when they’re not emotionally prepared for it. There are already quite a few gay celebrities who are out and proud, so I really don’t see the need to forcibly out someone. And ironically, that type of behavior helps foster the idea that being gay is something shameful. You guys treat it like it’s some horrible crime that they have to confess and atone for. You know what would really advance gay acceptance? Not making a big deal about a person’s sexuality. If they choose to announce it, it should be met with a collective shrug. If they choose to keep mum about it, it should also be met with a collective shrug. Not with shock, not with “I-told-you-so”s, not with “AHA”s, not with any reaction that you would not greet a heterosexual person with upon finding out their sexual preference. People should just mind their business and not give a damn about the private lives of others. Try not to be as unwelcoming as the intolerant idiots you usually spar with, guys. You’re fostering the same environment of shame as those who demand utmost silence from your very community. Live and let live.

    Peace, y’all.

  24. Whatever says

    “Virgin Mary”, you obviously missed the point here. If King Latifah doesn’t want to come out of the closet (even though she isn’t fooling anyone), then that’s her choice. But if that’s the case, then she shouldn’t bother performing or showing up at gay-related events if she’s so ashamed of being gay. She attends these things, and then she gets huffy when someone asks her if she’s gay. It’s ridiculous. She should just stay and hide in her closet.

  25. UFFDA says

    What RICK said…Gay Pride Parades are in far too large part a repulsive and indecent demonstration of bad manners, bad policy and bad form. Those family groups and supportive social organizations such as the police, firemen, military people and others do, of course, serve a larger positive awareness of gay people, but the aforementioned underbelly is too distasteful to abide.

    Imagine a parade for Black Pride in 1960 featuring a float shaped like a watermelon with a fringe of dangling chicken drumsticks around the edge, the whole thing filled with screaming black children in pigtails, and called Pickininnies on Parade (actually that has me laughing, ruefully). But you take my point.

    Or how about an intended anti-semitic float for Jews in the rectangular shape of a million $ bill, filled with movie stars and film producers dressed in glue-on dimes and quarters.

    How impressed would you be? How happy and proud for them? Just keep the guys up there with their stilletto heels and leather jockstraps and see what you keep getting, not just more homophobia but active homo-revulsion.

    Why on earth does it have to be spelled out?

  26. Gregv says

    “Isn’t that what pushed that Tyler Clementi kid to suicide? Having his personal business put out for the world to know without his consent when he wasn’t ready to go public with his sexuality?”

    No, Virgin Mary, there is no indication of any of that. Clementi was OUT of the closet. He had a lot of pressures bearing down on him, including recentlyfeeling like his mother rejected him, being socially awkward in a new life situation, and a big one was the fact his roommate was spying on him and that his roomates’s friends’ reaction was to blame Tyler. (Molly Wei and her “EWWW,” for example, and that other boy who asked Ravi how he can stand to live with Tyler (which Tyler read and reacted to online wondering why the spy-and-gossip thing was not what these people were appalled by.)
    Tyler wasn’t hiding or denying being gay.

    As for Latifah, I have no idea if she is gay, straight or bi. If she is straight, I can understand how the supportive stance toward gay and bi people could be to refuse to assert her heterosexual privilege.
    If she is gay or bi, then I wish she would step up and act as a role model instead of hiding.
    In any case, the idea that she never answers anything about her personal life is bogus. All the reviews on line about her autobiography talk about the details she gives about terrible mistakes she made with sex and drugs, for example. That’s pretty personal.

  27. says

    There is no such thing as “forcing someone to Come Out” as the reality is that those people are already allowing others to “force them to Stay In”

    And the gay men who come on here to complain about “pride parades” can do us all a big favor and chug a bottle of dran-o.

    i’m not kidding.

    my family and i march in the pride parade every year, and have done so for more than a decade, and see firsthand the power of representation and visibility.

    you always get the insecure closeted losers who’ve never actually attended pride who seem to have a litany of excuses for “why parades are bad”, and they’re all pathetically stupid.

    by all means, stay home and don’t attend. and feel free to o.d. on your medication while you’re at it. you won’t be missed.

    to everyone who cares more about equality than their own ego, take part – join in, represent yourself and your community, and get your friends and allies to join in.

    http://littlekiwilovesbauhaus.blogspot.ca/2010/07/pride-2010-nyc-and-toronto.html

    check it out. what’s not to like, again?

  28. GraphicJack says

    Oh, Ricki-poo… so much internalized homophobia, sissyphobia and out and out untruths.

    You claim that the “normal” everyday “passing” gays have made the difference in GLBT civil rights movements.

    False. The Mattichine Society was a group of gay men who made lovely, peaceful protests in clean-cut haircuts and snappy suits… and they got IGNORED for the most part. The Stonewall Riots, started by a bunch of clubbers and drag queens, kick-started the gay lib movement. Those queens fought with riot police… threw rocks, threw punches… in 1969! I bet most of those nice, clean-cut boys stayed at home clutching their pearls while the radical “freaks” kicked ass. You owe them mad props for all the rights and privileges we have today.

    Oh, and our patron saint, Harvey Milk? He was a hippie and loved younger guys. He had long hair, Daisy Duke shorts and made out with cute boys on street corners to shock the straights. Yup, he got a haircut and wore a suit when he got into politics, but he also help organize the first… yup… Pride Parade. And his two mantras to the gay community? You gotta have hope… and you gotta come out.

    It’s the radicals who got sh!t done for our community, like Larry Kramer, Clive Jones, Rita Mae Brown, Audre Lourde, etc., and not the “nice”, “normal” people who didn’t confront people, who don’t “flaunt their sexuality”, who, at the time, were closeted and didn’t do anything for our community. That’s a fact.

    I don’t begrudge them that… it must have been terrifying to come out back then, but don’t give them more credit than they deserve and throw the drag queens, radicals and hippies under the bus because “they don’t go down well with white folks in the Mid-west” or don’t conform to your limited view of what our community should look and act like.

    Getting back to Queen Latifah for a moment, let’s examine the purpose of a Pride Parade. When Harvey Milk, Gilbert Baker (who designed the Pride Flag) and Clive Jones, among others, came up with a parade, their idea was 1. to show others that you can find community after you come out and that “It Get’s Better”; 2. show straights and closeted gays that instead of living in shame, you can be out, proud and happy; 3. to make political statements about the injustice of gay discrimination; 4. to teach both stragihts and our own commjunity about acceptance, diversity and mutal respect; and 5. to have a hella fun party.

    That Queen Latifah chose to attend and perform at a Pride Parade, say she glad she’s finally “with her people”, and then backtrack her statement and say she’ll never reveal her sexual orientation publically, if deeply, deeply offensive to the spirit and history of a Pride Parade. What a shame that she attended a parade and yet still learned nothing from the experience.

    Rick, I invite you to attend the next Pride Parade in your closest city. Yup, you’ll see some *gasp* leather guys in chaps, and some *yikes* dykes on bikes, and *horrors* some drag queens and transgender folks, and some *eek* muscle boys in pink speedos, but you’ll also see young kids in strollers with their two daddies, doctors and lawyers, and maybe even someone just like you. The whole point of a parade is to celebrate diversity… we are all valid, we are all equal. If you want acceptance from straight family and friends, shouldn’t you also learn to accept people different from you? You call people freaks for they way they act and dress, and yet I bet you hate it when straight people think you’re a freak because you like to suck cock. Get over yourself and learn to accept that you or no one else is better or worse than the other. Maybe you’ll even make a friend.

  29. says

    if the “nice normal gays” had the balls to stand up to be counted then perhaps, PERHAPS, they’d have a fair argument.

    as is, we have insecure “so-called normal gays” who only come on to gay sites to anonymously complain about everyone else doing it “wrong” yet never at any point showing who they are, and what SPECIFIC work they’re doing.

    i have two sixty-something white haired parents who march in the parade every year. if they’re not offended by a bare buttock, why the heck are gay men on here complaining?

    march in the parade and represent what you feel should be represented. to sit back and criticize those who march, while you yourself do nothing, means you’re a waste and a coward.

    graphicjack, AMEN TO YOUR POST.

    the pathetic gays that think equality will come by cowering before straight bigots are just trying to justify their own cowardly lives. they’re angry that other gay people aren’t as afraid of straight people as they are. and they’ll waste their entire lives living in fear, looking over their shoulder worrying about what The Straights are thinking.

    learn something from those who march – stop being afraid of what others think.

  30. Kimono says

    There are hundreds of pics of Latifah with various girlfrie nds onli ne so she is nt hiding Btw she broke up Jeannete over a year ago.She chooses not to
    Discuss her lovelife

  31. says

    When you choose to live your life not honestly, not wholly, then is it truly a life worth living? If Latifah could hide her blackness, would she? If Latifah could hide her womaness, would she? The answer is no. Why? Because she is proud of those two characteristics that make up an important part of who she is. How should the world interpret her hiding her lesbianess? Shame? Embarrassment? Fear? Cowardice? There are simply no good adjectives to describe the closet. There’s nothing good about the closet. Except maybe a fat paycheck and bank account. It’s obvious that money is more important to Latifah than integrity.

  32. John D says

    This just underscores my belief that Pride festivals should hire only out and proud performers. Yeah, there are plenty of supportive straight artists out there, but for the most part these are people whose careers have faded. They’ll do your bar mitzvah if you can cough up a few grand.

    A few years back, Long Beach Pride had a 90s rock band as their headliner. “Are any of them gay? Have they been particularly supportive of gay rights?” I said these things to a friend. He brushed aside my objections, excited that this once very popular group would be performing. Personally, I’d rather see a lesbian folksinger.

    Pride events should be celebrations of the gay community and a way to build that community. We do not build our community by lionizing those who treat being gay as shameful. We do not build our community by headlining those who have no excuse to be there other than a paycheck.

  33. Rick says

    @Virgin Mary Great, insightful post. What you have to understand about many of these people is that they are driven by jealousy and hatred of gay people who have succeeded in the mainstream, which they themselves cannot do. Their desire to “out” those successful people has nothing to do with a desire to make society more accepting of gay people–if that was their real goal, then they themselves would stop behaving in ways that embarrass all of us and alienate the public. No, they are like little children who figure out that they can get attention by behaving badly…..but attention is all they get…..while those who focus on building bridges to other people and making friends with them and succeeding because of that pass them by and greatly out-achieve them.

    The only other explanation for their attitudes is that they are simply so unintelligent and so far removed from the social mainstream that they really and truly do not understand that their behavior alienates people and defeats the very purpose they claim to have.

    I have no doubt that Queen Latifah, like virtually all gay people, would love to be totally out……but if it comes to a choice between stating publicly that she is a lesbian OR continuing to have a successful career……one cannot blame her for choosing the latter (the same choice that virtually all Hollywood actors have made).

    Hopefully, the day will come when that is not the choice they have to make, but for now, most have calculated that it is.

    And there is another risk of coming out for people like Anderson Cooper. If he did, he would run the risk of being pigeon-holed as the “gay news guy” and a) lose a lot of credibility on gay issues, and b) lose credibility on other issues as people sought to attribute his positions to his sexual orientation rather than to other factors.

    This is precisely what has happened to Andrew Sullivan and Tom Roberts, for example. They don’t have the general influence they might have had if people did not know they were gay.

    There is no easy answer to all this….which is why it is irresponsible of anyone to judge others when they do not face the same circumstances they do….

  34. says

    “Hopefully, the day will come when that is not the choice they have to make,”

    That’s a day you fear.

    Thereis othing “intelligent” abouty being in the clsoet. And the notion that gay people can onlysucceed if they stay in the closet is dead — though you would rather die than admit it.

    The most insidious ting about the internet is the way anonymous posting gives self-loathing closet queens like you a sense of entitlement.

    AS IF!!!!

  35. Chad says

    Some people need to get over themselves. Celebrity or not, she does not owe it to anyone to have to discuss her personal life in public. She should not be judged for that. Your judgement of her being a “coward” and whatever else just makes you look horribly catty.

    For all you now she is out to those close to her…to her family and friends. She has no obligation whatsoever to come out to the public, i.e. people she doesn’t know in any way. Spare me the “she’s a role model and owes it to young gays” BS, because it’s her life and she alone can choose how she wants to live it.

  36. says

    Yes she does.

    Her “personal life” will be discussed regardless. Every “celebrity’s” has been.
    What matters is whether you have an ounce of self-respect and backbone to face the world.

    I “look horribly catty” Chad? Fine. I have a last name as well as a first and have been out and proud since 1961.

    Dana Owens doesn’t have to be a “role model.” Just an honest and forthright individual. She isn’t and therefore isn’t worthy of the slightest amoutn of respect.

    And neither is a sel-loathing closet case like you, taking advantage internet anonymity to strike poses that give the impression you have the right to lord it over the Out and Proud.

  37. says

    I wish these closet-defenders had some sense of perspective.

    newsflash, folks, people have been coming out for decades. in times far more unforgiving, dangerous and intolerant than today.

    heck, people are still coming out and giving Visibility to our communities in places overseas where they are indeed being rounded up, arrested, and KILLED because of it.

    and yet, they still Come Out. because it’s important. The Closet helps nobody.

    it makes me sick to hear cowardly excuses from grown-adults here in North America in 2012 – the same excuses I gave as a teen.

    i’m so over the adult cowards who are shirking responsibility and passing off the hard work onto the shoulders of the young.

    i tip my hat to the brave men and women who came out in the decades before i was born. you were the people who took the risks, who thought of OTHERS and not YOURSELVES, and because of your visibility, and your adamance that people see you and know you to be gay, i was born into a family of people who already knew gay men and women, and thus had no qualms with having a gay son.

  38. Rick says

    “I have a last name as well as a first and have been out and proud since 1961.”

    And a big wheel in society, too. Don’t you know, the world turns according to what David Ehrenstein thinks and does? Great, influential man, that. LOL.

    I have to admit–being a nobody has its advantages…..it means you can behave any way you want and lose nothing by it because nobody knows who you are or cares what you do…..which makes it easy to be out.

    I am sure there are days when celebrities like Queen Latifah and Anderson Cooper envy that carefreeness.

  39. Rick says

    You effeminate extremist-liberals and diva-worshipping feminists who hate being men are the reason my father only let me perform fellatio on him if I wore a pink dress and a wig, because you gender-bending clowns made him think that my desire to perform oral sex on him meant I wanted to be a girl. It’s all your fault!

  40. Rick says

    I’m the best because I’m a Nobody AND a Closet-case.

    I’m a nobody with nothing to lose and yet I still don’t have the balls to come out.

    My dad was right, he should have paid for my mom’s abortion. I mean, he tried. Kicked her in the gut while she was pregnant with me, but I managed to survive. And look how well-adjusted I am now! You queens are just jealous.

    p.s. does anyone else have fond memories of having sex with their geriatric family members? They’re my favorite.

  41. says

    “I have to admit–being a nobody has its advantages…..it means you can behave any way you want and lose nothing by it because nobody knows who you are or cares what you do…..which makes it easy to be out.”

    And yet you’re NOT out — and hate everyone who is out like poison.

    “I’m the best because I’m a Nobody AND a Closet-case.

    I’m a nobody with nothing to lose and yet I still don’t have the balls to come out.”

    You’re the worst. The Absolute Worst.

    And that gives you stiffy — right “Rick”?

  42. Tony M. says

    While I respect the fact that Queen Latifah would prefer not to talk about her personal life, and agree that only she can make the choice about when/if to disclose her orientation…the mixed signals are getting ridiculous.

    By trying to support her gay fan base while maintaining a facade for the benefit of her straight fans (as she seems to be doing) she’s going to wind up alienating everyone.

  43. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “TONY M.,”
    SO, YOU ARE SAYING IF A HETEROSEXUAL MUSICIAN IS WILLING TO PERFORM A CONCERT FOR A HOMOSEXUAL AUDIENCE, THE HOMOSEXUALS WOULD DECLINE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW THE MUSICIAN’S ORIENTATION. THAT IS SILLY. I GUARANTEE, IF GEORGE STRAIT OR BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN WERE WILLING – [I am glad they are not] – TO PERFORM FOR “gays,” Y’ALL WOULD NOT BE COMPLAINING.
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  44. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “BOB” (5 JUNE; 1:17:18 AM),
    I AGREE. THAT IS WHY NEGROES DO NOT SUPPORT “gay-rights.” “BOB,” THE NEXT TIME YOU GO TO A PUBLIC MEN’S ROOM AND A NEGRO MALE WALKS IN, NOTICE HOW HE WILL GO TO THE TOILET STALL TO URINATE INSTEAD OF USING THE URINAL. [That is because he does not want a “gay” to “sneak-a-peek.” SIR, THAT IS, “the deal with [A]frican-[A]mericans and sexuality.”
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  45. says

    I don’t know what the deal is Bob> I’m gay and I’m black and have had no problem in being both.

    It IS possible to tapdance and chew gum at the same time.

    Christopher Allen Horton has obviously never heard of Bayard Rustin — or the “Harlem Rennaissance” (a black gay and lesbian movement) either.

  46. Derrick from Philly says

    “THE NEXT TIME YOU GO TO A PUBLIC MEN’S ROOM AND A NEGRO MALE WALKS IN, NOTICE HOW HE WILL GO TO THE TOILET STALL TO URINATE INSTEAD OF USING THE URINAL. [That is because he does not want a “gay” to “sneak-a-peek”

    Maybe when they come in to pee they see some demented queen named Miss Horton trying to look at their black ding dongs.

    For shame, Miss Horton. Try looking up Pitt Bull Productions for Blatino DVDs. It’s a lot easier than hanging out in public men’s rooms.

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