Coming Out? Queen Latifah Headlining Gay Pride Festival

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May 1, 2012 ‐ By

Source: auibtimes.com

Queen Latifah has been notoriously private about her suspected lesbian lifestyle so the fact that she’s participating in the upcoming Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival appears to be a “coming out” for the actress, even if she doesn’t say a word.

The Queen will headline the festival which will take place May 19 and is the city’s second biggest annual event, drawing around 75,000 attendees over two days. Details about her performance have been kept totally on the low but everyone is wondering whether Ms. Dana Owens will stand before the masses acknowledging herself as a lesbian woman or simply come on stage, do her thing, and let the public speculate as they’ve been doing for years. That’s probably the best route to go because the moment Queen Latifah decides to come out, the press will be running behind her day and night trying to get her to speak on life as a lesbian woman, and for someone who doesn’t run seeking attention from the media I feel that would be a bit much for the Queen.

It won’t be much longer until we have an answer—or proof of one—but more power to her if this move signifies she’s more comfortable being who she is. And if not, we’re still sure she’ll give a great performance.

What do you think about Queen Latifah’s gig? Is it a huge deal or no biggie?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Jeannettebcollins

    I understand your reaction to the comments. I think though that what everyone is saying is that we are way way pass caring what your sexual orientation is or the Queen’s. That’s progress. I understand the pride thang though cause as a black woman, I am proud as heck whenever I see another strong black woman doing her thang and doing it better than anybody else.

  • Jeannettebcollins

    I understand your reaction to the comments. I think though that what everyone is saying is that we are way way pass caring what your sexual orientation is or the Queen’s. That’s progress. I understand the pride thang though cause as a black woman, I am proud as heck whenever I see another strong black woman doing her thang and doing it better than anybody else.

  • Koiceloman

    who care because  my respect for her is based on what she has accomplished as a singer/rapper/actress/business women not whether she is straight or not… i could care less… and honestly i could careless out Beyonce and her kid and her husband… if i were a fan it would be based on what she’s accomplished as a singer not on her having a kid … or getting married

  • Candacey Doris

    It’s no big deal. She’s the same old Queen Latifah we always loved. I hope she just does her and doesn’t give in to pressure.

  • CocoB

    I love Queen no matter what. A person’s sexuality is a private matter & unless necessary really doesn’t need to be broadcast….which is why she probably keeps it out of the spotlight. Much like Ellen…no need to put it in errbody’s face all the time. Just my opinion

  • Lightning433

    Queen Latifa is a positive model for any orientation, straight gay bi or transgender. You go Jersey.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tiffanie-MadameGigglez-Thomas/665285721 Tiffanie MadameGigglez Thomas

    yup, i was told that she had come out 2 or 3 yars ago… but really who cares… oh yeah people with way too much time on their hands…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SCV2NFHLMLXKJSLD3UC5BCOAJ4 Lady Jane

    Who cares?

  • http://kiki072895.tripod.com/blog BrooklynShoeBabe

    I think Queen Latifah has accomplished so much in her life being just who she is. If Queen Latifah is gay, perhaps she is already out of the closet to all the people in her life who need to know. The public is not on a need-to-know basis. If this was 20 years ago, maybe I would have been interested but now…. eh. I could see someone like Drake or Nicki Minaj being more relevant if they came out of the closet because they are younger and younger people still need gay heroes/role models.

    • Koiceloman

      gay heroes/role models and drake or Nicki Minaj would be that???? really? that’s sad

      • http://kiki072895.tripod.com/blog BrooklynShoeBabe

        I don’t know. I’m old. I don’t know who the young folks look up to now-a-days. Those were the only ones I could think of except for Justin Bieber. lol.

  • Brnsug

    Who really cares….next….lol…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPWWRRHN34PQ2GCP7H25L5YUSE Krilly

    Queen Latifah is a fantastic example of a woman who followed her dreams and used her talents to the max. Her public persona is one of a positive nature, and she’s supportive of women’s issues.  I could seriously care less about her sexuality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002074626091 Jacquie Furtado

    Who CARES????????

  • NikkitaMichelle

    Love Queen.  But this is really one of those things that you already know, but you really don’t want confirmed.  It’s no one’s business who she chooses to hook up with anyway.

  • Afrohairdontcare

    Does anyone care at all about this? If she’s gay…fine…if she’s not gay fine…so what?

    • http://twitter.com/Cognorati001 Colette Marcheline

      Sadly, there are people out there who would give her a hard time (ie, bigots).  I’ve suspected that because she’s trying to diversity with businesses and other roles she doesn’t want her sexuality to be a factor.  It really might be with religious conservatives. 

    • Cha Cha

      Ditto!

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