Breaking Down Barriers: Famous and Prominent Queer Black Women

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Doria Roberts

She’s someone who stood up for what she believed in. Instead of pretending to be someone she wasn’t, she decided to be out and proud. This is hard to do as an entertainer, but she chose to be authentic. In 1999, when shopping for a major record label, she opted against it. The music industry was homophobic at the time. She told Lesbian Life, “I had come out to my very large family and really emphasized that I need to be honest. I figured if I crawled back into the closet, it would send the wrong message to my family, mainly the kids in my family.”


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