Breaking Down Barriers: Famous and Prominent Queer Black Women

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Sheryl Swoopes

There are black male pro athletes and hopefuls “coming out,”  being trailblazers for men and women of color coming in sports. But Swoopes became the first black woman to announce she’s a lesbian. “My reason for coming out isn’t to be some sort of hero,” Swoopes said. “I’m just at a point in my life where I’m tired of having to pretend to be somebody I’m not. I’m tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love.” But she caused a bit of controversy, saying being gay was a choice for her. And later revealed she was marrying a man. Although some people question or explore their sexuality, many gay people who identify it as their sexual orientation ARE born gay. PERIOD.

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