Andre Leon Talley , Bill T. Jones , Don Lemon. Robin Roberts announced her sexual orientation on Facebook in Previously married to a man for seven years, Wanda Sykes officially came out in Fitness trainer Shaun T came out in and married his longtime boyfriend. Singer Meshell Ndegeocello is an open lesbian and huge advocate for gay rights. Orlando Cruz is the first active, openly gay boxer.
When CNN anchor Don Lemon came out as gay, he was applauded for being one of a handful of openly gay black celebrities. Lemon's decision to come out. This list of gay black celebrities is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous African Americans have stated that they had a hard time coming out as.
LGBT black celebrities occupy every career in entertainment. Several actors, comedians, journalists, and athletes are both black and gay - or lesbian, bisexual, queer, or questioning. This list of gay black celebrities is loosely ranked by fame and popularity.
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The LGBT community still suffers repulsion from conservative religious groups. But some celebrities are coming out to speak up for the community by openly announcing that they are one of their kind. From athletes to actors comedians and journalist, it is a long list of brave stars creating a new path for future generations who might be afraid of prejudice and hide their sexualities.