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Is Wanda Sykes Right When She Says Being Gay Is Harder Than Being Black?

“To a certain point, yes. I believe [it’s harder to be gay than black]. I’m not talking about the history of African-Americans. Today. I’m talking about at this point right now. I don’t know of organizations and groups like Focus on the Family and such anti-gay organizations who are putting so much money, millions and millions of dollars, into stopping me from being black or telling me that I can’t exercise my blackness or whatever. So it is. There’s no equality, there’s no equality for the LGBT community.”

— Lesbian comedienne Wanda Sykes (a recent Los Angeles LGBT honoree) talking to CNN’s Piers Morgan about her coming out and Weinergate among other things.