Jay Leno Made Wanda Sykes Gay

Oh, cute. Wanda Sykes is just recently out of the closet (to the public anyway) and like all newbie gays, she’s got herself plastered in Pride paraphernalia. Truth is we never associated “Wanda Sykes” with “heartwarming”, but in this clip of her appearance last night on The Tonight Show, we want to sign her up for the Teddy Bear a Day Club or something. There’s never a wrong way to choose to come out, but we think that Sykes decision to speak up at the National Day of Impact Rally was an especially powerful one and done for all the right reasons.

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16 Comments

  • Charles J. Mueller

    @Japhy: Did I detect a note of snarkiness in your editorial? Exactly what has this woman done wrong, in your estimation, by coming out and standing up for the LGBT community?

    And what’s with the snide “she’s got herself plastered in Pride paraphernalia” comment?

    Sound like a case of “Damned if you don’t” and “Damned if you do” to me.

    Would you care to comment further, because I’m a little confused.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    LOVE Wanda Sykes!

    LOVE HER!

    Did we say “Love her!”

    Japhy should quit from Queerty because he is just not up to this job (let’s be honest here!)

    QUEERS Love WANDA!

    Queers HATE Homophobic Queers like Queerty

    WANDA RULES! JAPHY DROOLS (and is a racist!)

  • hardmannyc

    so she went to work?

  • Alco

    I love her too, she’s funny and one of us :D

    Seriously what’s with the comments such as “newbie gay”. She was out to her friends and family since she was married when she came out. She is not a newbie and she probably has more balls than the one who wrote that piece of news !

  • JJ

    Completely agree with the posts. Wanda is an incredible individual that I’ve admired her comedic talent for years. She has never hidden who she is and just because she never said “I’m gay” to a camera doesn’t make her any less important to the gay world, nor to the world in general.

    You want to pick on someone, go check in on that Ed Westwick guy who goes to a gay bar with his “girlfriend/costar.” Now there is someone who is disengenuous.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Did I say “Love the WANDA!”?????

    Sykes, you’re (sh)IT Japhy!

  • John

    Oh jeez…

    I didn’t think he was being mean…I thought it was a nice post…

  • Jack E. Jett

    Japhy, honey, sweetie, your pedastal is getting shakey. You cattiness has turned to cuntiness.
    Why would Queerty hire such a self loathing homo?
    Maybe you are just to smart for most of us, or maybe you just think so.

    I hope you are giving up some dick or butthole to David H. because all we are getting is sloppy second rate rants.

  • Tom

    She is hilarious, I love her too. And I loved her comment about pork and beans and H8. She is da bomb.

  • Jack E. Jett

    Oh, cute. Wanda Sykes is just recently out of the closet (to the public anyway) and like all newbie gays, she’s got herself plastered in Pride paraphernalia. Truth is we never associated “Wanda Sykes” with “heartwarming
    ————————————————

    “we” never….who is “we”?
    “plastered”….where?
    “we never associated” really? how the fuck do you know?

  • Chapeau

    Damn — I love me some Wanda!!

    T H A N K Y O U WANDA for Coming Out!

  • Leonard

    @Jack E. Jett: I think you meant to spell it ‘too’. Aren’t you some washed up comedian or something? No wonder why. You’re neither funny nor able to get funny when you see it. Or spell.

  • Jack E. Jett

    Leonard, Due to the fact that I had to pick cotton as a child, I had to stop with school in junior high.
    I have never been washed down to be washed up.
    You are funny and smart because you “get” the Japhy. Jett doesn’t get the Japhy. The Japhy doesn’t get the Jett. There will never be a Japhy Jett

    Be kind to me, I am your elder. I’ll be kind to you because you may be changing my diaper at some point.

    I love you Leonard. Don’t ever forget it. Remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and that is mighty pleasin to me.

    Hello, I’m Fine
    http://www.rationalradio.org

  • Mary Taylor

    @Jack E. Jett: I agree, i dont like the way this editorial was written. it’s too condescending and assumes gay people all think the same
    plus wanda’s not newly out, she’s been out in her stand up. she’s not a newbie, she lives a gay life. plus surely it’s positive to have someone as well liked as she is saying good things about being gay on a mainstream show. although you acknowledge this, you seem reluctant.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    J-A-P-H-Y G-R-A-N-T should STEP Down as his Editorial is biased against people of color, lesbians, transfolk and anything outside Generation Whine.

    No CRAPPY GRANT!

  • sdandy

    Hmm, I didn’t read it to being mean or anything. I think its funny when anyone of note comes out that they like to show it with things like the ‘fist’ t-shirt that she’s wearing too. I don’t see it as a problem, just kind of funny to note. And I really hope Japhy wasn’t writing it that way. Give him a chance? And I agree with him, that this was a great point and time and reason for her to come out publicly and state her position and feelings (and talk about her personal life).

    And also a requisite “lets all get along even if we disagree” request…can we have discussions without instantly jumping to conclusions and getting angry at everyone? If I had read the post to be mean at all I like to think I would ask about it, but not get nasty really quickly. Whether I really would have or not is another thing, but I would like to think I would have tried to be a bit reasonable. Hopefully I won’t get attacked for asking for some moderation from folks.

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