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Queen Latifah Stands For Marriage Equality, Is Angry About Homophobia In The Black Community

uptown-queen-latifah-as-bessie-21People’s ideas in general are antiquated when it comes to who you love. We haven’t moved as quickly as we probably should. And the reality is that there’s always been gay people in the black community, so it’s not foreign to us. And not just as a black community but just a society as a whole…Who you choose to marry is really up to you and it’s not something you should be judged on. I don’t find being gay or lesbian to be a character flaw. Couples should be protected under the laws of this country period. It actually angers me. It’s not unusual so let’s be adults and let’s move forward.”

 

Queen Latifah, who plays the late lady-loving blues legend Bessie Smith in HBO’s Bessie, in an interview with Uptown magazine