Tuesday, 22 May 2012

QUEEN LATIFAH PERFORMS AT GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL - BUT DID SHE ACTUALLY COME OUT?

Queen Latifah headlined the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival in Californiaon May 19

“I've been waiting to do this for a long time,” Oscar-nominated actress and recording star Queen Latifah told 100,000 people in attendance at her May 19 concert at this year's 29th annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival in Southern California

Gay activists are now asking whether or not Queen Latifah actually publicly came out when she told the crowd that she was happy to be in the presence of “her people.”

But as former MTV executive Terrance Dean told me following the publication of his terrific 2008 bestselling book Hiding in Hip Hop (Atria/Simon & Schuster), "I think if Queen Latifah came out, it would create a whole new precedent. She’s on the verge."

During her May 19 Gay Pride,  the 42-year-old Queen latifah - who will host a new syndicated daytime talk show that is slated to debut in the fall of 2013 - encouraged the audience to “to conquer hate with love.”



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