It’s not exactly earth shattering news. We have all for years suspected that mega star Queen Latifah was indeed a lesbian. Did we care? Nope, we all still buy her music, watch her movies, use her makeup, and some (like me) dream about having a fifth of her success. What took the Diva so long? A press release came out last week that boost Queen Latifah will be headlining the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival this month. She will performing on the main stage on May 19. Organizers said this is the first time she has ever performed at an LGBT festival.
“For her to make her worldwide Pride debut here is a tremendous testament to the popularity of our celebration and the strength of our community,” said Long Beach Pride Co-President Pat Crosby.
After years of rumors and suspected girlfriends Queen has yet to actually publicly utter the words “I’m Gay”. Maybe this festival is her coming out party. Either way she will always be the Queen to me. Your sexuality, size, or skin color shouldn’t have anything to do with your success.