Wanda Sykes came out today in Las Vegas at the national protest of prop 8.

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    Nov 16, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    Always have loved Wanda Sykes and her comedy, glad to know she is a member of our time. Now is the time for all members of the LGBT to come out.
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    Nov 16, 2008 4:55 AM GMT
    Did she REALLY come out ?!icon_surprised.gif


    It's about damn time ! Go Wanda !!
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    Nov 16, 2008 5:03 AM GMT
    She totally did. This is amazing.



    Wanda Sykes says she's 'proud to be gay'
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    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Comedian Wanda Sykes says the passage of a same-sex marriage ban in California has led to her be more outspoken about being gay.

    "You know, I don't really talk about my sexual orientation. I didn't feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life," Sykes told a crowd at a gay rights rally in Las Vegas on Saturday.

    "Everybody that knows me personally they know I'm gay. But that's the way people should be able to live their lives," she said.

    Sykes, who is known for her feisty and blunt style, said the passage of California's Proposition 8 made her feel like she was "attacked."

    "Now, I gotta get in their face," she said. "I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a black woman, and I'm proud to be gay."

    Sykes' appearance at the Las Vegas rally surprised organizers. She was in town performing at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

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    Nov 16, 2008 5:05 AM GMT
    Here is a story and an audio link with here coming out

    http://www.afterellen.com/people/2008/11/wanda-sykes-comes-out
    Audio speech
    http://media.podshow.com/media/261/episodes/132983/thestrip-132983-11-15-2008_pshow_276452.mp3
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    Nov 16, 2008 5:09 AM GMT
    This makes me very happy
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    Nov 16, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    This is news? I thought everyone knew she was gay.
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    Nov 16, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    FALCONER saidThis is news? I thought everyone knew she was gay.


    my thoughts exactly...i guess she just never verbalized it.
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    Nov 16, 2008 5:19 AM GMT
    it all makes sense now.


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    Nov 16, 2008 5:33 AM GMT
    I always got lesbian vibes from her but its really nice to know for sure now. Finally! The gay part of me can worship her too.
  • EricLA

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    Nov 16, 2008 5:35 AM GMT
    That's great. I saw Pink with a couple of her friends with signs at the LA event.
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    Nov 16, 2008 5:39 AM GMT
    Who??
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    Nov 16, 2008 5:50 AM GMT
    blinktwice4y saidit all makes sense now.




    THAT'S AWESOME!!!! Here's To Wanda!!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • upsguy68

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    Nov 16, 2008 5:55 AM GMT
    Hell Yeah! "Now let's go get our damn equal rights."
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    Nov 16, 2008 6:54 AM GMT
    love wanda sykes...love her and ellen too!
  • auryn

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    Nov 16, 2008 7:01 AM GMT
    Is Queen Latifah a lesbian or bisexual too? That would make two prominent blacktresses that are on our side.
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    Nov 16, 2008 7:05 AM GMT
    sfinboston saidAlways have loved Wanda Sykes and her comedy, glad to know she is a member of our time. Now is the time for all members of the LGBT to come out.


    I thought she came out a long time ago? This wasn't news to me!
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    Nov 16, 2008 7:06 AM GMT
    i always thought she was straight
    i could have sworn she talked of her husband..
    w/e good for her anyway
  • JayneCobb

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    Nov 16, 2008 7:37 AM GMT
    I always thought she was straight, hmm.
    Either way, thats pretty awesome! Kudos icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 16, 2008 8:00 AM GMT
    I also got the str8 vibe from her. Actually it's better if people thought that. It's more of a surprise bitch-slap in the faces of the right-wingers. We're everywhere..we're everywhere!

    Go Wanda! And yeah, Queen Latifah - we be waitin' gurl!
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    Nov 16, 2008 8:18 AM GMT
    I love Wanda Sykes, she's always made me crack up and now I can look up to her

    haha I'm waiting for sexy Anderson Cooper to come out publicallyicon_smile.gif
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    Nov 16, 2008 8:20 AM GMT
    haha, we be waiting queen latifa! thats hilarious

    i dont understand, i should be able to vote against straight marriages if they can vote against gay marriage, instead of the whole, gang up on the gays bullshit. honestly, whats conventional these days? ef the media, ticks me off
  • irishkcguy

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    Nov 16, 2008 8:30 AM GMT
    I love her on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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    Nov 16, 2008 9:34 AM GMT
    Go get 'em Wanda.
  • gsh1964

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    Nov 16, 2008 3:05 PM GMT
    I would like to see all the gay celebrities acknowledge their sexuality. As with Wanda, we pretty much knew, but didn't confirm it. This is the same with Jodie Foster and Anderson Cooper. We know it within our community, but the str8's are in denial about it. They are the one's who truly need to know.
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    Nov 16, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    Go Wanda! I'm glad she came out.