Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wanda Sykes - Newest Member of the Gay Community

Comedian and same-sex marriage activist Wanda Sykes has announced today that she is gay and has married her partner. Wanda Sykes at a rally in Las Vegas today said:

"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.

"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." (AP)
Welcome aboard Wanda Sykes, you definitely make my list of top 3 funniest lesbian comics.

10 comments:

T. R Xands said...

Holy shit for real? I always had a sneaking suspicion but my "gaydar" is wonky so I never know. That's great that she came out! Good on her.

Marian said...

That's right!!! Go Wanda!!! I was there and heard and saw her speak I am so proud!

cchiovitti said...

Kind of dorky, I know, but I ADORED her voiceover work in Over The Hedge. I always have mixed feelings about "coming out" though, it's kind of sad - hets don't have to "come out". Maybe I'll break the barrier - OK *deep breath* - I'm in a heterosexual monogamous relationship. *whew* glad to have that off my chest.

Yay Wanda!!!!!! We love you! :-)

Breezie said...

I watch her on "The New Adventures Of Old Christine" and she just rocks that show.

Good for her for coming out.

Laurie said...

I already knew she was a lesbian....
Have for several years now....


HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am very happy to see this happening. I saw her at the rally in Silver Lake. She is right, we can't afford to hide anymore. Celebrities need to be honest; they can do so much good. I'm getting a little tired of the closeted cowards. Listening Oprah? Ricky?

Queers United said...

Ricky Martin yes, Oprah Winfrey I don't think so.

Davis said...

I just adore Wanda and had no idea that she was family. I probably should figured it our - with her biting wit and humor.

Love you, Wanda! Thanks for being OUT among us!

GDad said...

I wonder how this affects my own list of funniest lesbian comics. I suspect a couple in the top five just dropped down a notch.

pinkchocolatesunshine said...

good for her! Wanda is a great comic and I glad she is showing her true colors.

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