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Out African-Americans

I can't think of any. Let's make a list.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 4404/03/2013

John Amechi Lisa Leslie Cheryl Swoopes B Scott Patrik Ian Polk Doug Spearman Darryl Stephens RuPaul Laverne Cox (out transgender actress) Paris Barclay Lee Daniels Geoffrey Fletcher (Oscar winning writer of Precious) Nathan Williams (Girls who like boys...) Keith Boykin

by Vanilla Fudgereply 112/26/2010

My favorite: Wanda Sykes

by Vanilla Fudgereply 212/26/2010

Lisa Leslie?! She's married to a man and has made nasty homophobic comments before about lesbians in the WNBA, so... no.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 312/26/2010

John Amechi is a Brit

by Vanilla Fudgereply 412/26/2010

Alice Walker, the latest blck pair on 'The Amazing Race'.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 512/26/2010

Alice Walker came out? Has Tracy Chapman come out yet?

by Vanilla Fudgereply 612/26/2010

R6 I think they both came out. Yeah, I screwed up Lisa Leslie. And can't believe I forgot Wanda Sykes.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 712/26/2010

There's actor from General Hospital, and some Si-Fi show, but I can't recall his name. He's C list, maybe D at this point.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 812/26/2010

[R8] His name is Keith Hamilton Cobb. He came out this past April.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 912/26/2010

There's something about B Scott I can't put my finger on. When he was just doing youtube vids, he was more "relatable." Now he seems to be feeling himself since he's friends with Mariah and whatnot. Plus he looks a bit freaky (demented stepchild of Prince and Halle Berry).

by Vanilla Fudgereply 1003/11/2013

r11 r12 Bi no was his name-o? Boner to rhyme with homer? Are you a fucking mentally retarded fourth grader? Jesus..

by Vanilla Fudgereply 1303/11/2013

Frank Ocean

by Vanilla Fudgereply 1403/11/2013

The black girl on Fringe

Her sister told me she was a lesbian, I had no idea and hadn't heard it anywhere

by Vanilla Fudgereply 1503/11/2013

King Latifah

by Vanilla Fudgereply 1603/11/2013

Former Palm Springs mayor Ron Oden. (Also former Congressional and Assembly candidate.)

by Vanilla Fudgereply 1703/11/2013

Keith Hamilton Cobb never came out. The article posted here previously was fabricated.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 1803/11/2013

[quote]The black girl on Fringe Her sister told me she was a lesbian, I had no idea and hadn't heard it anywhere

First of all, it's black WOMAN, not girl. Second, she's openly gay and I first saw the news in an interview with her a few years back in "Out."

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2003/11/2013

Don Lemon, weekend CNN newsreader

Jonathan Capeheart, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC pundit

Andre Leon Talley, former Vogue editrix

Lee Daniels, Monster's Ball director

Angela Davis, US vice presidential candidate, communist party

Keith Boykin, aide to President Bill Clinton

RuPaul, television STAH

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2103/11/2013

R12 has found a quick and creative way to write his autobiography. What a life you've lead, r12.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2203/11/2013

Wade Davis

Roy Simmons

Ray MacDonald*

Kwame Harris**

*outed by arrest for sex in public (1968) and subsequent bout with AIDS (died 1993)

**outed by his arrest for beating his ex-boyfriend

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2303/11/2013

R20 okay, good for you for reading it in a magazine, but the OP was asking for names, and her name was not on the list yet so I contributed it

I had heard it years ago, too, from her sister (I'm from Toronto)

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2403/11/2013

Glenn Burke

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2503/11/2013

Paris Barclay, director (mostly TV)

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2603/11/2013

Little Richard (b. 1932, out as "bi")

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2703/11/2013

Where was the Keith article fabricated? Cause I have yet to see a retraction from him about it.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2803/11/2013

R24, what is your problem with end punctuation?

by Vanilla Fudgereply 2903/11/2013

God, I WISH this gorgeous man was gay - but alas, married w/kids. Probably one of the most beautiful men I've ever seen. Sorry, please continue.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3003/11/2013

Very well spoken too.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3103/11/2013

Oh for chrissakes!

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3203/11/2013

Meshell Ndegeocello (singer)

Billy Porter (Broadway star)

John Schriffen (reporter for ABC News)

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3303/11/2013

Billy Ocean Bobby Lake Karen Peninsula

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3403/11/2013

Some of the bigger name in that list at r32 that haven't been mentioned yet:

Johnny Mathis

Billy Preston

Frankie Knuckles


Kevin Aviance

Danitra Vance

Nell Carter

...and a slew of Ball Culture Drag Queens

Some are/were more out than others, but all of them [have] lived openly in gay relationships

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3503/11/2013

Audre Lord, James Baldwin, Lee Daniels, Don Lemon, Wanda Sykes, Frank Ocean, Wilson Cruz, Meshell Ndegeocello, Alice Walker, Jonathan Capeheart, the late Marco McMillian, Andre Leon Talley, Ru Paul, Sheryl Swoopes, Angela Davis, E. Lynn Harris, Alvin Ailey, Langston Hughes

To name a few.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3603/11/2013

Bayard Rustin.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3703/11/2013

[quote]To name a few

Some for a second and third time.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3803/11/2013

Norris Herndon, the only son of America's first black millionaire.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 3903/11/2013

[quote]Norris Herndon, the only son of America's first black millionaire.

Alonzo Herndon was Atlanta's first black millionaire out of his own achievements, but hardly the first black millionaire out of inheritance and hardly America's.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 4003/12/2013

Alonzo Herdon was certainly a millionaire before Madam C.J. Walker, who was certainly not a millionaire before 1914, having not even invented her product until 1910.

Scott William Bond is a candidate, and there were probably other candidates in rural areas that nobody ever heard of.

William Alexander Leidensdorff might have had some African in him, but I don't see where anyone has proved it. His mother was said to be a "Carib," which could have meant just about anything.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 4103/12/2013

Would somebody with eighteen dollars start a nice thread on gay interracial relationships and how they work out.

by Vanilla Fudgereply 4203/12/2013


by Vanilla Fudgereply 4304/03/2013

[[R8]] His name is Keith Hamilton Cobb. He came out this past April.

KEITH HAMILTON COBB IS GAY???????!!!!!!!L For really truly gay???? I remember when he was on all my children and used to brag to the press about how he was such a pissy hound......

by Vanilla Fudgereply 4404/03/2013
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