Comedian Wanda Sykes pulled a Clay Aiken and revealed something about herself that she thought would shock the world … she’s gay! This is what Ms. Sykes had to say about her sexual orientation.
“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.”
Even though this doesn’t come as a surprise to me, I must applaud Wanda for feeling comfortable enough to share this with the world and for standing up for what she believes in. I’m not gonna say any names but, hopefully some other Hollywood stars … Queen Latifah …. will follow Wanda’s lead.