Wanda Sykes Comes Out To Prop 8 Rally; “I’m Gay!”

Wanda Sykes Comes Out To Prop 8 Rally; “I’m Gay!”

Wanda Sykes From Evan Almighty.  File Photo
Wanda Sykes From Evan Almighty. File Photo

Wanda Sykes showed up to a No on Prop. 8 rally in Las Vegas unannounced and made an announcement; “I’m Gay”.

Did we already know?  We always had a feeling, but she never made it public.  Prop. 8 changed all that for the funny comedienne

“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.

Straight up, she said the passing of Prop. 8 made her feel 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.”

She also announced that she had married her wife on October 25th.  Sykes, who was married to a man previously, divorced him in 1998.

In January of this year, she said that gay was the new black.  Interesting comment then, more interesting and sad now.-Dr.FB

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  • Best Best Online News in the World
    Posted at 16:18h, 06 April

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  • drfunkenberry
    Posted at 19:21h, 17 November

    ^^it is sad that prop 8 did not pass and cival rights were taken away.

    You are silly.

  • boycottprince
    Posted at 19:04h, 17 November

    dR. fUNK SAID ” In January of this year, she said that gay was the new black. Interesting comment then, more interesting and sad now.-Dr.FB”

    WHAT SO SAD ABOUT THIS COMMENT? IS IT SAD THAT SHE’S NO LONGER HIDING, IS IT SAD THAT SHE’S A LESBIAN” OR IS THAT A MISQUOTE tOO?

  • violetsareblue
    Posted at 09:23h, 17 November

    This is the first time I’ve seen Wanda – can’t say I’m surprised at this ‘news’

  • purplefunklover
    Posted at 16:18h, 16 November

    Hmm, this really wasn’t a suprise … Good 4 her. I love me some Wanda … She’s funny as HeLL …

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