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