LGBT Celebs: Life Out of the Closet

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  • Esera Tuaolo
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  • Lee Daniels
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  • Angela Davis
  • Derrick Gordon
  • Robin Roberts
  • Brittney Griner
  • Michael Sam
  • Raven-Symone
  • Jason Collins
  • Earvin "EJ" Johnson III, Magic Johnson, Cookie Johnson
  • John Amaechi
  • Frank Ocean
  • Clive Davis
  • Don Lemon
  • Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Sheryl Swoopes
  • Ricky Martin

Lee Daniels

Film producer, actor and director Lee Daniels was compelled to direct the gritty drama Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire, because he felt that telling this story of sexual and physical abuse would help him move on from his own past. "My dad wanted me to be a strong man, and I was walking downstairs in my mother's red high-heeled pumps," he told Vanity Fair. "He couldn't beat it out of me ... I made this movie to heal - and hopefully to heal others."

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