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
  • Angel Haze
  • 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


Tonex, née Anthony Charles Williams II, was a high-profile gospel singer until he revealed his sexual orientation during a television broadcast and was shunned by the gospel industry. He later addressed the aftermath on Black Voices saying, "I felt the need to address it candidly because we've been skating around the subject of homosexuality and the church for a long time — enjoying the benefits of same-gender-loving people, yet abusing them from the pulpits."

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