LGBT Celebs: Life Out of the Closet

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  • Don Lemon
  • Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Sheryl Swoopes
  • Ricky Martin
  • 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

Wanda Sykes

Even though Wanda Sykes had been open about her sexuality, she kept that part of her life private ... until Proposition 8 re-emerged in California in 2008, which has now been struck down by the Supreme Court.  "I don't really talk about my sexual orientation," she told the crowd at a LGBT rights rally. "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. Now, I gotta get in their face. I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a Black woman, and I'm proud to be gay."

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup)

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