In Character: Stars Who Have Played LGBT Roles

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  • Lenny Kravitz, Hunger Games
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Michael K. Williams
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Tony Bravado
  • Will Smith
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Queen Latifah
  • Isaiah Washington
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  • Rockmond Dunbar
  • Ving Rhames
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Taye Diggs
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Kerry Washington

Jeffrey Wright

Wright was nominated for a Golden Globe and won an Emmy for his portrayal of a drag queen in Mike Nichols' television adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America, about a group of people whose relationships and lives are affected by AIDS. The series went on to break the record previously held by Roots for winning the most Emmys.

(Photos: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images; HBO)

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