In Character: Stars Who Have Played LGBT Roles

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  • Kerry Washington
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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

Lenny Kravitz

The world-famous rocker looked for a provocative character to play for his return to the big screen, and he found it in Hunger Games' Cinna, who is bisexual. To portray the flamboyant stylist, Kravitz says he channeled "a friend who is a dancer who is bisexual, and he was a lot of inspiration for my speech pattern and my rhythm, and kind of the way I sauntered in and out a little bit." 

(Photos: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall; Courtesy Lionsgate)

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