In Character: Stars Who Have Played LGBT Roles

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  • 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
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  • Lenny Kravitz, Hunger Games
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Michael K. Williams
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Tony Bravado

Forest Whitaker

Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker, always a willing participant to push the envelope, played a flamboyant gay fashion designer in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter (1994); he also played a gay character in The Crying Game (1993).

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