In Character: Stars Who Have Played LGBT Roles

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  • 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
  • Will Smith

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah was unforgettable in her role as Cleo Sims, a tough, lesbian bank robber in the 1996 box-office hit Set It Off. The character earned her a NAACP Image Award nomination.

(Photos: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Courtesy New Line Cinema)

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