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

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes lampooned his macho image in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), in which he, along with Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo, played a drag queen. Snipes' Noxeema Jackson comes complete with blond wig and red high-heeled shoes. Noxeema is the co-winner of a drag queen beauty pageant and is not afraid of wiggling her hips.

(Photos: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images; Courtesy Universal Pictures)

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