In Character: Stars Who Have Played LGBT Roles

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  • 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
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Queen Latifah
  • Isaiah Washington
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  • Rockmond Dunbar
  • Ving Rhames
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Taye Diggs

Jada Pinkett Smith

In 2008, Jada Pinkett Smith played a lesbian in The Women, which also starred Annette Benning and Eva Mendes. Smith said about the role, "I enjoyed playing a lesbian and I wish I could have been more of a lesbian in the movie, but I wasn't allowed to do that."

(Photos: Theo Wargo/Getty Images; Courtesy New Line Cinema)

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