Who's Who in the Black LGBT Community

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Wanda Sykes

Sykes used her anger and disappointment in California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage there, as an opportunity to come out. "I am proud to be gay!" Wanda declared at a gay rally in Las Vegas in 2008. She also announced to the world that she is married to a woman. In 2009, she became the first African-American and the first "out" lesbian to get the role as featured entertainer for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

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