Black Celebrities Who Weren't Shy About Coming Out of the Closet

Brave celebrities who outted themselves.

Wanda Sykes -  (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Trevor Project)

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Wanda Sykes -  (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Trevor Project)

Jason Collins - (Photo: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Jason Collins - (Photo: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Sean T - Sean T is a New Jersey born choreographer and fitness trainer. He is known for his Insanity and Hip Hop abs fitness programs. (Photo: Shaun T/Facebook)

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Sean T - Sean T is a New Jersey born choreographer and fitness trainer. He is known for his Insanity and Hip Hop abs fitness programs. (Photo: Shaun T/Facebook)

Laverne Cox - The Orange Is the New Black star is hip to the season?s hottest trend; rich color. For fall, her signature blonde is warmed up with honey and caramel tones that are universally flattering on brown skin.  (Photo: Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

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Laverne Cox - The Orange Is the New Black star is hip to the season?s hottest trend; rich color. For fall, her signature blonde is warmed up with honey and caramel tones that are universally flattering on brown skin. (Photo: Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

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Raven-Symone - (Photo: Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for NYLON)

Ariane Davis  -  (Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com)

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Ariane Davis -  (Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com)

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Erica Mena - (Photo: D Dipasupil/BET/Getty Images)

Angel Haze Performing at Keep a Child Alive Ball - Host and co-founder of Keep a Child Alive Alicia Keys isn?t the only one confirmed to grace the stage at the organization?s Black Ball. Angel Haze is set to perform at the event, taking place later on this month at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Besides the big announcement, the rapper also dropped some lines on the Nick Jonas track "Numb," which dropped earlier this week. (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Angel Haze Performing at Keep a Child Alive Ball - Host and co-founder of Keep a Child Alive Alicia Keys isn?t the only one confirmed to grace the stage at the organization?s Black Ball. Angel Haze is set to perform at the event, taking place later on this month at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Besides the big announcement, the rapper also dropped some lines on the Nick Jonas track "Numb," which dropped earlier this week. (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Frank Ocean, Title TBA - Frank Ocean is under tremendous pressure to replicate the phenomenal success of his Grammy-winning 2012 LP, Channel Orange. But reports say he's putting himself up to the task: he's got guards at the door of the studio so no one hears his work and he's planning a 2015 tour. Chances are, look forward to Frank rocking this year.  (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Lee Daniels - (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

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Lee Daniels - (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

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Azealia Banks - (Photo: Lionel Urman/Splash News)

"Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - Meshell N'Degeocello - Meshell Ndegeocello sings a stirring rendition of "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," which was made popular by Being Mary Jane soundtrack favorite Nina Simone.   (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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"Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - Meshell N'Degeocello - Meshell Ndegeocello sings a stirring rendition of "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," which was made popular by Being Mary Jane soundtrack favorite Nina Simone.  (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Don Lemon - (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for ADCOLOR Awards)

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Don Lemon - (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for ADCOLOR Awards)