In case you hadn't heard b-list comedian Wanda Sykes recently "came out" as gay in the midst of the heated Prop 8 unrest initiated by gay intolerance. Now most gays I read about about claim they were "born that way", but apparently for Wanda it took almost 40 years for her to realize her "sexual orientation". Yeah, right. Anyway having followed Sykes career since her days hanging around Chris Rock, I can't recall any instance of Sykes' involvement in say, issues greatly affecting Black women such as breast cancer, HIV rates, abortion or crime. But Gay Wanda (who now has a major role playing a lesbo on "The New Adventures of Old Christine") has no problem putting herself front and center of the mostly white, liberal, racist, male LGBT movement and because of that they're so proud of her:
Each year, The Advocate names its People of the Year, “a handful of names that made headlines, made a difference, or simply made us talk.” They just released a couple of names as a teaser and one of them is actress and comedian Wanda Sykes.
Sykes has always been an outspoken supporter of gay rights. Having previously kept her sexuality private, Sykes came out at a rally in Las Vegas after California Proposition 8 was passed.
She cited the passing of Proposition 8 as the catalyst behind her decision to come out:We took a huge leap forward and then got dragged 12 feet back. I felt like I was being attacked, personally attacked — our community was attacked… Now, I gotta get in their face. I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a black woman, and I'm proud to be gay.
It is a refreshing sign that not all magazines that tout themselves as serving the gay and — ahem — lesbian community have been suffering from a cognitive disconnect.