Monday, November 17, 2008
Wanda Sykes Comes on Out
This may be a surprise to some of yall but Wanda Sykes is gay. Wanda didn't really publicly talk about her gayness but was never really in the closet either. She didn't hide it. When Prop 8 passed, Wanda decided to go all the way public. She also revealed that in October she was married in California. Congrats!
Here is Wanda at a rally this weekend.
There were rallies and demonstrations across the country this weekend protesting and testifying and showing our resolve not to be pushed back into the closet behind the coats.
In Chicago, gay and straight supporters took to the streets for equal rights. The rally began in Federal Plaza with songs by Windy City Gay Chorus and various speeches and turned into an impromptu march through the "Loop" (Chicago's downtown area), stopping traffic. A member of my church who marched told us that there was a (straight) bride and groom just married and riding in their wedding limo who joined the march. How 'bout that!