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Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses, the reigning Mrs. Botswana and contributor to Your Black World, has some strong words for Queen Latifah and Raven Symone. Nomalanga believes that both Latifah and Symone aren’t fooling anybody by pretending to be something that Noma believes they are not. She says that while everyone has the option of deciding whether to speak honestly about their sexuality, a celebrity’s decision to come out can help to stop the rumor mill and keep people from spreading vicious untruths about them.
This might be the best time for anyone to come out who might be secretly gay. The tolerance for homosexuality has grown over time, and even the President of the United States made a strong statement in support of gay marriage earlier this year. Hip hop artist Frank Ocean really tested the waters by admitting that he is in love with a man, which is certainly setting powerful trends in hip hop, which is historically quite homophobic.
Perhaps Nomalanga is right, it might be time for everyone to fess up and be proud of who they are.
You can read more of Nomalanga’s essay at YourBlackBloggers.net:
Queen Latifah has reportedly said that she is “not coming out” and she will not disclose her s****l orientation. Recently, Raven Symone also reportedly stated that she was not willing to disclose her s****l orientation.
First of all, just to be clear, everyone has the right to “come out” or not or to say that they will not discuss their personal life in a public forum. That being said, when a celebrity’s s****l orientation comes into question, the only way to stop the rumor mill from going wild is to publicly state the truth.
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