Clay Cane is a New York City-based writer who is recognized for his contributions in journalism. Clay is a regular contributor for various print and online publications such as The Advocate and BET.com. He is the author of the highly anticipated novel Ball-Shaped World, which is a fictionalized account of the black and Latino ballroom scene. Also, he is the Entertainment Editor at BET.com and a member of New York Film Critics Online.
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Wanda Sykes has made it official -- she is a lesbian. Now, I know many of us will say, "That is no shocker!" However, you'd be surprised how many straight black folks I know who look at me like I'm crazy when I mention Queen Latifah's sexuality. Many of us forget, gayness is still very much associated with whiteness. Every black person in entertainment who comes out is an achievement.
Wanda Sykes joins the list of very few well known black celebrities who are openly gay. I truly hope some people will open their Jim Crow eyeballs.
God, now that Wanda is out, maybe I can finally forgive her for Pootie Tang.
Has anyone heard of this movement -- Day Without a Gay? On Wednesday, December 10th gays and their allies around the country are supposed to "call in gay" from work and not support any businesses -- similar to the day without immigrants in California, which many people say was a disaster. I am not sure how effective this movement will be. Lord knows the Gap will completely collapse!