Long Beach held its 29th annual Gay Pride festival over the weekend, and the highlight came on Saturday during the concert when Queen Latifah appeared on the main stage saying she was there in support of “her people,” according to Eurweb.com.
She told the crowd that she’d been “waiting to do this for a long time” and that they should “let their inner light shine in the world” and “to conquer hate with love.”
The Queen performed her hit single “U.N.I.T.Y.”as well as “Ladies First,”the Al Green cover “Simply Beautiful,” and “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” to name a few.
Latifah is long-rumored to be a lesbian and in a relationship with her trainer / housemate Jeanette Jenkins. An ally to the LGBT community she’s never come out publicly, although it looks as though things may be changing.
The multi-talented Latifah transcends music, television and feature films, having won a Golden Glove, a Grammy, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, to name only a few. Her resume also boasts seven Grammy award nominations, an Emmy nod, and an Oscar nomination for her performance as Mama Morton in the 2002 screen adaptation of Chicago.
Latifah’s next TV project includes Lifetime’s Steel Magnoliasremake, which is currently in production. She is also slated to voice Ellie in the upcoming Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, which is scheduled to hit theaters in July and Sony Pictures Television is developing the talk show Queen Latifah for the fall of 2013.
Thanks to Latifah to coming out to support the LGBT community, whether that means she’s coming out or not.
Here is NoMoreDownlowTV's snippet of Latifah at L.B. Pride: