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Comedian Wanda Sykes On Coming Out "Accidentally"

Comedian Wanda Sykes On Coming Out "Accidentally"

“I don’t know of organizations or groups… who are putting in so much money – millions and millions of dollars – into stopping me from being black or telling me that I can’t exercise my blackness,” she says in an interview with Pierce Morgan. “There’s no equality for the LGBT community.”

Lesbian Comedian Wanda Sykes, who came out in 2008, says it’s more difficult to be gay than it is to be black these days.

“I don’t know of organizations or groups… who are putting in so much money – millions and millions of dollars – into stopping me from being black or telling me that I can’t exercise my blackness,” she says in an interview with Piers Morgan. “There’s no equality for the LGBT community.”

Sykes, who came out at a rally against Proposition 8 in Las Vegas, married her female partner just before same-sex marriages were banned. She had no intention of coming out and sharing her personal life with America, but has no regrets.

“Everybody who knows me personally, they know I’m gay. And that’s the way people should be able to live [their] lives, really. We shouldn’t have to be standing out here demanding something we automatically should have as citizens of this country.”

Adding, “I felt liberated. The best thing is now – not that I was hiding before – there’s absolutely nothing to hide. I am what I am, this is it. Now there’s nothing I can’t say.”

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