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Monday, November 17, 2008

I’m proud to be gay ...

Hi dear inhabitans, tell them that the actress and comedian Wanda Sykes acknowledged in our community for his tireless support, has publicly come out of the closet during a protest rally in Las Vegas against Prop. 8, she went and talked to people about the ban on gay marriage in California:

"After that Barack Obama was elected, I thought, how well we are moving in the right direction. And then at 11 hours, I was crushed. We took a huge leap forward and then got dragged 12 feet back.

I felt like I was being attacked, personally attacked, our community was attacked. I got married Oct. 25, I don’t really talk about my sexual orientation, I felt like I was living my life, I wasn’t in the closet, but I was just living my life. Everybody who knows me personally, they know I’m gay.

And that’s the way people should be able to live our lives, really. We shouldn’t have to be standing out here demanding something we automatically should have as citizens of this country. … They pissed off the wrong group of people. They have galvanized a community.

We are so together now and we all want the same thing and we shouldn’t have to settle for less. Instead of having gay marriage in California, no, we’re gonna have gay marriage across the country.

When my wife and I leave California, I want to have my marriage also recognized in Nevada, in Arizona, all the way to New York. … I’m proud to be a woman, I’m proud to be a black woman and I’m proud to be gay.”


The left with the video of Mrs. Wanda Sykes

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