The passage of Proposition 8 in California has led comedian Wanda Sykes to be more outspoken about her sexuality. Sykes, who claims that everyone in her personal life is aware that she's gay, felt "attacked" by Proposition 8 and has decided to speak out about her personal life as a result. "You know, I don't really talk about my sexual orientation. I didn't feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life," Sykes says, "Now, I gotta get in their face. I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a black woman, and I'm proud to be gay."[HuffingtonPost]
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I guess I missed a memo, because I had no idea Wanda Sykes was gay. God for her for speaking out, though it sucks that she's doing it because the conservative movement has pushed all these hateful legislative initiatives.