Is Queen Latifah making a statement without making a statement?
The first lady of Hip-Hop has agreed to headline this year’s Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival in Long Beach, California. The festival will be her first ever appearance in a Pride celebration.
According to Global Grind, Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride (LBLGP) is thrilled to host Queen Latifah, describing her as “the voice of our generation.”
“For her to make her worldwide Pride debut here in Long Beach is a tremendous testament to the popularity of our celebration and to the strength of our community,” Long Beach Pride co-president Pat Crosby told Global Grind.
But what sort of personal testament is this portraying about the Queen?
Queen Latifah has never addressed the issue of her own sexual orientation publically. Whispers that the 42-year-old might be gay have circled the star for years, forcing the most speculative of speculators to assume the event is the perfect opportunity to come out.
Imagine that… “Hey, how did you come out?” “Oh, no big deal. I just announced it in front of thousands of screaming fans.”
If she’s ever going to do it, there probably isn’t a more supportive spot to make the life-changing step. LBLGP describes the festival as one of the premiere Pride events in the nation.
The weekend has been known to attract 80,000 observers and participants in its two-day run. This year marks the 29th anniversary of the festival.
Queen Latifah’s appearance will take place on May 19.