There was a flurry of semi-excitement last month when it was announced that Dana Owens (seen here with longtime lover Jeanette Jennings)
was going to headline “Long Beach Gay Pride.”
Well now in the wake of that event there’s been a “clarification”
“Queen Latifah wants to be clear: Despite speculation online, her performance at Long Beach’s Lesbian & Gay Pride event on May 19 was not a signal that she was coming out as a lesbian. “That definitely wasn’t the case,” she tells EW. “I’ve never dealt with the question of my personal life in public. It’s just not gonna happen.”
Few things are as forthright as cowardice.
“That said, the 42-year old was thrilled to participate in the event and even recalled an earlier performance for gay audiences. “To me, doing a gay pride show is one of the most fun things,” she says. “My first show that paid more than $10,000 was in a gay club on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Tupac happened to be in town, so he came to kick it with me. This was the early ’90s. And the boys were like, ‘Take your shirt off, Tupac!’ He wasn’t doing that. But we had a blast in there.”
We know the drill, dear: You take our money and say “FUCK YOU!”
“Latifah — who’s starring in an upcoming remake of Steel Magnolias for Lifetime — also reiterated her support for her gay fans. “I know that the most important thing and the only thing I have to give is love. When people are going through hatred and bullying, the biggest thing to fight that is love,” she says.”
And who better to share it with than a closet queen (the only kind of queen, Dana Owens actually is.)
“So that’s all I encouraged my audience to do that night: to share their light and share their love. Period.”
Well that settles that, doesn’t it. Now what “Queen Latifah” needs is a “King.” How about La Spacey ?
or better still La Cooper
In any event one thing is clear: If you want her gravy, pepper her ragout .