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‘WELCOME HOME’ An Open Letter to Black LGBT Celebs

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Ebony.com
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September 20, 2013

To my famous LGBT brothers and sisters:
When I first fell for a woman, it was one of the most exhilarating and frightening experiences of my life. Part of me wanted to scream the news atop the nearest Brooklyn brownstone. Another side decided to hide from anyone that would diminish this part of my identity. I was proud but protective. I can only imagine what “coming out” is like when the entire world is your stage.
In this gossip-ridden age where people are constantly prying for personal details, your audience reaches beyond the classroom, cubicle or church pew. But for brown gay girls like me, you represent so much more than the latest trending topic.