''Society is not accepting enough of gay black people''

Latifah, who is rumored to be dating Eboni Nichols admits the opposition to gay marriage angers her.

Queen Latifah on Uptown Magazine

Queen Latifah says gay black people find it difficult to cope in the society despite the world gradually accepting homosexuality nowadays. But she avoided calling herself one.

In a new interview with Uptown Magazine, the 45-year-old talk show host, who's rumored to be dating Eboni Nichols, said:

''People’s ideas in general are antiquated when it comes to who you love. We haven’t moved as quickly as we probably should. And the reality is that there’s always been gay people in the black community, so it’s not foreign to us. And not just as a black community but just a society as a whole.''

She further claimed that being gay was 'not a character weakness' and admitted that the opposition to gay marriage angered her. She says:

''Who you choose to marry is really up to you and it’s not something you should be judged on. I don’t find being gay or lesbian to be a character flaw. Couples should be protected under the laws of this country period. It actually angers me. It’s not unusual so let’s be adults and let’s move forward.''

Latifah's upcoming film, 'Bessie', somes out soon and she plays 1920s blues legend Bessie Smith, who was herself bisexual.

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