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Lena Waithe Cuts Off Her Locks and Is Out Here Looking Like Chicago Trade

Lena is trying to be our LGCM (Lesbian Gay Crush Monday) because we were surely about to slide into her DM's before we realized who it was.  We don't know what prompted the haircut but we love it!  We also can't wait for the second season of "The Chi" which Lena created.  See her full post below. 

Tessa Thompson comes out as bisexual, says she loves Janelle Monae "deeply"

Tessa Thompson issued the tweet below clarifying the couple, relationship rumors regarding Janelle Monae. “Sometimes we cheer so loudly at someone speaking their truth, that we miss what they say,” she writes. “I didn’t say I was in a relationship. But I said lots of other things.”

Lena Waithe Dedicates MTV Movie Award To Stars of "Paris Is Burning"

Honoree Lena Waithe accepts the MTV Trailblazer Award onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Last night (June 18), actress Lena Waithe accepted the Trailblazer Award at the 27th annual MTV Movie & TV Awards. However, rather than remarking about her own work, she paid tribute to those who have paved the way for her do so.

Amandla Stenberg Comes Out As Gay

Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg spoke candidly about their sexual orientation during an interview with Wonderland Magazine published on Monday, June 16 — and didn’t hold back.
    
“Yep, I’m gay,” the 19-year-old revealed to the publication before elaborating on what they love about it.

Rapper Dej Loaf Paying Marriage License Costs For Same Sex Couples in NYC

Just in time for Pride! Dej Loaf is making a “liberating” move this week. The rapper who’s currently promoting her single “Liberated” with singer Leon Bridges, announced Wednesday that she’s covering the cost of marriage licenses for same-sex couples Friday as part of Pride Month.

“Love wins when people get liberated,” said Dej.

In case you’re curious about Dej, she previously said on her track “Goals” that her preference is “people” and she previously dated Lil Durk.

Out R&B Singer Donates $50,000 To LGBTQ Centers Across The Country

R&B singer Kehlani continues to be a champion of the LGBTQ community, and thanks to her and her partnership with the online clothing boutique Fashion Nova, the “Honey” singer was able to donate $50,000 to LGBTQ centers across the country.

Janelle Monae Officially Comes Out

Singer Janelle Monáe came out in a new interview with Rolling Stone, published today. The singer’s sexuality has long been a source ofspeculation, especially regarding her relationship with actress Tessa Thompson. She told the magazine she has been in relationships with men and women, and identifies with aspects of pansexuality and bisexuality. “I’m open to learning more about who I am,” she said. Per Rolling Stone:

Singer Kehlani Comes Out

The 22-year-old singer made the announcement after years of public speculation and media reports labelling her as bisexual or a lesbian. 

The star, whose debut album SweetSexySavage went to number three in the US last year, has also featured on tracks with Stormzy, Calvin Harris, Eminem, Zayn, Hayley Kiyoko and Cardi B.

Lena Waithe Lands The Cover of Vanity Fair

Lena Waithe's star power is certainly on the rise with her recent Emmy win, her upcoming role in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One and her new show, The Chi -- but make no mistake, she was a force in the industry long before her newfound fame. 

"Here’s the irony of it all. I don’t need an Emmy to tell me to go to work," she declares in the April issue of Vanity Fair, in which she's also featured on the cover. "I’ve been writing, I’ve been developing, I’ve been putting pieces together and I’m bullets, you know what I’m saying?"

Lena Waithe Calls On LGBTQ People of Color In Hollywood To Be Role Models

Lena Waithe joined "The View" Wednesday to discuss how she's challenging the status quo of Hollywood by celebrating the LGBT community and providing an alternative narrative for her native city of Chicago.

In September, Waithe made history as the first African-American woman to win an Emmy award for comedy writing. In her acceptance speech, she made waves for highlighting her "LGBTQIA family."