Samira Wiley Reveals She Was Accidently Outed By 'Orange Is The New Black' Co Star

Samira Wiley has revealed she was left in tears when she was outed in the media by an Orange is the New Black cast mate.

Wiley played lesbian fan favourite Poussey Washington on the Netflix series, and recently got married to OITNB writer Lauren Morelli in real life.

But in an interview this week, Wiley revealed she was in the closet when she first started the role in 2013, and was actually outed by another member of the cast.

The actress spoke to WNYC’s Nancy podcast about what went down.

Lesbian Love Story "Rafiki" To Be Shown In Kenya After Judge Lifts Ban

Kenyan judge Wilfrida Okwany temporarily allowed the lesbian film, Rafiki, to show in its native country, Kenya, for seven days. And, on Sunday, more than 450 people showed up at the Nairobi Prestige Cinema to see it. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, Rafiki was the first Kenyan film to ever premiere at Cannes, and it received critical acclaim. Still, it was banned in the East African country for “promoting lesbianism,” as homosexuality is prohibited under Kenyan law.

Lena Waithe Explains Why She Cut Her Hair

Via Vanity Fair: 

Lena Waithe didn’t cut her hair on a whim.

“I’ve gotten gayer, guys,” the Emmy award winner joked on the red carpet for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual grants banquet Thursday.

The “Master of None” star revealed that she’d been thinking about cutting it for a while, but felt restricted by apprehension of how others would perceive her.

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: