Comedian Wanda Sykes says she was
treated like a unicorn after coming out gay.
The 50-year-old Sykes came out gay in
2008 during a rally to protest passage of California's gay marriage
ban, Proposition 8, which fell in 2013.
Appearing on The Meredith Vieira
Show, Sykes told host Meredith Vieira that her coming out was not
“It just came out,” Sykes said,
“because I'd just gotten married, so instead of speaking as a
supporter, I was, you know, speaking as one of the, I guess, victims.
It just happened.”
“But was the fallout positive after
“Yeah. Funny though, because like
being [an] African-American celebrity who's out, they started
treating me like a unicorn. We've never seen one of you before! I
guess me and RuPaul, that's it,” Sykes joked. (The video is
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