Wanda Sykes confirms she's a lesbian

Posted on 16 Nov 2008 at 8:15am

In September, I did my best to get a straight answer from Wanda Sykes about her sexual identity. Now it’s official: The New York Times says Sykes got hitched to her wife on Oct. 25.

In Las Vegas, the comedian Wanda Sykes surprised a crowd of more than 1,000 rallying outside a gay community center by announcing that she is gay and had wed her wife in California on Oct. 25. Ms. Sykes, who divorced her husband of seven years in 1998, had never publicly discussed her sexual orientation but said the passage of Proposition 8 had propelled her to be open about it.

“I felt like I was being attacked, personally attacked — our community was attacked,” she told the crowd.

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