08/06/2010- by Natasia Langfelder
Here’s a fun photo of Queen Latifah, in a bathing suit on a yacht in France holding ‘personal trainer’ Jeanette Jenkins. Jenkins has been the Queen’s personal trainer for about ten years now and the two own a home together. Come OUT Queen Latifah or do you think you are too good to be a lesbian?
I’ve been criticized for being disappointed with Queen Latifah for not coming out of the closet and supporting LGBT civil rights. With President Obama setting a “separate but equal” standard for same-sex couples, we need as many visible LGBT celebrities as possible. It’s sad but true, in our celebrity obsessed culture pro-lgbt rights celebrities have a huge influence. Queen Latifah would make the biggest difference in the African-American community, where there is still a lot of homophobia. Mediatakeout.com, the most popular urban gossip website, posted pics of the two women and although there were some messages that supported the couple, there were a lot that were anti-gay and are calling Latifah a “man.” Maybe if she had come out in the 90s, they wouldn’t be calling her a man now.