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Niecy Nash insists she wasn't "coming out" of the closet when she exchanged vows with stud lesbian singer, Jessica Betts.

The 50-year-old actress and comedian insists her relationship with Jessica has nothing to do with her gender.

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The Reno 911! star tied the knot with the singer, months after divorcing her 2nd husband Jay Tucker in March.

She announced her relationship status in a post on social media last month, revealing her new name.

"Mrs. Carol Denise Betts," she captioned an Instagram photo.

 

Niecy was also wed to Don Nash, the father of her three kids, from 1994 to 2007. Ironically, Jessica sang at Niecy's wedding when she exchanged vows with Tucker in 2011.

Jessica, 38, sang to Niecy when she guest-starred on an episode of Claws in 2018.

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Now Niecy reveals she never hid her sexuality and she isn't "coming out" of the closet because she was never in one.

"(My marriage) has absolutely nothing to do with gender and it has everything to do with her soul," Niecy tells People magazine. "She is the most beautiful soul I have ever met in my life."

Niecy, Carol Denise Ensley, stopped short of admitted she is bisexual.

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"I was not suppressing my sexuality my whole life," she said. "I love who I love. At one point in my life, I married twice and I love those people. And today I love this person. I've done everything I wanted to do on my own terms and my own way. So my choice now in a partner has nothing to do with who I've always been. It's a matter of who I am in this moment."

And Niecy doesn't consider her wedding announcement a "coming out" moment, adding, "It's rather a going into myself and being honest about who I love. And I'm not limiting myself on what that love is supposed to look like."

Niecy and Jessica first connected on social media in 2015, when Nash was married to Tucker.

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"(Jessica) and I were friends, but I never saw her as someone I would date," Nash recalls, recalling that she had a change of heart after the couple split. "But we began to see each other in a way we never had before."

Jessica is best known as the winner of Missy Elliott's Road to Stardom reality competition series in 2005.

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Avery Wilson came out as bisexual in a dramatic way on his 25th birthday on Saturday, July 18. The Voice season 3 contestant announced his sexual lifestyle in a tweet.

"I'm bisexual. Ok bye," the singer/dancer tweeted.

When one of his followers questioned his bisexuality as a cover for his homosexuality, Wilson replied: "There is no [in] between for me sir. I like woman and men ! The bus stops here stop trying to paint your narrative on others . WHOS NEXT !?"

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Wilson, far right, is pictured with singers (L-R) Tony Terry, Tevin Campbell and Freddie Jackson at the 2019 Black Music Honors near Atlanta in 2019.

Wilson was born in Hamden, Connecticut and grew up in a 2-parent household. His dad encouraged his singing talent and entered the 9 year old in open mic nights at one of the 14 McDonald's he oversaw as regional director of operations.

Wilson was first discovered by singer/producer Sean Garrett who began managing him in 2011. Wilson appeared on season 3 of The Voice when he was 16. He performed on team Cee Lo Green and made it to the knockouts.

Wilson was a favorite to win but he was eliminated in Oct. 2012 after he performed "Yeah X3." His performance got the attention of Clive Davis who signed Wilson to a record deal at RCA Records.

Wilson's surprise announcement inspired other bisexuals to speak their minds on Twitter.

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Ruby Rose (left) praised her Batwoman replacement Javicia Leslie as she reacted to the groundbreaking news on Instagram on Wednesday.

Following the announcement that the "God Friended Me" actress was cast in the role abandoned by Ruby last month, the Australian actress took to the social media site to congratulate Javicia.

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"OMG!! This is amazing!! I am so glad Batwoman will be played by an amazing Black woman. I want to congratulate Javicia Leslie on taking over the bat cape. You are walking into an amazing cast and crew. I can't wait to watch season 2 you are going to be amazing!!"

Ruby, 34, quit the show after just one season, amid poor television ratings and criticism over her casting as Batwoman.

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Ruby's casting as the female Caped Crusader drew so much criticism that she deleted her Twitter account in disgust.

Viewers complained that the openly lesbian actress wasn't "gay enough" for the role and she was a terrible actress.

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Meanwhile, Javicia, 33, shared a Deadline.com article about her casting on her own Instagram page, writing: "For all of the little black girls dreaming to be a superhero one day... it's possible!"
 

In a statement about her new gig earlier in the day, Javicia said: "I am extremely proud to be the first black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show, which has been such a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community."

Batwoman premiered last year with Ruby making history as TV's first openly gay superhero.

According to reports, Javicia's character Ryan Wilder replaces from Ruby's Kate Kane when she goes missing. The new season will premiere on television in January, 2021.

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Insiders say this West Coast socialite recently broke up with her boyfriend after she found out he was keeping company with another man.

Sources say the former model, who once dated an A-list rap and fashion mogul, caught her man slipping earlier this year.

She booted him from their home but he reportedly pleaded with her to take him back. So she did.

But friends continued to blow up her cellphone with photos, receipts and other evidence that he wasn't where he said he would be -- he was at another man's home instead.

The single mother reportedly told a friend she has her children to think about, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Diva unfollowed her former lover on social media and posted cryptic messages that seemed to confirm the rumors.

This former reality TV star is no stranger to same-sex relationships. She once dated a butch stud who could pass for her ex-boyfriend's twin sister.
 

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In news you already knew: Rosario Dawson, girlfriend of failed presidential candidate Cory Booker, has come out as bisexual, after insisting she wasn't same-sex oriented.

The 40-year-old actress sparked rumors about her sexual orientation back in 2018, when she wrote during Pride Month: "Happy pride month! Sending love to my fellow lgbtq+ homies."

But while many people took the tweet to be a coming out announcement, Rosario told Bustle that she never meant it that way, insisting she has never had a same-sex relationship with a woman.

"People kept saying that I (came out)… I didn't do that," she said. "I mean, it's not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out. I mean, I guess I am now."

The Sin City star added: "I've never had a relationship in that space, so it's never felt like an authentic calling to me."

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Rosario has been dating Booker since last year after he announced he was running for president. Twitter users cracked jokes at the odd couple's expense, saying Booker is a down-low closeted man and Dawson was his beard.

Many predicted the couple would announce their break up after Booker dropped out of the race. But the public ridicule only brought them closer together.

Reflecting on their relationship, Dawson said: "It's the first time I felt like I had to be responsible about my choice of love, which is a challenging thing to do. If you fall in love, you fall in love. But there's another aspect I had to consider: what this meant in (putting) a microscope on my family and particularly on my daughter." The actress adopted daughter Isabella, now 17, back in 2014.

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Dawson is being sued by her former employee - a female-to-male trans, who accused Dawson and her mother, Isabel (pictured left), of assault, misgendering and deadnaming.
 

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Last year, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey's daughter, Noelle Robinson, made a shocking announcement on an episode of the Bravo reality show.

Noelle, 20, told her mother she goes both ways.

If you thought the confession was just a PR stunt for the show, you were wrong. According to AceShowBiz, Noelle brought her girlfriend, Alexis Powell, to dinner to meet Cynthia and her fiancé Mike Hill. The group was joined by Mike's daughters Kayla and Ashlee.

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Cynthia expressed her support for Noelle, saying, "I just want you to be happy, Noelle. If you meet an amazing young lady - that's a blessing. If you meet an amazing young man - that's a blessing. As long as they're good people and they love and support you."

Alexis is a Howard graduate and a filmmaker/media personality by trade, according to her social media bio.

Alexis used to be a lipstick lesbian in college. She has since turned into a butch stud (male-identified lesbian).

Cynthia raised Noelle as a single mother until she met and married reality TV personality and scammer Peter Thomas. Noelle's father is hunky actor Leon.

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Aaron Hernandez's fiancée spoke publicly for the first time since a documentary floated the theory that Hernandez committed murder to conceal his undercover bisexual lifestyle.

In an interview with Good Morning America that aired on Wednesday morning, Shayanna Jenkins said she was not aware that Hernandez was bisexual. She said she "would not have loved him differently" if he had opened up to her about his desire for men.

"Although I have a child with Aaron, I still can't tell you how he was feeling inside," she said. "No one can."

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The former New England Patriots wide receiver was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2015 for the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in 2013.

The three-part Netflix series "Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez," aired in the U.S. on Jan. 15. The documentary theorized that Hernandez killed his friend because he feared Lloyd was gossiping about his bisexuality.

Hernandez killed himself in his Massachusetts prison cell in 2017.
 

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Lena Waithe (right) has reportedly left her life partner Alana Mayo for another woman. According to gossip blog Bossip.com, a source confirmed Waithe, 35, and Harriet actress Cynthia Erivo (left) are living together.

Waithe's publicist announced the split in a statement to People.com on Wednesday.

"After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways," the statement read. "We have nothing but support for one another and ask that you respect our privacy during this time."

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Mayo (left) is pictured with Waithe during happier times. The two women dated for three years before tying the knot in a quickie same-sex union in a San Francisco courthouse in August.

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Erivo, 33, made no secret about her love for the "Queen & Slim" Waithe in social media posts.

In one photo, the actress wrote: "I finally found my sis. Lena you are absolutely everything. You are perfection. What a meeting of minds, glad to have you in my life! Stuck like glue !!! SHINE QUEEN SHINE!!"

The British actress, who was born under the Capricorn star sign, has earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet (2019).

Erivo was previously involved in a relationship with British actor Dean John-Wilson. After dating three years, she dumped him for actor Mario Martinez.

Like she did with Waithe, she expressed her love for Martinez in an Instagram post on Valentine's Day 2019.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Erivo gushed:

"He chased me," she said. "The last time, I was not with my ex anymore -- except this time he did not ask. He just walked up to me and gave me a kiss."

Friends say Waithe pursued Erivo because she gets a thrill from turning out heterosexual women. The male-identified lesbian reportedly told one source, "[Cynthia's] man can't do what I can do for her."

Erivo moved on quickly with Waithe when she opened Hollywood doors and helped her score coveted acting roles.

Waithe was raised by her single mother and grandmother on the South Side of Chicago. Her parents divorced when she was only 3. She never knew her father.
 

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Filmmaker J.J. Abrams, left, praised geriatric actor Billy Dee Williams after the 82-year-old spoke openly about being gender fluid.

In an interview with Esquire magazine, Williams, who first appeared in the Star Wars franchise in 1980 movie The Empire Strikes Back, explained that he uses both male and female pronouns when referring to himself.

"I'm a very soft person. I'm not afraid to show that side of myself," Williams said. "I never tried to be anything except myself. I think of myself as a relatively colorful character who doesn't take himself or herself too seriously."

"And you see I say 'himself' and 'herself,' because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine," he added.

Speaking with entertainment TV show Extra, Abrams, who directs the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in which Williams reprises his role as Lando Calrissian, celebrated the actor as the "absolute greatest".

"I think, honestly, that comment and whatever he meant by it, it speaks to his openness," Abrams gushed. "He has such an amazing life experience and he is such a wonderful guy to talk to in-between takes because he will just start referencing relationships he's had with these legends in music and film and dance and theater."

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Abrams added: "No one has a smile like Billy Dee and to have him, to get to work with him at all, has been such a joy. He is just the sweetest."

But not everyone is happy about the actor's revelation. Many of his elderly female fans believe the actor is going senile. They wish he had taken his secret to the grave with him.

Younger Black women complain that Hollywood is turning eligible straight men against them by offering juicy movie roles and other perks to actors who come out as homosexual or trans.

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Elderly women everywhere were shocked at the news that actor heartthrob Billy Dee Williams came out of the closet as a "gender fluid" cross-dresser who possibly goes both ways.

"I'm a very soft person. I'm not afraid to show that side of myself," Williams said in an interview with Esquire to promote his latest film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

"I never tried to be anything except myself. I think of myself as a relatively colorful character who doesn't take himself or herself too seriously,” said Williams, 82.

"And you see I say 'himself' and 'herself,' because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine," he added.

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Williams is best known for his role in Lady Sings the Blues (1972) alongside Diana Ross, who played legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday.

The suave and debonair actor made the ladies swoon when he uttered his infamous line to Ross: "You want my arm to fall off?".

 

Williams is also known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars trilogy.

Williams said the role he's most proud of is his Emmy-nominated performance as Gale Sayers in the 1971 TV movie Brian's Song.

"It was a love story, really," he told Esquire. "Between two guys. Without sex. It ended up being a kind of breakthrough in terms of racial division."

Gender fluid - a term unheard of before the Obama-era - is said to exist on a gender spectrum that changes with mood from day to day.

For example, someone who identifies as "gender fluid" or "non-binary" may feel they are a mix of both male or female. They may dress manly one day while sashaying in feminine wear the next.

The Obama-era ushered in new words and terms to describe old sexual preferences and sexual identities. The goal of the Obama administration's leftist angenda was to normalize and remove the stigma surrounding sexual identities, including homosexuality, cross-dressing, and pedophilia.
 

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Teyana Taylor drops sultry new single and music video "Morning" featuring Kehlani. The new track is the latest offering from her upcoming project, titled THE ALBUM, the the long-awaited follow-up to Teyana's instant classic KTSE.

The brand new single and steamy video are both available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings.

The multi-talented 28-year-old R&B superstar and Harlem native juggles her active life as a mother, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, and model.

The entire music video is a steamy make out session with Kehlani, 24. Teyana, who is openly bisexual, writhes and gyrates on fellow bisexual singer Kehlani, as she sings:

    I ain't here to play no games
    I'm gonna give it to you just how you want it
    You can call me crazy
    Maybe you just drive me crazy
    When you touch on it.

"Morning" is the second advance track from THE ALBUM, following up the R&B smash "How You Want It? (HYWI?)" featuring up-and-coming rapper King Combs.
 

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Tank is baffled over the homophobic responses to his statement that one man giving another man oral sex does not make either man a homosexual.

It all started when Tank sat down with The Breakfast Club's Angele Yee to promote his new album, Elevation, that dropped today (Oct 25).

Tank described a scenario in which one man samples another man's penis, and then decides it was not to his liking. In that situation, Tank says, sampling the man's penis - even twice to make sure - does not make him a homosexual.

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"He sucked a d**k once, right? Then, he's like I'm not sure if I liked it or not. Let me try it again, and then he says, 'You know what? It's not for me. Don't like the taste.' See what I'm saying?"

Tank continued: "It doesn't mean he's gay. It means he sucked d**k twice. The art of being gay is being gay. It's a continuous state of being."

The 43-year-old Capricorn dropped by The Breakfast Club on Friday to continue the discussion.

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Tank, pictured here with lesbian rapper Siya, was baffled that women are frequently given a pass when they "explore" other women's vaginas, but men are considered homosexual when they "explore" another man's penis.

"There's an exploration process. And this speaks to the double standard," said Tank. "Women are allowed to explore and play and do all of these things and they don't get boxed into a thing. And I think for men, there's a scary thing as it pertains to being gay."

Tank argued that men should be given a pass when they choose to explore another man's body in order to form an opinion on whether they prefer to go both ways.
 

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Women dating or marrying a bisexual man used to be taboo. But thanks to the hard work of LGBT activists and their allies, times have changed.

A 2016 survey by Glamour magazine found that almost two-thirds of women "wouldn't date a man who has had sex with another man."

Socialite Amber Rose, who is bisexual herself, once said she would have a problem dating a bisexual man.

"Personally — no judgment — I wouldn't be comfortable," she said during a Facebook Q&A. "I just wouldn't be comfortable with it and I don't know why."

But recent studies show women are increasingly warming up to the idea of dating bisexual men.

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Researchers in Australia interviewed 79 women in relationships with bisexual men. The researchers found that bisexual men were better in bed and more caring long-term partners and fathers.

The women who took part in the Australian study said they could not go back to dating straight men after being with bisexual men.

According to the women, straight men carried more emotional and misogynistic baggage.

The reasons were varied. The researchers found that bi men were more open to experimenting in bed. Whereas straight men were most likely to question their own masculinity if a woman asked them to engage in less heteronormative sexual acts, such as anal penetration by their women partners.

"Their partners had to question their masculinity and sexuality," Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli tells The Independent. "Because of this, [bisexual men] were far more sensitive and desired to establish an equitable relationship. They were far more respectful. They were keen fathers and wanted to set up equitable gender relationships in the home."

The women found themselves exploring BDSM, polyamory, and were themselves encouraged to explore same-sex relationships, although most women chose not to go down that path.

However, it would be a mistake to paint relationships between bisexual men and women as black and white utopias, says Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli, who added that bi men are still subjected to "incredible stigmatization, marginalization, and discrimination for their bisexuality."

"One example was of a man who basically married his female partner to cover his same-sex attractions," says Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli.

"He did, however, go overseas and brought his male partner back. He threatened her not to say anything to their religious and ethnic community, and she basically became their housekeeper and for the mother of his children."

Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli says the lack of LGBT sex education in schools is partly to blame for these issues between women and bisexual men and why this pairing is poorly understood.

Still, Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli said, "We had some women who said that after dating a bi man, they could never go back to dating a straight man."

"Bisexual men were more open to designing a relationship that works for them, rather than a straight man who would come in with certain assumptions of what that relationship should be."

She adds: "You always end up getting more than what normative society sets as what a relationship should be."

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Malik Yoba says he is planning to file lawsuits against bloggers and "media outlets" that ran the teen transgender prostitute story.

In an interview with Ryan Cameron on Majic 107.5 on Thursday, Sept. 5, Yoba lashed out at bloggers who ran the trans prostitute's story "without proof".

In a Facebook post titled "Surviving Malik Yoba: We had sex, when I was just a teen," Mariah Lopez Ebony said Yoba paid for sexual favors when Ebony was 13 and 16 years old.

But Yoba, 55, told Ryan he didn't even know who Ebony was.

Still, he said he was "considering" suing bloggers who ran the story - not the person who put the story out there. He claimed the scandal has already cost him money and bookings.

Yoba defended his earlier statement that he was attracted to male to female transgenders. He also dismissed critics who say he is gay or homosexual.

Yoba insisted he is not homosexual. He admitted he was molested when he was a boy. Childhood molestation is a common link among homosexuals.

He said heterosexuals gave birth to transgenders, which is why he wants heterosexuals to participate in a transgender workshop he's hosting at the National Trans Visibility March in Washington, D.C. later this month.

"I love all women," he said, adding that no one has slept with more women than he has.

He said he made the announcement because too many people who look like him are dying in the streets.

He said he realized he was attracted to lady boys when he was a teenager.

He also suggested his baby mama was untruthful when she said he didn't prepare her or their 2 children for his shocking revelation.

He denied her claim that he in a romantic relationship with transgender activist Carmen Carrera.
 

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Malik Yoba is making the rounds doing radio interviews after shocking his fans by coming out as a "heterosexual" man who is attracted to male to female (MtF) transgenders.

In an interview with Atlanta's V-103 Morning culture on Wednesday, Sept. 4, Yoba told host Big Tigger that he is not a homosexual because he is attracted to "all women".

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In a separate radio interview with Claudia Jordan - host of The Morning Rush With Claudia on 105.7 in Dallas - Yoba took it a step further, saying, "I love women with breasts and penises."

During the same interview, Yoba, 55, denied paying a teenage transgender for sex 20 years ago. Both interviews are posted below.