10 Black Actresses Who Have Played Gay or Shared a Kiss or Two on Screen.

Set it Off, Jada Pinkett,  Queen Latifah

1. Whoopi Goldberg-The Color Purple

2. Nia Long – “If these Walls Could Talk Two”

In the film Long plays a lesbian feminist in the early 70’s.



3. Nicole Ari Parker – The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love


4. Queen Latifah – “Set It Off”


How can we ever forget Latifah’s role in this film.  She plays a hard yet lovable stud by the name of Cleo.

5. Kerry Washington – “She Hate Me” & “Life is Hot in CrackTown”

Kerry, Kerry, Kerry. Ohh how the lesbians love Kerry, but that’s a different conversion for another time. Before she hit it big playing Olivia Pope on Scandal, Washington played a confused bi-sexual in ‘She Hate Me’.


6. Adepero Oduye – Pariah


We recently saw Adepero Oduye in “12 Years A Slave’ as Eliza but before her role in the Steve McQueen directed drama she played a young lesbian in Pariah.

7. Jennifer Beal – “The ‘L’ Word”


Lesbians know her at the dominating Bette Porter on the ‘L Word’. Others know her as that chick dancing along to “She’s a Maniac’ in “Flashdance”, classic!


8. Taraj P. Henson – “Smokin’ Aces”



9. Gabriel Union – “Running With Scissors”

Union plays the lover of dysfunctional main character Annette Bening.

Gabrielle Union Running With Scissors

10. Jada Pinkett-Smith – “The Women” & “Enter The Matrix”