To me, doing a gay pride show is one of the most fun things. My first show that paid more than $10,000 was in a gay club on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. When people are going through hatred and bullying, the biggest thing to fight that is love… So that’s all I encouraged my audience to do that night: to share their light and share their love. Period.
— Queen Latifah talking to Entertainment Weekly about rumors that her recent appearance at the Long Beach Pride Festival meant she was coming out as a lesbian