At the Las Vegas rally for Proposition 8 yesterday, comedian and Adventures of New Christine ingenue Wanda Sykes told a massive crowd of onlookers that she’d gotten married on October 25…to a woman. After divorcing her husband in 1998, many had hoped Sykes would break up Larry David’s marriage and claim him for her own. While it looks like that hilarious coupling will never come to pass, we wish the brilliant Sykes all the happiness in the world. Here’s what she told the crowd:
“You know, I don’t really talk about my sexual orientation. I didn’t feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life…Everybody that knows me personally they know I’m gay. But that’s the way people should be able to live their lives…Now, I gotta get in their face. I’m proud to be a woman. I’m proud to be a black woman, and I’m proud to be gay.”
ON LENO TALKING ABOUT PALIN & OTHER SORDID TOPICS
Speaking of Sarah Palin, um, if you want to see something gross, take a look at this interview she gives at the local turkey slaughterhouse. CAUTION: Really gross. Turkeys are slaughtered on camera just feet away. Happy Turkey Day!
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.