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You might remember comedian Marsha Warfield from her famous roles in “Night Court” and “Empty Nest.” According to The Root, she recently spoke about Patti LaBelle revealing that Luther Vandross was gay. Also talked about how in the Black community they embrace, “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”

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Warfield on Facebook wrote a message explaining that when she came out to her mother she requested that she not come out until she passed away. She said, “The fear of the judgment of strangers and their holier-than-thou “shoulds” was at least as big of a burden to bear. But the “shoulds” that “should” matter don’t. Nobody should have to hide their sexuality. No parent should ask their child to. There should be no shame in being gay. And, I ain’t mad at Patti LaBelle. I’m mad at the people who are.”

Many criticized LaBelle for talking about Vandross. Warfield is happy that she can live her truth and isn’t ashamed of it. Lastly Warfield’s message is, “Let someone you love be free.”

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