Speaking to Piers Morgan on his US television chat show this
week, the Emmy Award winning actress said that gay people generally
endure more inequality in 2011.
"I'm not talking about the history of black people, of African
Americans. I'm talking about at this point right now… I don't know
of organizations and groups like Focus on the Family and such
anti-gay organizations who are putting up so much money - millions
and millions of dollars - into stopping me from, you know, being
black or telling me I can't exercise my blackness," she said.
"There's no equality. There's no equality for the LGBT
The comments come just months after America's leading gay
magazine, The Advocate, declared that 'Gay is the new black' when
it comes to modern civil rights issues.