Must Take Confidence: Black Men Who Played Homosexual Characters On Screen

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Gay, Hollyweird, News
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Black Actors Who Played Gay Male Characters

It's no question that the Black community has had to deal with plenty of homophobia, making some feel uncomfortable about coming out or showing their true selves. However, some Black men have shed the fear in order to portray gay characters either in movies or TV shows. So let's take a look and tip our caps to these guys.
Angels in America Jeffrey Wright - He played a gay AIDS patient on Angels In America on Broadway and reprised the role opposite Al Pacino for Showtime.
fifth_element_xl_02--film-A Chris Tucker - He played an over-the-top flamboyant celebrity from the future. It didn't go over too well with critics.
627 Andra Fuller - He's a gay character on L.A. Confidential that the ladies still swoon over.
the-wire-omar-michael Michael K. Williams - As Omar on The Wire, he was the most bada$$ gay character of all time.
tumblr_m0ufcwE4wC1qgfe3m Wesley Snipes - He played a cross-dresser in To Wong Fu, which was a brave departure from the action star he usually plays.
Friday After Next, Terry Crews - He played a recently-released convict obsessed with man booty. Not quite the most poignant role ever.
MV5BOTYwNDM5NzU2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwOTU1NDc2._V1._SX485_SY317_ The Rock - He played a gay bodyguard in Be Cool. He also wanted to be a country music star. It was a bold move for a guy whose reputation is being tough to play a gay character. Kudos.
janet Omari Hardwick - He played a down low brother in For Colored Girls in what many are calling his breakout role.
Six-Degrees-of-Separation-starring-Will-Smith-04-640x330 Will Smith - His first role was as a gay scam artist more than 20 years ago. Who would have thought it would lead to where he is now?

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