I didn’t grow up seeing stories of women in love. The books, magazine articles and movies I saw, all included a man and a woman. Imagine my excitement when I started seeing more same-sex couples in the media, especially famous lesbians. While seeing famous women publicly honoring, loving and supporting their female partners, I had to admit, I was always especially excited to see a black lesbian among them—someone like me!
Below is a gallery of famous black women and the women who love them! If I’m missing a couple, please let me know and I’ll happily add them. Click any picture to scroll through the gallery.
This couple met on the set of Orange is the New Black. Samira plays Poussey, one of the prisoners, and Lauren actually discovered her latent lesbianism while writing for the show.
Queen Latifah, actress, musician and talk show host has always kept her love life private, but this summer, the photogs snapped photos of her kissing girlfriend Eboni Nichols while on an Italian vacation.
One of our favorite ABC News anchorwomen Robin Roberts finally revealed that her longtime girlfriend, Amber Laign, has supported her during her recent bout with cancer.
Wanda Sykes, a comedienne and actress, is happily married to her wife, Alex. They are parents to twins Alex and Lucas.
Basketball player Seimone Augustus had been with Michelle LaTaya Varner for five years, when they got engaged in 2012. They had hopes of legally marrying in their adopted state of Minnesota.
Rapper Angel Haze made it clear this summer that her relationship with model Ireland Baldwin (whose famous dad is Alec Baldwin) goes beyond friendship. She told one paper, “We f**k and friends don’t f**k.”
After dating for two months, basketball players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson got engaged this summer.
Singer and reality start Monifah Carter and Terez Thorpe made history in June when their wedding became the first African American lesbian wedding to be televised.
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