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Janell Monáe Comes out as a 'Queer Black Woman in America'

Monáe, who rose to fame as a performer in 2010 behind her first full-length studio album The ArchAndroid, in recent years has branched out into acting

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    Actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star in the Golden Globe-nominated film "Hidden Figures," alongside Jim Parsons, Kevin Costner and producer Pharrell Williams. They discuss female black empowerment from the point of view of Katherine Johnson - a black physicist and mathematician whose work contributed to the first manned space orbit around Earth. The film hits theaters Christmas day.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 10, 2017)

    Actress and recording artist Janell Monáe says she identifies as a "queer black woman in America" in a revealing new profile in Rolling Stones.

    "Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf-----,"she says. Monáe initially identified as bisexual, but said she later read about pansexuality. "These are things that I identify with too.' I'm open to learning more about who I am."

    Monáe, who rose to fame as a performer in 2010 behind her first full-length studio album The ArchAndroid, in recent years has branched out into acting, most recently performing in "Hidden Figures" and the 2016 Oscar winner "Moonlight."


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