Patti Outed Luther... But That Wasn't the Bad Part

Last week, Patti LaBelle confirmed for the world that Luther Vandross was gay on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”

Some people have said that it wasn’t her place to out him... others weren’t surprised and said that wasn’t even news.

But all I could think was the same thing that this article in The Grio said… it was sad that he even had to hide it in the first place.  It's easier in the world we live in now to wonder why he never came out, but check out the article to get some perspective on why he might not have felt like he was able to do so back then and take a good, hard look at where we are now.

May Luther continue to rest in peace and may we all continue to still love his beautiful voice and the music he left us.

Jeanne Sparrow


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