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Intimate Realness w. Meka Rae and Renair: Labels in the LGBT Community Pt. 2

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Last month we discussed labels in the LGBT community. The conversation was so full that we knew had to continue the conversation with a part 2. Recently, Raven Simone was featured on Oprah's Where are they Now. 

This is her take on labels"

"I don't want to be labeled 'gay,'" Raven says. "I want to be labeled 'a human who loves humans.'"

In fact, Raven tells Oprah that she rejects the notion of labels completely in all areas of her life. "I'm tired of being labeled," she says. "I'm an American. I'm not an African-American; I'm an American."

The link to portions of the episode and the write up is included below.

How do you feel about that label gay, lesbian, stud, femme, pillow princess, etc? Do those labels define who you are as a human being? Are they acceptable in society? Do they affect your sex life or your relatioships? Lets talk about it!