“I’m proud to be a black woman, and I’m proud to be gay,” she continued, saying, “We took a huge leap forward [in electing Barack Obama] and then got dragged about 12 steps back. Our community was attacked.”
“If we had equal rights, we shouldn’t have to be standing out here demanding something that we automatically should have as citizens of this country,” Sykes said. “I said, ‘You know what, now I gotta get in your face.’ And that’s what we have to do now. They have pissed off the wrong group of people!”
Sykes, who currently co-stars on The New Adventures of Old Christine, wed her wife on October 25.