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Idris Elba and Raven-Symoné Gay? Other Outed Celebs


 Gay Rumors Hit Raven-Symoné and Idris Elba

Are Idris Elba and Raven-Symoné the latest celebs to be yanked out of the closet? That’s the rumor that’s swirling after two separate gay reports surfaced this week. On Wednesday, The National Enquirer, which has always been a trusted news source for gullible grandmas and housewives, ran a story on Raven-Symoné alleging that she is a lesbian. Following that, a popular gossip blog, which has also been known for its ridiculous rumors, published it, leading many to believe it was accurate. “Sources close to Raven say she’s GAY and has shacked up with AzMarie Livingston, the androgynous beauty seen on “America’s Next Top Model,” said the site. “The two are living together in Raven’s luxury $11,00-a-month New York City condo. She’s at a point now where she doesn’t care what her family thinks, and she’s in love with AzMarie. She’s a lesbian and wants to live that way.”


Given the questionable credibility of both the tabloid and gossip rag, the accuracy of the Raven-Symoné gay story is still unsure. In January however, Raven posed for the famed “No H8” campaign, a movement to protest Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California. Nevertheless, her participation in the campaign could simply mean that she supports equal rights, not that she’s a lesbian.

In similar “outed” news, a fake tweet from celebrity site TMZ sparked rumors this week that British actor Idris Elba was gay. “Report: Actor Idris Elba caught leaving Gay club in London … Story Developing,” read the tweet. For Twitter users crafty enough to check the celeb site’s page however, the tweet was exposed as a fraud and was never actually published by the celeb news organization.

In addition to Raven-Symoné and Idris Elba’s reported “outing,” a number of celebs have been forced to face gay rumors. Check out a list of gay celebs who were either forced out the closet or came out willingly on their own. –danielle canada

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