Kehlani’s coming out is a little bit of magic for this Friday of the pandemic. A Friday of losses. A Friday of many Fridays in a year of nameless days. At 25, the artist, activist and mom has also let us know that she’s a lesbian.

In their coming out (such a crude term, I feel), Kehlani said that they were lucky to have gone many years “under the radar” as “straight passing.”

I know what they mean by this. They means that people who ‘look straight’ (read: cisnormative) are less likely to face retaliation in their daily personal and…

Ray Levy Uyeda

Bay Area based writer and poet. Retweets: @raylevyuyeda

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