Gay internet, rejoice! More queer celebrity visibility! If you scroll quickly through your Instagram, mindlessly double tapping like I do, you might’ve overlooked this post:
#OdeToLVAActingExercises LOLITA….Lolita….LIGHT of my LIFE….LIGHT of my LIFE…FIRE of my LOINS… FIRE of my LOINS…MY SIN….My SIN….MY SOUL…My SOUL….The tip of the TONGUE….the tip of the TONGUE….Takes a trip down the PALETTE…. takes a trip down the PALETTE….To tap lightly at THREE….To Tap LIGHTLY At THREE….LO…Lo…LI…Li…TA…Ta #StillRingsTrue #AlwaysMORENeverLESSISaidYES #SheFeedsMySOUL #IWasLookingAtHERAndFoundMyJOY #ImHavingAPrivateParty #LoveOfMyLIFEYouAreMyFriend #AllIHadToDoWasTurnAround @chef_shonda #ILoveYouMoreThanWORDS
It just seems like a relatively basic quote. Right? But further inspection will show that this post is extremely queer. Like, two-women-getting-engaged queer! Read the hashtags: #IWasLookingAtHERAndFoundMyJOY.
Now scroll through the photo gallery. It gets increasingly gay. And ends on an engagement ring! *bangs fists on table and chants* One of us! One of us!
So it looks like Rutina Wesley and Chef Shonda are engaged. How insanely gorgeous are they together?
To have a Black bisexual woman in the public sphere is incredible. One Instagram user @akia_c expressed this in the comments section of Rutina’s bi pride post: “One of the reasons I love Nova so much is she is a black queer woman just living her life and as a black gay woman who is just trying to live her life…. you just don’t know what that means to see that reflected in a show like Queen Sugar. Thanks for that. ❤️” Visibility matters. It changes lives.
Congrats, Rutina and Shonda! GO Mag wishes you all the best. You inspire us. You’re cute AF. And welcome to the club.