Ever since bursting onto the scene in 2014, R&B superstar Kehlani has proudly worn her queerness on her sleeve — and now, she's ready to honestly talk about her status as an LGBTQ icon.
On Tuesday (April 6), The Advocate unveiled their new cover story on the 25-year-old star, where she spoke about being a mother, her success, and her queer identity. Throughout the new interview, Kehlani made clear that while she identifies as queer and uses "she/they" pronouns, she still has plenty of advantages in her life as a “cisgender-presenting, straight-presenting” woman.
“I have a lot of privilege,” Kehlani said. "I think a lot of artists who we talk about and say, ‘Oh, they had to come out or they had to do this,’ a lot of them can’t hide it. A lot of it is very [much] in how they present ... It’s tougher for trans artists. It’s tougher for Black gay men. It’s tougher for Black masculine gay women.”