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Queen Latifah, UPTOWN

ARI MICHELSON

Queen Latifah is speaking out in support of the gay community.

In a new interview with Uptown magazine, the 45-year-old actress reveals her support for marriage equality. "People's ideas in general are antiquated when it comes to who you love. We haven't moved as quickly as we probably should. And the reality is that there's always been gay people in the black community, so it's not foreign to us. And not just as a black community but just a society as a whole," Latifah says.

Latifah adds, "Who you choose to marry is really up to you and it's not something you should be judged on. I don't find being gay or lesbian to be a character flaw. Couples should be protected under the laws of this country period. It actually angers me."

Queen Latifah, UPTOWN

ARI MICHELSON

Latifah also gave her thoughts on Bill Cosby and the myriad of sexual assault allegations against him.

"It's unfortunate because he has done so much in terms of entertainment, culture and black folks," she says. "But right is right and wrong is wrong. All these women, all these stories, it's just—what a big stain on such an amazing career."

As for how she feels about her talk show being canceled back in November after just two seasons, Latifah says, "Obviously it was disappointing but I don't look at these things as catastrophic failures. We have a lot going on in our company alone, so I'm not worried about my next job opportunity."