Janell Monáe Comes out as a 'Queer Black Woman in America' - NECN

Janell Monáe Comes out as a 'Queer Black Woman in America'

Monáe, who rose to fame as a performer in 2010 behind her first full-length studio album The ArchAndroid, in recent years has branched out into acting

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