Thursday, 28 June 2012

LIVING HER LIFE: Diana King says she loves girls, “I am not seeking anyone’s approval.”

After years of hiding her true self from the world, celebrated singer Diana King, 41, has come out as a lesbian. In a lengthy and impassioned letter to her fans, the “Shy Guy” songstress confesses that a fear of rejection held her captive all her life, but now she’s finally breaking free. Since King’s revelation, the Internet streets have been inundated with a flood of reactions running the gamut from genuinely jaw-dropping shock to the casual eye-roll and “Who cares?”

As could be expected, it’s a polarizing issue. (Sidebar: Does this means Diana is Jamaica’s first openly gay entertainer?)

On a more serious note, however, the singer’s courageous coming-out has again brought into sharp focus the twin matters of sex and sexuality, which have always been cast under the taboo umbrella. Then there's Jamaica’s perpetually homophobic climate which, to say the very least, remains itself.

In the meantime, personally, I highly doubt this bold confession of hers will dramatically alter the arc of Diana King's career, but there are those who will now perceive her differently. That's the reality.

Below, excerpts from Diana’s letter:


My name is DIANA EUGENA KING, known to most as DIANA KING. My fans call me KingSinga. I AM … WOMAN … MOTHER ... AUNT … JAMAICAN … AMERICAN ... INTERNATIONAL ARTIST ... SINGER ... SONGWRITER ... BAND LEADER … FRIEND ... LOVER ... ENTREPRENEUR ... GODDESS among other things. AND YES… I AM A LESBIAN, the answer to my most asked INDIRECT question. I welcome the "WHO CARES" right now.

I answer now, not because it's anyone's business BUT because IT FEELS RIGHT WITH my SOUL, and I believe by not answering or hiding it all these years somehow makes it appear as if I AM ASHAMED OF IT or THAT I BELIEVE IT IS WRONG. I FEEL NEITHER OF THOSE THINGS … or I would have grown my hair. But all kidding aside, I AM a private person, but sometimes one has to step outside of their comfort zone to GROW. This here, that I'm doing, is my road. Not everyone will OR is required to travel this way. Some people will carry this fact about themselves to the grave and that's their prerogative but, a "GOOD" reputation can be a GIGANTIC LOAD in a girls backpack. I KNOW now that it's time I fully practice the meaning of my face tattoo, which is LOVE YOURSELF LIVE YOURSELF. I JUST WANT TO KEEP IT REAL..

Read Diana's full letter HERE.

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  1. Not surprised!

  2. So who is going around saying "I am heterosexual." What is it with these homoeroticists that they so badly want everyone to know what their sexual practices are. Wasn't she practicing her chosen lifestyle all along? Who cares what hellish sexual lifestyle she chooses to live with and how it feels to her.

    Please Miss King, keep you sexual practice to yourself. None of us needs to know about what you are doing to pleasure yourself.

    1. i so agree. she should keep it to herself.

  3. Good for her. I wish her all the best.

  4. Why do writers always misuse two words when talking about homosexuals and lesbians? First the word gay means being happy and jolly but it has been high-jacked by homosexuals to put a pretty word to what they practise. That's why they don't like being called "battyman" or sodomites, it embarases them and yet in reality those names are more honest. They find offense in those names so cool, no problem , call them homosexuals and use the word gay correctly. Secondly the word homophobic is often misused, especially when people try link it with Jamaica. Homo means Man and a phobia is a fear of something. So just because a person finds homosexual practises an abomination as discribed in Leviticus why does that mean they automatically have a fear of man? Most Jamaican men would only have a fear of homosexual men if they were, for example in danger,locked in a jail cell with some "Battyman", who were threating to abuse them. Otherwise why fear any man, who is no personal threat to you?
    The press in particular love to use the term homophobic to discredit Jamaica's natural distain at something that many find goes against nature's plan.Homosexuals want to be seen as victims of oppression and anybody who does not agree with their agenda is villified.
    Tallawah if you are trying to promote the many great things about the Caribbean peoples and our culture do not fall into using the stereotypes that the mainstream press use to demonise Black people, Caribbean culture and in particular anything associated with Jamaica.
    Jamaica is not homophobic , lets get that STRAIGHT, it's just not ready to accept something that cannot even be called a "lifestyle" because that behavior cannot bring forth life.

    1. Excellent.

    2. well said, we need to protect our island from being bashed by gays, talk about phobia? The homos hate and will stop at nothing to tear down principled people. By the way, the murders of these homos in Jamaica as well as elsewhere are for the most part gay-on-gay crimes.See here:

      You don't see smoke without fire. Peter King was a known pedophile who entrapped young boys, and was murdered by a former victim, others have had their throats slashed by their jealous lovers, others go abroad seeking asylum and don't care to smear the island with their dirty lies...

  5. she must be a PNP supporter

  6. Who cares if she is basically abnormal! She should thank heavens her mother was normal or she wouldn't be here to spout crap!! Diana if you aren't seeking approval why shout out your abnormality!!

  7. Who cares- its ur life and ur business! U've only done 1 song as far as my memory is concerned. Do you actually think any1 went to their bed worried or even cared about who you have or had in yours-errrr I think the majority would say no they didn't. So Ms Diana- u dnt need our approval and I agree as you were not making an application to become a lesbian- u made a confession!!!!