Scroll To Top

Lena Waithe

Pixar's 'Onward' Has a Lesbian Character Voiced by Lena Waithe

Waithe breaks ground for portraying the first clearly gay character in Disney/Pixar history.

'Visible' Shows TV's 'Problematic Progress' in LGBTQ Representation

Director Ryan White discusses decades of queer visibility (and invisibility) chronicled on the Apple TV+ docuseries Visible: Out on Television.

Lena Waithe & Alana Mayo Were Married in Front of Harvey Milk's Bust

Waithe spoke with John Legend on Ellen DeGeneres's show about how she and her wife were privately married in San Francisco surrounded by LGBTQ history. 

Lena Waithe: 'Queen & Slim' Is a 'Love Letter to Blackness'

The lesbian writer declared her film to be a "battle cry" against police brutality at the world premiere kicking off AFI Fest.

Halle Berry Motivates Lena Waithe With Late Night Smooch

The QPOC icon needed inspiration. And the Oscar winner delivered.

Lena Waithe on Her Must-See Installation at Refinery29's 29Rooms

The lesbian producer created a stirring video installation on what it means to be black in America.

Lena Waithe Feels 'So Free' and 'Joyful' After Cutting Hair

The lesbian Master of None star pushed back against the patriarchy with her new hairstyle.

Lena Waithe to LGBT People: 'We Need to Be United'

The Master of None star warned of the dangers of a divided community at the GLAAD Media Awards.

Lena Waithe Calls On People of Color in Hollywood to Come Out

"We have to be a beacon of light for those young [queer] kids of color," Waithe said. 

Lena Waithe on Aziz Ansari Allegations: 'It's Not Always Black and White'

Waithe, the out creator of The Chi and creative partner of Ansari, said conversations about inappropriate behavior need to be ongoing. 

Lena Waithe Says Time's Up to Fight Against Harassment for Queer Women

The out, Emmy-winning Master of None star has signed on to a part of the legal defense fund to help LGBT women and women of color. 

Person of the Year: Transgender Americans

The Advocate highlights the people who gave the LGBT community hope in 2017.

Queer Women Win Big at 2017 Emmys

Lena Waithe and Kate McKinnon were awarded for their comedic contributions.

Queer-Themed Films Win Big at the L.A. Film Festival

The lesbian-themed Becks and two trans-themed films were awarded top prizes. 

The LGBT Films of the L.A. Film Festival

Get a jump on all things queer and celluloid. 

#EmmysSoDiverse: LGBT Twitter and Allies React to Inclusive Awards

The Emmy Awards had numerous wins for LGBT folks and people of color. Here are the highlights in a Twitter roundup.

What Apps Can't Our '40 Under 40' Live Without?

It's a necessary evil -- which app does our 40 Under 40 always keep checking?

What Book Changed the Lives of Our '40 Under 40'?

When you ask our '40 Under 40' honorees what's worth reading, you get a substantial list.

These Writers Show Hollywood It's More Than Black & White

The Entertainers: Meet Lena Waithe and Justin Simien, two rising stars in the entertainment industry whose projects tackle what it means to be young, gay, and black in America.