Autostraddle recently featured “35 Ladies Who Came Out As LBTQ In 2012” and noted that half the women pictured were women of color. Yay QWOC visibility! Check out the gallery below for the nine Black women that made their list by publicly speaking their truth and ELIXHER’s additions — three Black trailblazers that “came out” as allies. Who would you add to the list?

Frenchie Davis, singer (American Idol)

Azealia Banks, hip hop artist

Diana King, Jamaican reggae singer

Joseline Hernandez, reality star

Seimone Augustus, WNBA basketball player

De’Borah Garner, singer (The Voice)

K. Michelle, reality star (Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta)

Raven Symone, actress

Monifah, singer

Michelle Obama, The First Lady and ally

Beyonce, singer and ally

JET Magazine, ally

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