We’ve all seen the photos of Queen Latifah hugging and kissing and holding hands with gal pal Eboni Nichols. Yet she remains tight-lipped about both their relationship and her sexual orientation. Last April, however, during an interview with Uptown magazine, Ms. Owens kinda sorta broached the topic: “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 … I don’t find being gay or lesbian to be a character flaw.” OK, Queen, put your money where your mouth is.