Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Jamaican singer, Diana King, weds her lesbian partner

Diana King (left) and her same-sex partner, Mijanne Webster, who got married last Friday.

Diana King (left) and her same-sex partner, Mijanne Webster, who got married last Friday.

Jamaican singer, Diana King, who five years ago revealed that she is a lesbian, announced on her Facebook page on Saturday that she got married to her same-sex partner the day before.

Best known for her big hit, ‘Shy Guy’, and noted for her girlish good looks, King made it clear that her latest same-sex move was a really big step along her life’s journey, which she proudly took.

Outlined below is the text of her highly emotional post announcing the marriage to her partner, Mijanne Webster, who is also a musical performer:

AS AN ARTIST WHO IS LGBTQ, BORN and RAISED IN JAMAICA I NEVER THOUGHT I’D EVER SAY “MY WIFE” IN THIS LIFETIME. I AM COMPLETELY and SINCERELY GRATEFUL TO ALL WHO FOUGHT and CONTINUE to FIGHT WORLDWIDE FOR OUR DESERVED EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS. MY TRUE PERSONALITY IS INTROVERTED and PRIVATE, TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM the ME ON STAGE. IT’S A CONSTANT BATTLE BETWEEN WHAT TO SHARE PUBLICLY OR NOT. MY HANDS R SHAKING AS I WRITE THIS POST. FOR ME IT’S A SIGN THAT I AM ABOUT TO EXERCISE COURAGE BECAUSE THEY SHOOK LIKE THIS WHEN I CAME OUT IN 2012. I’M SHARING THIS BECAUSE I STRONGLY BELIEVE VISIBILITY IS VITAL FOR CHANGE! AND LIFE IS SHORT, SO I'M GONNA LIVE IT ... AUTHENTICALLY • I’s MARRIED NOW CELIE! LOVE WINS! 🖤🖤🕺🏾🕺🏾 Diana King Mijanne

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