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Lena Waithe’s ‘Twenties’ Signals LGBTQ+ Progress at BET and Beyond

The new show will be the first on the network to be led by a queer person

A photo still from “Twenties,” a TV show on BET.
Photo: BET

GGrowing up, Carmen Phillips didn’t know that Black people could also be LGBTQ+. Such an assertion may sound absurd, but in addition to not knowing any out members of the Black queer community in Detroit where she grew up, when she…

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