Frenchie Davis, singing competition veteran, decided to come out of the closet and confess to the world that she’s been dating a woman for the past year.

“I wasn’t out before the relationship, but I wasn’t in,” she told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I dated men and women, though lesbians weren’t feeling the bisexual thing. Now I’m in love with a woman I think I can be with forever.”

The singer is best known for her Broadway performance of “Rent” and traveling musical “Dreamgirls.”

She proudly supports the gay community and will be performing this weekend at the Chicago Pride Festival. She’s also working on a new album that she says is going to make people dance.

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4 thoughts on “Frenchie Davis Comes Out of the Closet

  1. fabufive1 on said:

    Wasn’t this article about Frenchie? Although she and I don’t see eye to eye on lifestyles, I respect everyone’s right to choose whatever life will make them happy. My problem is with welwelwel’s comments. I’m not sure if he’s attempting to get a book deal but Frenchie never mentioned anything about lazy black men. She dated both sexes and fell in love with a woman. That’s all she said. It is true that this generation is different and that applies to all races. However, I don’t think this was the appropriate article in which to voice that opinion or one’s life story.

  2. welwelwel on said:

    I note that 31-PEOPLE Clicked β€œHate it” to my original comment, without stating why they β€œHate it”. The fact remains that far too many African American men today are a parasite on society. Three years after I graduated high school and left our family farm in Virginia with just $25.00 that my father gave me, because that is all that he could afford, I enrolled at Hampton University (Hampton Institute at that time). I had to work my way through college, so I took a job as a janitor at Newport News Shipyard, and I worked as such from 4:00 P.M. to midnight, and then took a series of buses home, then did my homework, then caught a ride to campus from Aberdeen Gardens each morning, and was in class at 7:45 A.M. My last class ended around 3:00 P.M., so I grabbed a quick meal and ate on the bus to the shipyard to check-in at 4:00 P.M. I worked my butt off, but I was determined to earn my degree. I was on the honor roll, and I was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. I was also enrolled in R.O.T.C., and I earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant, and I was called to Active Duty shortly thereafter. I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel because my wife was diagnosed as terminally ill with an inoperable malignant brain tumor in the brain stem, and she passed three years later. If ever you visit Arlington National Cemetery, you might see her grave in Section 25, Gravesite 4185. Our sons were 6, 9, and 13 at the time. I made the decision to retire at that time with 20-years of service to raise our three sons. My oldest son served in the Army for 20-years and retired, and he is now an X-Ray Specialist at Providence Hospital in DC. Our youngest son served 20-years in the Air Force and retired, and he is the Food Service Quality Control Administrator for the State of Delaware penal system. Our middle son was in the Air Force for four years, teaching F-16 Fighter Pilots Life Support and Survival Techniques. The Air Force tried hard to keep him and they promoted him twice ahead of his peers, but he elected to get out and became a stock broker with Charles Schwab for a number of years, and he is now the Chief Instructor for Chase Bank at their complex near Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, AZ. This was all accomplished through dedication, resourcefulness, perseverance, and plain old hard work; much of which is sorely lacking in all too many young African American men today, and it is a doggone shame.

  3. welwelwel on said:

    Congratulations, Frenchie. I applaud you for following your heart, body, and soul, and doing what feels right for you. I am a normal straight African American man, and I shudder to ponder the paucity of respectful, educated, hard-working, classy African American men for our African American women to choose from – they are few and far between, so I commend you for making your choice. I went from my family’s small farm in Virginia to a member of the Army General Staff in the Pentagon, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, so I have seen a lot in my lifetime. It pains me to see so many African American young men making absolutely no contribution to society, but are living as leeches on society. They show no respect for themselves, nor anyone else. Men and women, black and white, have literally died for one thing – equal opportunity for African Americans, and so many young African American men are not doing anything to take advantage of the opportunities that people have died for – that is a shame and a disgrace. In conclusion, I am delighted that you have decided to be true to yourself and you are finally living the life that makes you happy – God Bless you, Frenchie. BTW – I LOVED you in Rent! I have the DVD, and it is fantastic!

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