BET Awards: Janelle Monae Celebrates Pride Month in Ruffled Rainbow Dress

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Janelle Monae

Monae, who came out as queer two months ago, strayed from her usual black-and-white ensembles with a striking gown that she accessorized with a black hat and rainbow crystal-studded clutch.

Two months after coming out as queer, Janelle Monae hit the BET Awards on Sunday night in a ruffled rainbow dressing celebrating Pride Month.

Monae strayed from her usual black-and-white ensembles with a striking gown by Nicolas Jebran that she accessorized with a black hat, a rainbow crystal-studded clutch, earrings from the Tiffany Paper Flowers Collection and colorful Tiffany rings, along with Pat McGrath Labs beauty products.

In April, Monae came out in a Rolling Stone cover story.

"Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women — I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker," she said.

She said she at first identified as bisexual, "but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with, too.' I'm open to learning more about who I am."