Tag Archives: African-American

Love & Hip Hop’s Miles Talks Being Gay

Originally posted on The New B.P:
*Inquiring minds wanna know and so our media partner/associate, Cherise “CNikky” Nicole went and found out. Yep, CNikky got the goods on Miles, the gay dude on “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.” It’s…

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When Racism and Transphobia Equal Death, Why Are White Gay Cisgender HIV Activists Silencing Debate on the New Stonewall Film? – HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men – TheBody.com

A thoughtful opinion piece, by Jeremiah Johnson writing for TheBody, on the controversy surrounding the trailer for the upcoming film Stonewall and it’s apparent underrepresentation of transgender and people of color both trans and cis. I hope it reaches some … Continue reading

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Black Woman Who Claims Iowa Police Arrested Her for Being Trans, Now Placed in Isolation | Advocate.com

This is yet another example of transgender profiling or as it’s sometimes called “walking while trans.” From MITCH KELLAWAY writing for The Advocate: Meagan Taylor, 22, was arrested Monday after hotel staff wrongly accused her of prostitution. Now the county … Continue reading

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An Agender Person Goes From Being Bullied to Gracing The Cover of French Vouge

An inspiring story of an agender person of color gaining respect, success and loving yourself.

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SYLVESTER — Queer Music Icon

Documentary Excerpt – 1 Documentary Excerpt – 2 Dance, Disco Heat with Two Tons of Fun You Make Me Feel Mighty Real Do You Wan’a Funk? Take Me To Heaven Disco Legend Sylvester Remembered With Musical and Rainbow Honor Walk … Continue reading

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Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in ‘survival sex’ – Yahoo News

Finally some research on this much maligned and ignored population, LGBTQIA youth engaged in survival sex. I observed outreach to this population in New York City in 1988 and later set up a project to reach youth engaged in hustling/sex … Continue reading

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Fifth Transgender Woman Of Color Is Killed In Less Than A Month #TransLivesMatter

In what has become a very sad, tragic and unconscionable trend a fifth transgender woman of color has been killed within the span of less than a month here in the United States. Dominic Holden, BuzzFeed News Reporter, has the … Continue reading

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The First Trans Women I Knew and The Current Problem of Partners Prey on Transgender Women Who Struggle to Escape Domestic Violence | TakePart

This story hits home for me. The first two trans women I knew were trans women of color, specifically African-American. They happened to be also persons with AIDS who, sadly, succumbed to the disease. This was in the late ’80s … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Mainstream LGBT Organizations That Have Remained Silent on Black Lives Mattering | Darnell L. Moore

I have only received alerts from a couple LGBTQ organizations about the need for us to join together to address racism. The one that springs to mind is the National LGBTQ Taskforce l. I have received alerts from other groups … Continue reading

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An Albino African-American Gay Model Shares What It’s Like To Be Him

A wonderful interview conducted as the model slowly removes clothes to reveal he’s comfortable in his own skin.

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S. Epatha Merkerson and Lillias White Talk Billy Porter, Colorblind Casting and Rare Roles for Veteran Actresses – Playbill.com

In entertainment news, gay playwright, Billy Porter has penned a drama that has created welcome roles for veteran African-American actresses, S. Epatha Merkerson and Lillias White in the play While I Get Live. Here’s more from Janice C. Simpson writing … Continue reading

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LGBT Kids Of Color Are More Likely To Be Disciplined In School, Study Shows

This information collaborates past study’s which show that LGBTQ Youth of color are disciplined more often in schools. Here’s the story by Rebecca Klein writing for Huffington Post Gay Voices… Tanayshia Price, a 15-year-old black student who identifies as queer, … Continue reading

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Recommended: Black, Queer and in Vogue – COLORLINES

Kai Wright, Gerard Gaskin from Colorlines have a great feature on LGBTQ house balls. It’s a terrific piece and this is just an introductory excerpt… Jay Smooth introduced us this week to hip-hop artists, both pioneers and newcomers, who are hustling to make … Continue reading

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Paris Is Burning original theatrical trailer

I was thrilled when this movie came out because I’d witnessed a bit of this subculture while being a participant observer conducting street outreach on/near the piers at the end of Christopher Street across this West Side Highway. You will … Continue reading

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Body of transgender woman found shot to death, left on a Cincinnati street – LGBTQ Nation

Sadly this crime reflects the extremely difficult time poor trans women of color have trying to survive and being true to themselves. Here’s the story from Outlook Ohio as it appears in LGBTQ Nation… CINCINNATI, Ohio – A transgender woman was found dead Thursday morning … Continue reading

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Being Gay Isn’t the Antithesis of Becoming a Strong Black Man – The Root

This is an important essay on the way gay African-American young men face pressures to be hyper-masculine. Pressure that they find nearly impossible to live up to. This article lays out the problem and suggests the way forward is for … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Black Pride Weekend | The Intersection of racism, homophobia

This is an excellent piece looking at the intersection of racism and homophobia appearing in the Washington Blade… There’s good news and bad, as is always the case with LGBT rights issues. With D.C. Black Pride in full swing this … Continue reading

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Protest Confers Dignity

Bayard Rustin was a gay men who helped organize the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and worked with Martin Luther King Jr.

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Black LGBT Seniors Struggle with Double Discrimination – New America Media

Black/African American LGBTQ seniors face discrimination and a lot of hurdles when it comes to finding housing as this Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , news feature by Matthew S. Bajko illustrates…   In San Francisco African American seniors who are lesbian, … Continue reading

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Djuan Trent, Former Miss Kentucky, On Why She Came Out As ‘Queer

I am so happy that Djuan decided to come out as Queer. It’s an identity that resonates with me and I’m glad others feel the same including not just Djuan but folks like Ezra Miller as well… “When I originally … Continue reading

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