Tag Archives: Black

Adam Lambert’s New Video For ‘Welcome To The Show featuring Laleh’ is, “About Facing Who You Are And OWNING It.” 

Here’s how Adam described the intent of the video and his reason for creating it: “Welcome To The Show is an anthem about facing exactly who you are and OWNING it. Its intended as a mantra to inspire strength and … Continue reading

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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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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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Recommended Reading: Lee Daniels Says Its Time For The Black Community To Fully Accept Gay People / Queerty

Lee Daniels is calling out homophobes and guys on the down low. Here’s an excerpt from the story on Queerty… “Homophobia is rampant in the African-American community, and men are on the DL. They don’t come out [and] they’re killing … 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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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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Black Youth Project Report: How youth view LGBT agenda – 369 – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News – Windy City Times

This article reports on a study that looked at priorities Black and Latino LGBTQ youth have. The results should not be a surprise and if they are I suggest some personal reflection. Here’s the story from the Windy City Times… … 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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Black civil rights, LGBT movements focus of Emory conference | Emory University

A major conference looking at the intersections of the Black and LGBTQ human rights struggles is being held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia… The first-ever international conference to examine the points of intersection and contention among the U.S. Civil … Continue reading

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Activist shares story of being a black member of LGBT community – News – The Breeze

A look at an amazing talk as reported by Megan DiMaiolo writing in The Breeze    Gaye Adegbalola spoke to an audience that packed the Festival Ballroom on Thursday night. Adegbalola discussed the similarities and differences of being LGBT and … Continue reading

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Hopefully These Gay Black Prancing Dancing Santas Terrified And Confused Megyn Kelly To No End – Happy Nice Time People

Love, love this! 😀 Since the Megyn Kelly “hell yeah Santa is white” moment, your facebook friends have now shared funny black santa pix ad nauseam. Sure, you’ve seen snapshots of black mall santas, or black santas made from delicious … Continue reading

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Chicago: Black LGBT activists discuss steps after marriage – 445 – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News – Windy City Times

Now that marriage equality is the law in Illinois, African American LGBTQ activists got together to discuss what’s next: A group of about 50 community activists and service providers, many of them affiliated with organizations serving African American LGBT community … Continue reading

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▶ Pier Kids: The Life – Creating an informal family on the Christopher Street piers in New York City

Announcing Pier Kids: The Life Pier Kids: The Life The story of how black LGBTQ youth utilize Christopher Street as a primary identity location. This story is told through the experiences of four Pier Kids Krystal Dixon, Desean Leviticus, Casper … Continue reading

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