Category: LGBTQ

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America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic | The New York Times

America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic | The New York Times

Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world? Source: America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic ...
Public Service Announcement: ‘Black Pride’ Is for Black People Only | The Root

Public Service Announcement: ‘Black Pride’ Is for Black People Only | The Root

If you reside in the nation’s capital and, at the end of every May, don’t notice thousands of black LGBTQ people descend from the gay clouds in their ...
Lena Waithe Celebrates Coming Out In A Black Family In ‘Master Of None’ | Huffington Post

Lena Waithe Celebrates Coming Out In A Black Family In ‘Master Of None’ | Huffington Post

“I hope that we’re changing the way mothers, daughters, families, view what it means to be gay and black in America now.” Source: Lena Waithe Celebra ...
Lena Waithe on Coming Out & Writing Best ‘Master of None’ Episode Yet | Out Magazine

Lena Waithe on Coming Out & Writing Best ‘Master of None’ Episode Yet | Out Magazine

With a powerful scene in the new season of Aziz Ansari's hit Netflix series, the actor and writer relives the toughest talk she ever had with her moth ...
Does Desiring White Guys Make Me A Traitor To My Race? | Buzzfeed

Does Desiring White Guys Make Me A Traitor To My Race? | Buzzfeed

For years, I'd managed to convince myself that fetishizing whiteness was my form of protest. Now I'm not so sure. Source: Does Desiring White Guy ...
“Greenleaf” Makes Space On TV For Queer Black People In Church | Buzzfeed

“Greenleaf” Makes Space On TV For Queer Black People In Church | Buzzfeed

Of any show on television, the OWN series lands nearest to an honest representation of my experience as a gay black man still struggling with what the ...
Watch: Black Trans Women Are Dying | The Root

Watch: Black Trans Women Are Dying | The Root

Woman is the nigger of the world. —John Lennon Source: Watch: Black Trans Women Are Dying ...
Makonnen Speaks His Truth | The FADER

Makonnen Speaks His Truth | The FADER

An unfiltered conversation about coming out, Drake, Migos, and… Portland? Source: Makonnen Speaks His Truth | The FADER ...
Black, Queer, And Muslim: On Faith, Self-Care, And Identity | NYLON

Black, Queer, And Muslim: On Faith, Self-Care, And Identity | NYLON

Can you say intersectionality? Source: Black, Queer, And Muslim: On Faith, Self-Care, And Identity · NYLON ...
Trans Women Are Women. This Isn’t a Debate | The Root

Trans Women Are Women. This Isn’t a Debate | The Root

Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been a favorite of mine since I first saw her “We Should All Be Feminists” speech. It was ju ...
Trans women of color are missing from the conversation about transphobia | Think Progress

Trans women of color are missing from the conversation about transphobia | Think Progress

“When we die, folks barely flinch.” Source: Trans women of color are missing from the conversation about transphobia ...
After Moonlight’s win, stories of gay Southern black men like me are no longer ‘niche’ | Fusion

After Moonlight’s win, stories of gay Southern black men like me are no longer ‘niche’ | Fusion

Upon realizing that Warren Beatty was pulling a Steve Harvey at the Miss Universe competition (who knows what Faye Dunaway was doing, poor thing), La ...
Rap Is Less Homophobic Than Ever, But It Has a Long Way to Go | Vulture

Rap Is Less Homophobic Than Ever, But It Has a Long Way to Go | Vulture

Some say we’re a more accepting community now, but I think we’ve been tricked by an illusion of progress we haven’t quite made yet. Source: There's S ...
Migos’s Reaction to iLoveMakonnen’s Coming Out Is a Teachable Moment | The Ringer

Migos’s Reaction to iLoveMakonnen’s Coming Out Is a Teachable Moment | The Ringer

Just … do better Source: Migos’s Reaction to iLoveMakonnen’s Coming Out Is a Teachable Moment ...
Review: The Imperfect Power of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ | The Atlantic

Review: The Imperfect Power of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ | The Atlantic

Raoul Peck’s documentary brings to life James Baldwin’s urgent ideas about race in America, but leaves out a key aspect of the writer’s life and work: ...
Young M.A Still Isn’t Compromising | The FADER

Young M.A Still Isn’t Compromising | The FADER

Women and queer-identifying rappers are often defined by their gender and orientation first. How did Young M.A get to be “regular”? Source: Young M.A ...
From the Pulpit to the People: Kim Burrell, Homosexuality and the Black Church | The Root

From the Pulpit to the People: Kim Burrell, Homosexuality and the Black Church | The Root

Well, damn, tell us how you really feel, Kim Burrell. On Friday night, social media became ablaze when one of preacher-singer Kim Burrell’s sermons we ...
How ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Turned the Misery and Beauty of the Queer Black Experience Into 2016’s Best Movie | Village Voice

How ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Turned the Misery and Beauty of the Queer Black Experience Into 2016’s Best Movie | Village Voice

Black American culture has cultivated a tendency to flourish in the face of tragedy; grinding lemonade out of strange fruit has been a staple practi ...
Young M.A.: The Most Visible Black Queer Woman in Hip-Hop Is a Misogynist | The Root

Young M.A.: The Most Visible Black Queer Woman in Hip-Hop Is a Misogynist | The Root

Young M.A., a gritty rap phenom who channeled the swagger of Brooklyn and the heart of ’90s East Coast hip-hop, slid onto radio airwaves across the na ...
Love & Hip Hop Deserves More Respect for How It Portrays Queer Sexuality | Vulture

Love & Hip Hop Deserves More Respect for How It Portrays Queer Sexuality | Vulture

The docu-soap franchise stages real conversations around gender and sexuality in ways a lot of TV hasn’t yet. Source: How Love & Hip Hop Takes on ...
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