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Atlanta Black Gay Pride Announces Labor Day Weekend Schedule
Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country’s leading LGBTQ African-American annual pride celebration, will mark its 22nd annual celebration with a diverse line-up occurring during the Labor Day holiday weekend. This year’s entertainment line-up  includes the performers Trina, Tamar Braxton, Ray J, Princess Love Norwood, and more. A portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities will benefit homeless...
August 29, 2018
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‘Son of Immigrants, Black and Gay’: A DJ Breaks Barriers in France
Pierre Hache, who performs as Kiddy Smile, is taking the energy and inclusive spirit of Paris ball culture to the masses — and even to the presidential palace.
August 27, 2018
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Arbitrary Justice: On Gay Men, Desirability Politics, and the Me Too Movement
Desirability politics is the hierarchical privileging of traits deemed sexually or socially desirable, from physical attractiveness and sex appeal, to popularity and upward mobility. For so many survivors in the gay community, desirability politics often results in abandonment and betrayal, and the
August 18, 2018
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Being Black…and LGBTQ—Pittsburgh’s African Americans voice their opinions
Most people who’ve had at least one decent history class can easily recognize the name Martin Luther King Jr., but you’d be hard pressed to find similar recognition for Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a …
August 18, 2018
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Rochester Black Pride celebrates LGBT Youth of Color
Rochester Black Pride is in full swing. The four-day festival celebrates LGBT identity and expression among local black people and people of color.
August 10, 2018
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Black, Gay and Becoming Visible
In Darnell L. Moore’s memoir, “No Ashes in the Fire,” he describes a brutal childhood in Camden, N.J., and the struggle to fully accept his identity.
August 09, 2018
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Justin Phillip Reed, a Most Indecent Black Queer Poet
On the day I interviewed Justin Phillip Reed about his book Indecency (Coffee House Press 2018) at the Atomic Cowboy  in St. Louis’ Grove gayborhood, he was wearing a baseball cap which said “Rough…
August 06, 2018
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'We should have the right to party here': Toronto to host first LGBT Black Pride weekend during Carnival
Toronto's will celebrate its first official Black Pride during this weekend's Caribbean Carnival. Longtime community members says it's a major step in making the festival more inclusive to LGBT revelers.
August 03, 2018
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Dillard University among HBCU leaders refocusing on LGBT inclusion
Leaders of HBCUs gathered July 11 for a summit hosted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
July 18, 2018
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For second year, leaders of HBCUs gather to discuss LGBT inclusion
The group heard from the parents of transgender children during the summit.
July 12, 2018
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‘I have to be open about being gay’: Guinea-Bissau’s LGBTQ community
The relative acceptance of LGBTQ people in Guinea-Bissau stands in contrast to the strict laws and social conventions in neighboring West African countries.
July 10, 2018
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Bawn TV Changes the Game for Black LGBTQ Viewers
In the 2017–18 TV season, GLAAD counted 77 LGBTQ characters on original streaming media. Almost 80% of them were white. “Racial diversity of LGBTQ characters,” says the report, “remains an area of concern.” It’s well-known that mainstream media is overwhelmingly cisgenderand white. Racial diversity is slowly increasing. Gender and sexuality diversity is also starting to catch up with the real worl...
July 03, 2018
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Stonewall says the LGBT community has a problem with racism
This damning investigation lifts the lid on the community’s racism, ableism, and more
June 30, 2018
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VIDEO: Malian LGBT Activist Finds Refuge in France
In his home country, a young man known only as "Louis" was persecuted for his sexual orientation. So he fled his native Mali in search of a new, more tolerant home. With help from an association called Welcome Refugees, he met a couple who agreed to host him in Paris. VOA's Arash Arabasadi has more on Louis' search for a new life.
June 28, 2018
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African-American Counselors at the Center of Halsted Educate and Enlighten the Black LGBTQ Community
When a need arises, there is a reliable place where all LGBTQ community members can go, The Center on Halsted. The Center on Halsted, located in Lakeview neighborhood, is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 commun...
June 28, 2018
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'As Much As I Can' Looks At The Humanity Of HIV Positive Black Gay Men
‘As Much As I Can’ aims to humanize and shatter the stigma that surrounds HIV positive black gay men, more than 30 years after the initial discovery of the disease.
June 19, 2018
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Gay Black Men Helped Create EDM. Why Do Straight White Men Dominate It?
In the underground clubs of the ’70s and ’80s, a marginalized community laid the foundation for today’s dance music. So why are straight white men reaping EDM’s rewards?
June 15, 2018
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How ‘Pose’ restores pride to LGBTQ people of color
Transgender actors, actresses and producers tell us how the ballroom scene changed their lives.
June 09, 2018
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The Gay ‘Ghetto Boy’ Who Bonded With Mister Rogers And Changed The Neighborhood
When François Clemmons joined the show's cast, he was surprised to learn he'd be playing a black cop. "The idea that he wanted me to become one of them
June 09, 2018
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Gay Black Artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase Makes His Mark in Hollywood
Jonathan Lyndon Chase does not paint self-portraits. But in every stroke and atom of his prismatic, distressed and lyrically visceral mixed-media portraits, the artist embodies his own sense of self, both literally and figuratively constructing complex aspects of personal identity right before your eyes.
June 07, 2018
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WHAT’S A GUY TO SELL?! Former QVC Host Dale Guy Madison Brings Revival of One-Man Show to Hollywood Fringe Fest for Pride Month
Former QVC Host Dale Guy Madison Brings Revival of One-Man Show to the Hollywood Fringe Festival For National LGBT Pride Month - What’s a guy to sell?! Well, back by popular demand, former QVC host Dale Guy Madison brings back a revival of his one-man show, “My Life in Three Easy Payments,” to the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June for National LGBT Pride Month. The festival runs from June 7-2...
May 22, 2018
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'As Much As I Can' Immersive Theater Show Shines Light on HIV Among Gay Black Men
"As Much As I Can" immersive theater experience, debuting in New York on Tuesday (May 8), shines a light on HIV/AIDs awareness among gay black men.
May 14, 2018
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Kenya Bans LGBT Love Story ‘Rafiki’ Ahead of Cannes Premiere
Kenyan authorities have banned Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki” (Friend), an LGBT love story which will have its world premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard next month. Kahiu announced the decision Friday morning, saying she was “incredibly disappointed” during an appearance on the “Morning Express” wake-up show on Kenyan network KTN. “Unfortunately, ou...
April 27, 2018
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Philly has first march celebrating LGBT people of color
The march comes as the city still grapples with the recent arrest of two black men at a Starbucks and a legacy of discrimination in the Gayborhood.
April 26, 2018
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