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‘Rafiki’: Kenya Banned Her Film for Its ‘Corrupt’ Lesbian Romance. So She Showed It Off to the World.
Director Wanuri Kahiu’s joyous lesbian romance ‘Rafiki’ was banned in her home country of Kenya. So she sued the government—and showed it off to the world.
April 19, 2019
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OC Museum of Art opens season 2 at its ‘Expand’ location
UuDam Tran Nguyen likes to break his artwork. And he doesn’t mind if others break it too. In fact, he encourages it. He's one of six artists featured in new solo exhibitions at the Orange County Museum of Art’s temporary space, OCMAExpand – Santa Ana.
April 12, 2019
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I Wanted to Change the World for Gay Black People. Starting With Myself
I’m working on a book based on my Times article, “Queer Love in Color,” a celebration of the joy and romance that queer couples and families of color share. Here’s how it came about — and how you can help.
April 06, 2019
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Election Day Chicago 2019 results: Lori Lightfoot wins mayoral race
Chicago just elected a black, openly LGBT woman as mayor.
April 03, 2019
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Selly Thiam's Digital Media Organization Is Committed To Documenting Stories of Queer Africans

Thiam is proud of the work she is doing and the stories None on Record tells. “I think it means a lot to a lot of people to have these kinds of stories being told about them and their communities,” sh...
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March 25, 2019

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Queer black mob face struggles beyond marriage equality
The burdens faced by queer Indigenous mob need to be recognised. We should find strength and solidarity through our queerness
March 05, 2019
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Talking LGBTQIA+ POC With Kirthana Selvaraj
Kirthana Selvaraj talks to our Australian Fair Director about her Queer identity and the radical subject matter in her work. This interview is part of our global International Women's Day campaign
March 03, 2019
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First Ever Transgender Cultural District Co-Founded By #XLBossLady Aria Sa'id
Aria Sa'id is the youngest of a trio of trans women who founded the world's first transgender cultural district in San Francisco's Tenderloin. I was interested in talking with Sa'id about being a young plus-size executive.
February 27, 2019
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The trans, disabled model taking on a $2.4-trillion industry
Born with cerebral palsy and identifying as a gender-non-conforming trans woman, Aaron Philip wants to change fashion forever.
February 22, 2019
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   #GayStyle
   #Transgender
Emmy-winning TV Host Karamo Brown, Food Critic and Viral Sensation Kalen Allen and Logo TV Exec Taj Paxton Among Honorees of 2019 Truth Awards
The Fifth Annual Truth Awards to Honor and Recognize African Americans in the LGBTQ Community and Their Allies - Fan favorite, Emmy-winning tv personality Karamo Brown of Netflix’s “Queer Eye;” along with food critic and viral sensation Kalen Allen of “OMKalen,” featured on Ellen DeGeneres’ ellentube.com and YouTube channel; and television exec Tajamika “Taj” Paxton are among the honorees at the f...
January 31, 2019
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23 Questions With Amber Hikes, Director of Philly's Office of LGBT Affairs
Amber Hikes, head of Philly's Office of LGBT Affairs, talks bourbon, Batman, and Michelle Obama. Get to know her more in this Q&A.
January 27, 2019
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Transgender Activist Raquel Willis Appointed Executive Editor at Out Magazine
Out magazine names Raquel Willis Executive Editor of the 26 year old publication, making her the first transgender woman in a learship role.
December 11, 2018
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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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