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‘Everybody Ain’t Surfing This Rainbow Wave’: Why Divisions Endure in Gay Rights
In the 50 years since Stonewall, many strides have been made. But for gay people of color, the battle for equal rights isn’t over.
July 01, 2019
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   #QPOC
   #LGBTHistory
Kendra Walker: Fighting For Women of Color
As someone who didn't find many safe places for queer women of color, Kendra Walker took the fight into her own hands and created Lesbians of Color. This is her story.
June 22, 2019
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   #QPOC
   #GayLocalNews
Portland's Q Center experiences a revival with a new pitch: Inclusivity
At its lowest point, Portland’s Q Center was viewed as a microcosm for white-led gentrification overrunning the historically African-American Boise neighborhood in North Portland. 
June 14, 2019
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Office Hours: LGBTQ+ Representation And Visibility
This is a discussion-based workshop that aligns industry leaders with mentees in intimate micro-mentorship sessions to dissect the complexities of LGBTQ+ inclusion across media, business, and culture. Monday, June 17, 2019
June 12, 2019
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   #GayEvents

Activist Niecee X Prepares for Revolution With Vegan Restaurant and Bookstore

It’s a dim day in Dallas when Niecee X turns off the rain-swept streets into the parking lot of Desta, an East Dallas Ethiopian restaurant. The eatery is a typical haunt for the 29-year-old Niecee X, ...
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June 03, 2019

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Black and White Ball raises funds for local community center
Colorful outfits glittered in the soft light from the photobooth, David Bowie vinyl records peered from among gifts on laden tables, and laughing voices filled the parkside Holiday Inn Ballroom downtown on the evening of April 20, 2019.  All of it was part of the Western Montana Community Center's 14th Black and White Ball. 
April 26, 2019
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   #GayLocalNews
An Interview With LGBTQ Advocate Curtis Lipscomb
Through his nonprofit, LGBT Detroit, Curtis Lipscomb has been working to build a stronger LGBTQ community and help educate young black men about HIV.
April 24, 2019
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   #GayLocalNews
‘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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   #QPOC
   #GayMovies
   #Lesbian
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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   #GayLocalNews
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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   #GayMovies
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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   #LGBTPolitics

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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   #GayWorldNews
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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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   #GayWorldNews
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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   #GayArt
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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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   #GayLocalNews
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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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   #LGBTBiz
   #Transgender
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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