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10 Black LGBT Icons Who Changed History

10 Black LGBT Icons Who Changed History

by Jessica Bennett   Jun 19, 2018

As we continue to celebrate Pride throughout the month of June, EBONY acknowledges LGBT African-Americans who’ve changed the course of history. From dance and... Read More

Director Anthony Hemingway Engaged to Actor Steven Norfleet

Director Anthony Hemingway Engaged to Actor Steven Norfleet

by Jessica Bennett   Jun 12, 2018

Congratulations are in order for director Anthony Hemingway and actor Steven Norfleet! The couple recently announced their engagement via social media. Hemingway, who was... Read More

Lena Waithe to Receive Trailblazer Award at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Lena Waithe to Receive Trailblazer Award at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

by Jessica Bennett   May 21, 2018

Emmy winner Lena Waithe is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, taking place in Los Angeles.... Read More

Richard Pryor’s Widow Confirms He Slept With Marlon Brando

Richard Pryor’s Widow Confirms He Slept With Marlon Brando

by Jessica Bennett   Feb 07, 2018

While legendary musician Quincy Jones was the first to share that comedian Richard Pryor slept with actor Marlon Brando, Pryor’s own widow is now... Read More

Black Lesbian Teen Suspended After Asking Girlfriend to Prom

Black Lesbian Teen Suspended After Asking Girlfriend to Prom

by Jessica Bennett   Feb 02, 2018

An Alabama high school student has been suspended after “promposing” to another girl, according to one concerned mother. According to BET News, Jeanise Ross-Walton... Read More

Wendy Williams Calls Out Patti LaBelle for Outing Luther Vandross (UPDATE)

Wendy Williams Calls Out Patti LaBelle for Outing Luther Vandross (UPDATE)

by Jessica Bennett   Dec 08, 2017

UPDATE: 12/8/2017 Patti LaBelle recently confirmed years-long rumors that R&B star Luther Vandross was gay, a move many of his fans, including Wendy Williams,... Read More

All Black Lives Must Matter to the Church

All Black Lives Must Matter to the Church

by Brooke Obie   Jun 30, 2015

At the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was gunned down by White terrorist Dylan Roof during a Bible study meeting, President Barack Obama... Read More

‘Eden’s Garden’ Explores the Lives of Black Trans Men [INTERVIEW]

‘Eden’s Garden’ Explores the Lives of Black Trans Men [INTERVIEW]

by Kiratiana Freelon   May 14, 2015

For the first time ever, transgender women are regularly depicted in entertainment media. Laverne Cox, a transgender woman, plays an imprisoned transgender woman on... Read More

Babymaking for Same-Sex Couples Gets Easier

Babymaking for Same-Sex Couples Gets Easier

by Glamazon Tyomi   May 01, 2015

The LGBT community has made great strides over the last 10 years in the area of equality for same sex couples, forcing the hands... Read More

#ThisIsLuv:
Mo’Nique Asks ‘Will You Choose to Be What You Had No Choice in Being?’

#ThisIsLuv:
Mo'Nique Asks 'Will You Choose to Be What You Had No Choice in Being?'

by Mo’Nique   Feb 25, 2015

I can remember the first time I was introduced to the gay community.  I was 16 years old.  It was a group of beautiful... Read More