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Don Lemon Gives Moving Speech While Accepting GLAAD

Don Lemon Gives Moving Speech While Accepting GLAAD

by Shantell E. Jamison   Sep 14, 2017

Don Lemon is a very outspoken man. Couple that with being Black in America and having internationally viewed platform and you have a force... Read More

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Matters,  No Matter Your Sexual Orientation

Why Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Should Scare You

by Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs   Apr 03, 2015

Even though Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act seems to be all about gay rights, it’s worth keeping an eye on, regardless of your sexual... Read More

President Obama paused as he spoke to reporters on July 19 about race and the death of Trayvon Martin.

LGBT Non-Discrimination Order Signed by President Obama

by Slate   Jul 21, 2014

On Monday morning, President Obama signed an executive LGBT non-discrimination order, barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity among federal... Read More

Yes, Coming Out Matters

Yes, Coming Out Matters

by Karess Taylor-Hughes   Oct 11, 2013

I come from a small town in Long Island with large African-American and Latino populations. It was a fairly socially conservative community, with more... Read More

‘We Are Family’

'We Are Family'

by Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks   Oct 11, 2013

It’s impossible for me to talk about the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality without talking about Black people and without... Read More

"Call Me Kuchu" is the tragic tale of Ugandan activist David Kato, and a crucial film of our time

Call Me Kuchu, the Tale of Ugandan Gay Rights Activist David Kato

by #teamEBONY   Jun 14, 2013

If the moving, shocking and ultimately inspiring documentary Call Me Kuchu is about the struggle for gay rights in the African nation of Uganda, where a... Read More

Brittney Griner and Jason Collins

A Letter of Love to Brittney Griner and Jason Collins

by Mark Anthony Neal   May 06, 2013

Dear Brittney and Jason, We are a small collective of Black male writers, activists, cultural critics, artists, scholars and athletes. We are straight, gay, cis... Read More

Boy Scouts of America

Obama: Boy Scouts Should Allow Gays as Members

by Huffington Post Black Voices   Feb 04, 2013

President Barack Obama said Sunday that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts and women should be allowed in military combat roles, weighing... Read More

Rep. Anne Kaiser, D-Montgomery

New Laws Address Gays, Children, Immigration

by #teamEBONY   Dec 27, 2012

Measures on gay rights and child safety are among the top state laws taking effect at the start of 2013, along with attempts to... Read More

Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia

Justice Scalia Makes Incendiary Remarks on LGBT Rights

by The Grio   Dec 11, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay. Speaking at Princeton University,... Read More