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

Amandla Stenberg Comes Out As Gay

Amandla Stenberg Comes Out As Gay

by Jessica Bennett   Jun 18, 2018

Amandla Stenberg, who has appeared in films including The Hunger Games and Everything, Everything, has come out as gay during LGBT Pride month. In an... 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

Janelle Monáe Comes Out as Pansexual: 10 Proud LGBTQ Celebrities of Color

Janelle Monáe Comes Out as Pansexual: 10 Proud LGBTQ Celebrities of Color

by Jessica Bennett   Jun 04, 2018

Southern songstress Janelle Monáe recently clarified rumors surrounding her sexuality, revealing that she is pansexual, defined as someone not limited in sexual choice with... Read More

Kenyan Film Rafiki, Rafiki, LGBT, Lesbian, Kenya

Kenya Film Board Bans LGBT-Focused Love Story Right Before Cannes

by Teddy Grant   Apr 27, 2018

The Kenyan film board banned Wanuri Kahiu’s LGBT film Rafiki a few weeks before its Cannes Film Festival Premiere, Variety reports. Kahiu said Friday she... Read More

JAY-Z’s Mother, Gloria Carter, to Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

JAY-Z’s Mother, Gloria Carter, to Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 26, 2018

Almost one year after JAY-Z shared with the world that his mother, Gloria Carter, is a lesbian, the proud mom will be honored by... Read More

Marvin Gaye’s Son Denies Father Slept With Marlon Brando (VIDEO)

Marvin Gaye’s Son Denies Father Slept With Marlon Brando (VIDEO)

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 25, 2018

Earlier this year, Quincy Jones revealed in one of his most transparent interviews ever that friend Marlon Brando would “f*ck anything,” claiming that Richard Pryor... Read More

Jay-Z Shares Mother’s Coming Out Story With David Letterman (VIDEO)

Jay-Z Shares Mother’s Coming Out Story With David Letterman (VIDEO)

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 03, 2018

Jay-Z’s 4:44 album is arguably his most personal to date. Not only did he acknowledge and apologize for stepping out on wife, Beyoncé, but... Read More

Eva Marcille Addresses Rumors She Previously Dated Missy Elliott (VIDEO)

Eva Marcille Addresses Rumors She Previously Dated Missy Elliott (VIDEO)

by Jessica Bennett   Mar 15, 2018

Eva Marcille was thrown for a loop when relative stranger Shamea Morton inquired about her sexuality on a recent episode of Real Housewives of... Read More

Kim Burrell Appearance Canceled Due to Past Anti-Gay Remarks

Kim Burrell Appearance Canceled Due to Past Anti-Gay Remarks

by Jessica Bennett   Feb 16, 2018

The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators has cancelled an appearance by Gospel singer, Kim Burrell, citing her past controversial... Read More