Tag: LGBTQ

Worst Father Ever Allegedly Abandons Son on the Side of the Highway Over Concerns About His Sexual Orientation

Screenshot: WFLA During a week in which future NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade made headlines for demonstrating his love and support for his child Zion, on the other end of the spectrum we have Evenaud Julmeus of Haines City, Fla., who did the unthinkable when he allegedly abandoned a boy on the side of […]

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His Trans Sister Was Murdered, Then His Other Sister, Then His Mother

Mikal ordered chili, french toast, and eggs with bacon. He ate it all. The diner we’re at in South Philadelphia has become the new haunt for the “girls”—the trans women, drag queens, and gay men who make up Mikal’s community. They come here in the early morning hours—after the Johns have gone home, but the […]

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Anti-Diversity Judge Gets Confirmed To Thurgood Marshall’s Legendary Appeals Court Seat

Source: Tom Williams / Getty On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Steven Menashi to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 51-41. According to Slate, every Republican present supported Menashi with the exception of Sen. Susan Collins. Each Democrat present opposed him. Donald Trump has now flipped the 2nd Circuit to a majority […]

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‘The Weekend Soiree’ Was the Black Queer Love Story Robyn & Whitney Never Got to Have

The Weekend Soiree’s “Bedlam in the Big Easy” welcomed dope queer womxn from all over the country to New Orleans over Halloween weekend. With a packed schedule but no pressure to attend everything on it, the four-day retreat celebrated black queer joy, identity and love in each and every space. Advertisement Every aspect of the […]

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‘We Wanted to Be Together’: Whitney Houston’s Best Friend Robyn Crawford Shares Their Love Story for the First Time in New Memoir

It has been seven years since the tragic death of iconic singer Whitney Houston, and now her best friend, Robyn Crawford, is opening up about their much-rumored relationship in her new memoir, A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston. In an exclusive excerpt with People, Crawford, 58, who now lives a quiet life […]

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‘While Black’ Podcast Gets Real About LGBTQ+ Issues In The African American Community

Pictured: Lisa Cunningham | Source: Paras Griffin / Getty The “While Black” podcast continues to dive headfirst into all things Black and this includes exploring the diversity even within Blackness. In a recent episode, “My Life, My Love, My Way”, the show tackled what it means to be LGBTQ+ in the Black community. To help […]

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Instagram Rejects a PrEP Awareness Campaign; Claims It Contains ‘Politics’

In a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to allow political ads on his platform, even those that contain lies and other misinformation. “I just think that in a democracy people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying, and I think […]

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Tank’s Comments About Oral Sex Reignite Homophobic Debate In Black Community

Source: Leon Bennett / Getty R&B crooner Tank is still defending himself against homophobic attacks after he ignited a Twitter storm over his oral sex comments. It all started when Tank went on Angela Yee‘s podcast “Lip Service”. Tank and the podcasters discussed a variety of things, including Tank’s first marriage, how he pleases his […]

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After 35 Years, Always Spreads Its Wings With a Plan for Non-Gendered Packaging

The world of what we’ve traditionally known as “feminine products” is getting more gender-neutral. In an effort to be more inclusive of trans and non-binary consumers, Always is removing the gendered “venus” symbol from its products, CNN reports. “For over 35 years Always has championed girls and women, and we will continue to do so,” […]

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Building Black Queer Womxn’s Community: The Weekend Soiree Heads to New Orleans

Before “safe space” became a dog whistle for white Americans blind to the fact that, by default, every space they occupy is their own, the phrase just described a place for marginalized communities to gather together and, simply, feel safe. For the LGBTQ community, that space had been the bars of the country’s historic gayborhoods, […]

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Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Is a Civil Rights Issue: Why Black People Need to Get Behind Title VII

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments around a case that could transform how businesses across the country handle anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Anyone who purports to care about the black community should be concerned about efforts to ensure equal protection under the law to black LGBTQ+ people, including efforts to question the […]

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Introducing PrEP+, Frank Ocean’s First Foray Into New York City Queer Club Nights

Photo: Jason Merritt (Getty Images) After conquering the Billboard charts, Frank Ocean has set his sights on a new challenge: nightlife. Pitchfork reports that the elusive vocalist will be debuting his own queer club night in New York City on Thursday night as a collaborative effort between his own Blonded brand and the popular Gayletter. […]

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Stop Worrying About How Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Raise Their Children

Image: Michael Reaves (GETTY IMAGES) There are many benefits that come from minding your own business. Your skin clears up, your hair flourishes and you feel lighter as a result from not having to carry the weight of things that don’t concern you. With all these benefits, it amazes me that people don’t mind the […]

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Transgender Comedienne and Activist Referenced in Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones Dies by Suicide

(L-R): Dave Chappelle in Sticks & Stones; Daphne DormanPhoto: Mathieu Bitton (Courtesy of Netflix), Screenshot: YouTube Daphne Dorman, the transgender woman referenced in Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special, Sticks & Stones, has died, Deadline confirms. San Francisco’s Office of Transgender Initiatives reports that the cause of Dorman’s death was suicide. Dorman, who according to her Twitter […]

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Kid Fury and Crissle West Want to Bring Us a ‘More Intersectional Point of View’ With Their New TV Show

Cue The Read’s mix of “Oh Happy Day” because Kid Fury and Crissle West are about to adjust your television settings to “shade.” I recently hopped on a phone call with the 2019 Root 100 honorees Kid Fury and Crissle to chat about what they’re going to explore on their upcoming television show, whether or […]

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Tyler Perry Wants to Leave a Legacy by Building a Shelter for Trafficked Women and Girls, Homeless Women and Displaced LGBTQ Youth

With the recent grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios, Tyler Perry’s legacy is pretty much cemented. However, making a difference in Hollywood is not the only way Perry wants to pay it forward. In a recent interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Perry revealed another big dream of his. Advertisement “You know, the […]

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Why Even Straight People Should Be Watching the LGBTQ Presidential Forum

The top candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president are courting the LGBTQ vote—and the vote of their allies—on Thursday during an hours-long town hall on CNN. Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar, as well as Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, former Secretary Julian […]

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What Went On at the Most Important SCOTUS Cases in LGBTQ Rights This Year

The Supreme Court heard three major cases Tuesday that will determine the future of LGBTQ rights in America. Plaintiffs Aimee Stephens, Donald Zarda, and Gerald Bostock are each respectively asking that the court officially categorize firing employees for belonging to the LGBTQ community as an act of discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, […]

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