Posts tagged "african american"

"White people are less likely to be gay," a Gallup survey reveals

"White people are less likely to be gay," a Gallup survey reveals
I’m still in shock by this new study… The Gallup survey reveals that poorer Blacks and Asians are more likely to be gay than wealthier whites. The controversial study, said to be the largest of its kind ever undertaken in America, estimated that 3.4 percent of US adults saw themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or... Read more »

Magic Johnson: Friend of the Gay Community?

Magic Johnson: Friend of the Gay Community?
Magic Johnson wants to fight homophobia- say what?!? Recently, in an interview with the Huffington Post, Johnson discussed his legacy of service to Black America from his Magic Johnson Foundation, but now he wants to focus his efforts not only towards HIV/AIDS prevention but, also, homophobia in the Black community and AIDS. In the interview... Read more »

NAACP Seeing More Gay?

This is huge news: The NAACP’s newly revived Worcester chapter elected a 28-year-old openly gay black man as its president this month…and, he’s really hot! Founded more than a century ago to promote black equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is showing remarkable diversity in its leadership ranks — the result... Read more »
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Rev. Meeks Drops Out Of Mayoral Race - See ya!

It does feel like Christmas! Today, I got an early gift when I heard the announcement that State Sen. James Meeks has dropped out of the mayoral race. Thanks, Santa! In an e-mail sent to media Thursday afternoon, Meeks — who also heads Salem Baptist Church on the South Side — said he was ending... Read more »

Openly Gay Black Man to Serve on Springfield City Council

Amaad I. Rivera is both excited and surprised to suddenly be on the cusp of becoming the newest member of the Springfield, Massachusetts City Council. Rivera is set to become the new city councilor in Ward 6, due to the resignation this week of Ward 6 Councilor Keith W. Wright. Rivera would complete the final... Read more »

1 in 22 Blacks Will Get HIV, CDC Report Says

A new CDC report estimating the lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis for several populations found great disparities by racial/ethnic groups, reports The Associated Press. Based on HIV surveillance, vital statistics, and census data from 37 states and Puerto Rico for 2007, an estimated 4.65 percent of blacks/African Americans would receive an HIV diagnosis during their... Read more »
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Another African American Gay Male Commits Suicide

Joseph Jefferson’s chilling last words, shared on Facebook with his friends, were: “I could not bear the burden of living as a gay man of color in a world grown cold and hateful towards those of us who live and love differently than the so-called ‘social mainstream.’ Belonging is one of the basic human needs,... Read more »

African American Gay Teen Commits Suicide

It really feels like this will not end.  Another teen, a 19-year-old former Howard University student Aiyisha Hassan committed suicide on October 4th. She appears to be the seventh LGBT teen to make the headlines for committing suicide in the past five weeks. Some reports suggest the former HU student was struggling with her sexuality.... Read more »

Uganda Paper Publishes Photos Of Gays

The front-page newspaper story featured a list of Uganda’s 100 “top” homosexuals, with a bright yellow banner across it that read: “Hang Them.” Alongside their photos were the men’s names and addresses. CBS News reported that in the days since it was published, at least four gay Ugandans on the list have been attacked and... Read more »
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A New Urban Gay Network that 'GLOs'

Let’s be honest. Their isn’t a network out there that caters or listens to the urban gay person. Not Logo. Not here!. Nothing. Well, not until now… GLO TV Network, the world’s only television network catering to the Urban LGBT community and it’s allies, premiered in September. It was founded in 2010, and it’s the... Read more »