Posts tagged "black and gay"

Sign this Petition to Stop Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill

Sign this Petition to Stop Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill
I was having a difficult time finding a petition to help stop Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, but, thanks to a new feature, We the People, on WhiteHouse.gov, I was able to allow my voice, and others, to be heard.  If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by December 18, 2012,  the White House will review... Read more »

Uganda's "Kill The Gays" Bill is a Hot Mess

Uganda's "Kill The Gays" Bill is a Hot Mess
I don’t think I will ever understand the fact that homosexuality is illegal in many  parts of the world; specifically, many African countries. It’s incomprehensible. Well, Uganda will officially pass the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill at the end of this year despite international criticism. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said the anti-gay bill will become law by... Read more »

Pariah: A New Film Challenging Homophobia in the Black Community

Pariah: A New Film Challenging Homophobia in the Black Community
Here’s a film I can’t wait to see. Its been getting rave  reviews and it focuses on a 17-year-old Brooklyn girl named Alike (Adepero Oduye) who has realized that she is a lesbian but doesn’t know what to do with a newfound identity that’s still unknown to her family. Coming home on the bus after a... Read more »
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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 »

The Courage of CNN's Don Lemon

Former Chicago NBC Anchor Don Lemon is, arguably, changing the game. Now, a CNN anchor, Don Lemon recently posted a Twitter link to a New York Times article announcing his new book, Transparent, in stores on June 16, in which the anchorman reveals that he is gay. Lemon will become one of three openly gay anchors... Read more »

Gay Black Men and Depression

I first learned of the documentary “You Are Alone,” from a website called Healthy Black Men – Healthyblackmen.org is an online health and lifestyle magazine for Black men.  The story that grabbed my attention was one that outlined gay black men and how they’re suffering from depression. Antoine B. Craigwell, author and filmmaker, wrote about... Read more »
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Lenox And The Second City

Welcome to the mighty adventures of a young, gay, black male living and exploring Chicago. Some may remember me from my previous Chicagonow.com blog, Young, Black and Gay (check out some of my older posts!),now, I’m reloaded and ready to take on the Second City, gay issue by gay issue. I plan to tackle issues affecting the... Read more »