Posts tagged "black gays"

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 »

HBCU Summit Brings Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Issues to the Table

This event is the first of its kind. It brought together nine HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to talk exclusively about LGBT issues on campuses, last month. Which is unheard of because it’s still considered a taboo subject on many Black college campuses. The summit took place at Atlanta’s HBCU Spelman College and they hoped open the dialogue... Read more »

It Keeps Getting Better...

I would be lying if I said growing up gay and black on the South Side was easy. By age 14, I was constantly fighting–with my words and my fists–and I was afraid life would never get better. At one point, I even tried praying the gay away. (It didn’t work.) Just a few days... Read more »
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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 »