Posts tagged "black"

"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 »

'Dark Girls' Documentary Sheds Light on Skin-Color Bias

Is it me or does it seem like Beyonce is actually looking lighter and lighter these days? Well, this is the perfect time to release a documentary geared toward darker skinned African Americans. “Dark Girls” is a new documentary by Bill Duke explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color that are experienced particularly... Read more »
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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 »

Don't blink--you'll miss the minorities

  You’ve probably heard NBC’s new slogan by now. And if you haven’t, brace yourself–it’s pretty patronizing. “More colorful.” To read my entire RedEye column, click here.

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 »
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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 »

Win Tickets to See Forest Whitaker on Saturday!

Want to see Forest Whitaker while he’s in town this Saturday for the Chicago International Film Festival Black Perspectives Tribute???? Well, you can! Check out my blog today at 4pm for a trivial question about Mr. Whitaker; the first two people to comment on the blog with the correct answer, will win a pair of... Read more »

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 »
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It Gets Better...

I was completely stunned when I learned of a Rutgers University student killed himself after his sexual encounter with another boy was broadcast online by his college roommate, he joined a growing list of gay suicides in recent months. The Rutgers student, Tyler Clementi, apparently jumped to his death from a New York City bridge... Read more »