Posts tagged "gay"

Frank Ocean Rocks GQ’s December "Men of the Year" Issue

It’s no secret that we’ve (yes, all of us) have been following Frank Ocean this year. With the debut of his solo album channel ORANGE (which I love) and penning letters about his sexuality, he’s had an amazing year. With trying to overcome homophobia with the industry and perfecting his craft is something that keeps Frank... 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 »

NBA star Grant Hill Wants Young People to Stop Using the Word "Gay"

NBA star Grant Hill Wants Young People to Stop Using the Word "Gay"
The NBA aired a 30-second public service announcement last week featuring NBA Phoenix Suns player Grant Hill and Jared Dudley encouraging young people to stop using the word “gay” to mean “dumb or stupid.” The commercial is also part of the “Think B4 You Speak” campaign sponsored by the NBA, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education... Read more »
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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 »

Two NBA Raptors Players Holding Hands...Sportmanship? Or.....?

When I first saw this photo in Chicago’s “Rolling Out,” it immediately made me say ‘awwwwwww!” Leandro Barbosa of the Toronto Raptors grabbed teammate Reggie Evans’ hand as they were leaving the court on Sunday night after their 102-98 win over the Magic, inspiring hundreds of homophobic comments on a brief YouTube clip of the... Read more »

Is College the Place For Same-Sex Experimentation for Women?

The expression “giving it the ol’ College try” may not be so accurate for women, a recent study says. A New York Times article suggest that the popular stereotype of college campuses as a hive of same-sex experimentation for young women may be all wrong. The National Survey on Family Growth found that women with... Read more »
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U.S. Census Bureau Reports: Gay Parents Find The South More Welcoming

A New York Times article recently reported that gay parents find the south more welcoming – specifically, Jacksonville, Florida – word?!? I have to admit that this piece particularly caught me off guard because it’s, frankly, unexpected. Perhaps, its because of my own stereotypes of the South but you can’t argue with data. The news... Read more »

Marsha Ambrosius' Video Premiere

Marsha Ambrosius' Video Premiere
Ex-Floetry Singer Marsha Ambrosius’ new song, “Far Away,” may have one of the most moving messages of 2011, thus far.  The new single hopes to raise awareness against bullying. Inspired by her real-life experience, the clip revolves around a gay friend who is shoved aside by people in his neighborhood due to his sexual orientation.... Read more »

Would you let your son dress like a princess?

Would you let your son dress like a princess?
While lying in bed with the boyfriend, I stumble across a Facebook friend’s link to a story about the “Princess Boy” and his amazing family. Immediately, the television show Criminal Minds goes mute and we begin to listen intensely to what this little boy in a dress has to say. Cheryl Kilodavis and her 5-year-old... Read more »
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Football Star Reggie Bush Wants You To Stop Using The Phrase "No Homo!"

Football Star Reggie Bush Wants You To Stop Using The Phrase "No Homo!"
The world seems to be changing in a very “accepting” direction. When major sports athletes stand up and defend gay rights, it makes me so proud. New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush advised his Twitter followers not to use the phrase “no homo” if it offends gay people. Towleroad reports that Bush first posed... Read more »