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African American Lgbt Community

Why Homophobic Harlem Church Building Should Become LGBT Homeless Youth Shelter

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.05.2017 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The last thing Manning would ever fathom for the church space is it becoming NYC's largest homeless shelter and resource center for LGBTQ African American youth. And the Ali Forney Center has launched a fundraising drive to grab the space.

Hurricane Katrina's Struggling Black Gay Community

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The hurricane exposed not only race and class fault lines, but the odious fault lines of heterosexism and faith-based privilege. LGBTQ evacuees, many of whom are now displaced, faced all kinds of discrimination at the hands of many of the faith-based relief agencies.

The Surprising Number Of African-Americans Who Identify As LGBT

Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

A new report is shedding light on the growing number of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in the black community. A...

Morehouse Offers LGBTQ Course: A Student's Perspective

Marcus Lee | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marcus Lee

The psychic distance between tolerance and acceptance is congruent to the emotional difference between a bleak handshake and a brotherly hug... Tolerance is not enough, and there is no room for neutrality.

The Preponderance of Flatscreen TVs Doesn't Mean LGBT Characters of Color Have to Flatline

Tina Mabry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tina Mabry

A string of TV series that portray well-rounded LGBT characters has helped challenge stereotypes and set the table for acceptance. Unfortunately, there have not been many TV series that portray LGBT African Americans.