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Dear Matthew Gates: Thanks For Being Revolutionary

Brian Stewart | Posted 09.25.2015 | College
Brian Stewart

Whether you believe it or not, your decision to own and share your truth has already inspired someone else to do the same. Like yourself, I was raised in a black household, in a black neighborhood, and attended a black church. Like yourself, my experience at my HBCU was bittersweet.

Under The Rainbow -- Black, Queer And Not In The Mood For Pride

Joseph Coco | Posted 06.26.2016 | Black Voices
Joseph Coco

I just can't vibe with one aspect of my existence being uplifted while another piece is reminded of its inhumanity every single day. I can't focus on something like marriage, or living boldly and proudly, when I need to focus on keeping myself and those like me alive.

No, Being Black and Gay Does Not Suck

Maurice Tracy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maurice Tracy

Apparently it sucks to be a black gay guy. At least that is what "Stevie" over at gayguys.com claims in his post "20 Reasons It Sucks To Be A Gay Black Man." I am over articles like this one, which measures our worth as gay men by white men's standards.

Black, Gay and Living in a 'Voting Rights? No! Gay Marriage, Yes!' World

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The Supreme Court's rulings force LGBTQ people of color, like me, to reside a bifurcated reality in terms of full civil rights protections.

Invisible Men: Why It Matters That There Are No Black Male Couples On TV

Rob Stephenson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Stephenson

Gay couples on TV allow gay men to see themselves reflected in the larger culture, and normalize them to others. Where are the role models for African American gay male couples on TV?

It Can Be Scary Coming Out As Black and Gay

Zach Stafford | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zach Stafford

It is scary coming out as gay when life has already given you so much to worry about, so much to think about, and so much to struggle with.

Black, Gay and Reclaiming 'Civil Rights'

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

Whites don't want to have the difficult conversation and chance being labeled racist for bringing it up, blacks who oppose equality for LGBTs toss out the race card to avoid the discussion.