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A Note To My Younger Self About My Upcoming 'Dirty 30'

Matthew Rose | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Rose

Usually, I'm not a big fan of my birthdays. They historically bring to mind things going wrong in my life, things beyond my control. It has become a r...

Black, Gay Christians Do Exist, And It's Time You Hear Us

Brent Thomas Whiteside | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
Brent Thomas Whiteside

I was lucky enough to find a relationship with God at an early age. My family owned a church, so the majority of my adolescence was spent being hauled back and forth to every church service you can imagine.

How Some Black LGBTQ People Are Surviving In The Age Of HIV

Mic | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.04.2016 | Queer Voices

It's a staggering and dire statistic — one that reinforces the dreadful sense that clouds my life and the lives of so many younger and older black m...

The Love That Now Can Speak Its Name

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

History has shown us that people will fight for love's integrity, even when it is against popular opinion, violating both state and federal laws, and possibly causing them their lives.

It's Just Us Television Interview...

Craig Stewart | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Craig Stewart

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Redefining What It Means to Be a Gay Black Man

Donovan Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donovan Thompson

What's sad to me is that we have bought into the propaganda that black masculinity and gayness are mutually exclusive. For this very reason, there is a host of gay black men who are comfortable being silent.

John R. Gordon, a Graphic Novelist on the Rise

Diriye Osman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Diriye Osman

The comic is a smartly drawn, intelligently presented primer on HIV prevention, particularly in relation to young, black gay men in Britain.

PrEP & Black Gay Men: Practicing What Your Preach by Taking Your Own Medicine

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Have you ever looked at your life and realized that you are, in one way or another, just a statistic? Growing up as a Black gay man in America, you are inundated with statistics about who you are.

A Letter to Myself About Becoming Me

Brian Stewart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stewart

You are an exceptional black gay man. It will take time to unlearn the self-hate and demeaning homophobic structures your church, community and family instilled in you, but when you finally do, you'll be such a better person.

What Should White LGBTQ Organizations Do Post-Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

With this June's historic Supreme Court ruling -- Obergefell v. Hodge -- that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states many white LGBTQ organizations nationwide have been questioning what to do next.

Local Initiative Makes National Gains: ManDate

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sheena C. Howard

ManDate enjoys no fanfare, no budget for advertising and no popular press coverage, however it has been successfully operating and serving the needs of gay Black men since its inception in 2010.

New Zine Explores The History and Culture Of Black Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new independent magazine titled The Tenth Zine aims to shed light on the history and culture of the African American queer community. Creative d...

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on Selma

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

For the first time ever, an intergenerational and interracial gathering of LGBTQ voices of color and our allies came together, creating the paradigm of how future discussions should take place.

BET Editor Slams Black Church: ‘Being Gay Is Not A Sin'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

BET.com’s Entertainment Editor Clay Cane joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and expressed his extreme disappointment in the black church for actions that ...

'I'm Not Gay No More'

Craig Stewart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Craig Stewart

I've seen the video of the gay man being "delivered" in church. Some find it funny. I think it's sad. And I don't blame him, because it's not his fault. It's the delusion, deception and power of the church (man). Many gay men have tried to pray the gay away, just not publicly.

10 Reasons It's Awesome to Be a Black Gay Man

Rob Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Smith

I recently came across a piece by a black gay man who seems to need a bit of help when it comes to realizing how awesome he is, so I've come up with 10 reasons it's utterly amazing and pretty awesome to be a black gay guy.

Why I'm a Black Man Before I'm a Gay Man

Terrence Chappell | Posted 12.31.2014 | Black Voices
Terrence Chappell

If you're a black man, it doesn't matter how many degrees you hold. It doesn't matter how much money you make. It doesn't matter where you live or what kind of car you drive; to some you're still a n*****, and that is the cold, hard truth about the world we live in today, and it's what my parents had to teach me growing up. I don't experience this with my identity as a gay man.

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.

Is the World Ready for Out, Black Male Artists?

Donovan Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donovan Thompson

Fortunately, finally, we are being offered great music from real performers that happen to be gay like Sam Smith, but it's not enough. As a black man, I would love to celebrate artists that can offer a multitude of truthful creative stories on a larger scale.

Dear Black Gay Men, Don't Get Comfortable

Jay Dodd | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jay Dodd

When performing black femininity at the request of white or non-black spaces, we are continuing the violence against black women. Without reconciling the privilege of masculinity, we are continuing that violence. Letting our white gay counterparts parade black femininity only reproduces the problem.

As A Black Gay Man, I'm Constantly Battling My Fear Of HIV

Drew-Shane Daniels | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Drew-Shane Daniels

Since National HIV Testing Day was Friday, I decided to go get tested. This has become a tradition for me every summer. My last HIV test was last year and I knew it had been longer than six months since my last test.

Little Black Gay Boys (VIDEO)

Craig Stewart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Craig Stewart

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Sissies and Kisses: On Michael Sam and Femmephobia

Mathew Rodriguez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mathew Rodriguez

I am all for people appreciating Michael Sam's achievements, but there is no need to denigrate femme gay men and further femmephobia to do it. Femmephobia is a serious problem inside and outside the gay community.

"I Don't Normally Date Dark-Skin Men": Colorism in the Black Gay Community

Donovan Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donovan Thompson

Should I be pleased that I am the exception to your rule, driven undoubtedly by self-loathing?

Responding To Harlem's Anti-Gay Pastor With Love And Beauty

Eric E. Arnold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric E. Arnold

Often Black men and their same sex partners are pushed to the fringes of society and forced to endure ignorance and hatred alone. Our project is dedicated to making sure that folks do not continue to feel this way.