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Black Lesbian Community

'I Was Always Different, Always Other'

Robyn Vie Carpenter | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Robyn Vie Carpenter

It was my blackness that I thought made it difficult to date in high school. So, when my first girlfriend kissed me at a party, I was blown away. I swear I heard angels singing and saw a light shining, because a burden I didn't even know I was carrying had suddenly been lifted.

America Cleans Up Its Homophobic Lexicon

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us.

Black-Lesbian-Owned Businesses Are Endangered

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Since I launched, my social networking site for lesbians of color, in 2009, I have witnessed many black-lesbian-owned businesses fail or struggle to survive because of the lack of support in our own community.

WATCH: New Series Follows Lesbians Down South

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

“Girl Play TV” fills the void of leading fictional black lesbian characters with masculine-centered or identified women. The New Orleans-based sho...

Celebrating Kwanzaa in the Black Lesbian and Gay Community

Imani Rashid | Posted 02.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Imani Rashid

When my wife and I attended the Kwanzaa celebration with our son's classmates and their families in 1977, we were the only lesbian couple in the room. Yet we were welcomed into that room. This was a life-changing event for me.

Color Us Invisible: In the Shadows of Communities Black and Gay, Black Lesbians Forge Lives, Loves, And Family

Mignon R. Moore | Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Mignon R. Moore

One of my findings is that working-class black lesbians live in black communities, not "gay ghettos," and that social location shapes their identities, family formation, and other understandings in ways that differ from some white LGBT people.