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Black LGBT Lives Deserve Love and Liberation, Too

Isaiah R. Wilson | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices
Isaiah R. Wilson

Too often when we do find the strength to vocalize our challenges, our own communities can serve as barriers working to prevent us from truly making progress to build a brighter future.

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on Selma

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay 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.

Gay Marriage to Ferguson

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

(Serena Sebring) From Gay Marriage to Ferguson: LGBTQ Organizing and Black Liberation In 2012, Southerners On New Ground (SONG) organized against A...

Racial Divide in LGBTQ Communities Could Have Derailed Marriage Debate in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

To the surprise of white LGBTQ organizations, both the LGBTQ African-American community and the straight African-American community had much to say about the white queer political machine's appropriation of the language of the black civil rights movement, done without participation by people of color.

Fair Employment Practices: A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

Today the National Black Justice Coalition released a groundbreaking report that examines how bias and prejudice based on race, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression intersect to the detriment of LGBT workers of color.

LGBT People Of Color: Our Lives Are Valuable

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Matthew Shepard. Charles Howard. Teena Brandon. In the LGBT community these are names and tragic stories that made national headlines. But how many of us are familiar with Sakia Gunn? Tiffany Berry? Micheal J. Sandy? Roberto Pancho Duncanson?

Black Or White: Which Group Is More Likely To Be Gay?

Posted 10.19.2012 | Black Voices

Contrary to stereotypical images, which peg LGBT people as disproportionately white, male, urban and wealthy, a new survey shows that the LGBT communi...

LGBT History Month: 21 Influential Black LGBT Icons

Posted 10.10.2012 | Black Voices

The struggle for equality in the LGBT black community has a long history with roots stemming back to the Harlem Renaissance and The Civil Rights Movem...

For Colored Boys: The End Of An Invisible Life

Clay Cane | Posted 10.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Clay Cane

The voices in For Colored Boys represent empowerment, which isn't always beautiful and sometimes laced with grit. We colored boys are slapping flesh onto a monolithic image of black LGBT people.

Addressing The Media's 'Diversity Issue'

Daryl C. Hannah | Posted 07.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Daryl C. Hannah

Though media coverage of LGBT issues has drastically improved overall in the past few decades, the media's focus on how these issues specifically affect LGBT people of color is still almost as nonexistent as it was 20 or 30 years ago.

WATCH: Going Beyond The Gay White Male At The 2012 Queer People Of Color Conference

Earnest Winborne | Posted 06.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Earnest Winborne

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PHOTOS: 11 Living Legends Who Happen To Be Black And Gay

Leyla Farah | Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Leyla Farah

For those of us who claim both the African-American community and the LGBT community, it can seem that precious little of Black History Month embraces our unique experience. Black, LGBT icons are often either overlooked entirely or stripped of their sexuality.

The Faces Missing from 'The Gay Rights Movement'

Zach Stafford | Posted 03.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Zach Stafford

It's time for us to stop saying that the gay rights movement is the new civil rights movement, because my civil rights movement hasn't stopped: as a person of color, for me it's still going.