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Beyoncé Does Justice to New Orleans's Rich Queer Culture

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

"Formation" celebrates identities that once sparked shame but now inspire pride.

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.

Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens.

On World AIDS Day report on black community still grim

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! And international theme for 2015 is "Getting to zero; end Aids by 2030." The national theme for this year is "The time to...

What Should White LGBTQ Organizations Do Post-Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.22.2016 | 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.

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.

Black LGBT Lives Deserve Love and Liberation, Too

Isaiah R. Wilson | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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 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.

Gay Marriage to Ferguson

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

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

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

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?

Gallup Poll Finds People Of Color More Likely To Identify As LGBT

Posted 10.14.2016 | Black Voices

A new survey shows that "nonwhites are more likely than white segments of the U.S. population to identify as LGBT." According to the report, releas...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Earnest Winborne

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

Leyla Farah | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.