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Gay People of Color

Inaction Cannot Be An Option

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.

Making History, Undermining Stereotypes and Changing the LGBT Equality Movement

Ashland Johnson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ashland Johnson

But athletes like Sam, Griner, Collins and Gordon are changing this. By boldly coming out in such public ways, they have become -- for many people -- the faces of the LGBT moment, and they are challenging assumptions about what the LGBT community looks like.

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.

Real Talk With Rob Smith: Tired of 'Black vs. Gay' (VIDEO)

Rob Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Smith

This is my response to the tired "black vs. gay" meme that's going on right now.

The Queer Politics of Writing on Race

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The fury that Bay Windows editor Sue O'Connell's piece "Sharing our experience: White gay men and black men have more in common than they think" ignited raised this query: Can white LGBTQs suggest or give advice to communities of color from their own experiences of discrimination?

Sohnia van der Puye Talks The Cold Call, Her Short Film Project About Being LGBT and South Asian

JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
JR Tungol

Van der Puye hopes that her film will enlighten mainstream and LGBT media on the unique challenges facing queer people of color, specifically the gay South Asian community. I sat down with her and chatted about the film and her thoughts on being LGBT and a person of color.

Don Lemon Reminds Me of Sad Similarity Between Black, Gay Communities

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Don Lemon dehumanized the African-American community by reducing it to stereotypes, much like the religious right does to the LGBT community. Certainly this is not what Lemon was trying to do, but it was something that he maybe should have realized, given that he is a black gay man.

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.

On Blackness and Queerness

Charles Stephens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Stephens

Identifying as queer felt like the best way to bring together my identities as someone who is black, male but not conventionally masculine, desiring of other men but not exclusively, and working-class, with an inclination toward the sexually transgressive.

Strengthening My Filipino Pride Through My Gay Pride

JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
JR Tungol

When I hit puberty, my homosexuality was something I could not let slip. I did not want to disappoint my traditional Filipino parents, and in that vein, I grew angry toward them and thought that they would never understand my feelings and what I was going through.

The Reality of the NYPD Patrol Guide Changes for Trans* and Gender Nonconforming People

justin adkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
justin adkins

As great as these changes to the patrol guide are, they will not stop the false arrests in suspicion of prostitution or racial profiling. They will not stop the NYPD "stop and frisk" policy.

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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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.

Don't Forget About Us During Black History Month

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alvin McEwen

It's gratifying to see Lee Daniels get recognition for being the first black gay man nominated in the category of Best Director.