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Most White People Don't Have A Single Close Black Friend

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices

Despite all the talk about our supposedly post-racial society, friend groups among Americans remain starkly segregated. A recent study conducted by...

WATCH: Real Talk With Rob Smith - Derrick Gordon and Black Gay People in Pro Sports

Rob Smith | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

On this "Real Talk," I talk about Derrick Gordon coming out, black gays in professional sports, and why it just may be harder for white men to come out than black men...

WATCH: Real Talk With Rob Smith -- The Snow Bunni Video and HIV/AIDS in the Gay Community

Rob Smith | Posted 05.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

On this Real Talk, I take on the Snow Bunni Video and the problem with HIV/AIDS conversations in the gay community.

'I Don't Think Homophobia Is Something That Has A Color'

Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Author Rob Smith spoke at length about homophobia in the African-American community in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. Of the perception...

WATCH: Gay Iraq Veteran's Agonizing Experience Coming Out Under DADT

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Rob Smith was a young, gay soldier when he was in one of the first units to go to war in Iraq. As the eleventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion approa...

Why I Wrote the First Post DADT Repeal Gay Iraq War Memoir

Rob Smith | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

On November 15th, 2010 I chained myself to the White House fence with 12 other LGBT veterans and civilian activists in protest of the U.S. Military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. I did it because I cared, because I thought that every soldier had the right to serve.

The Real Talk Weekly Roundup: Episode 1

Rob Smith | Posted 05.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

Presented by author, lecturer, journalist, and LGBT activist Rob Smith, the Real Talk Weekly Roundup is a weekly vlog series created to dissect and discuss politics and pop culture from a gay perspective...