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Mandela's LGBTQ Advocacy Has Fallen on Deaf Ears in Africa and African Diasporic Communities

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

If truth be told, Mandela's advocacy has shown very little light even in his country. South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians. And its method to remedy its "problem" with lesbians is "corrective rape."

The Boy Scouts of America: Another Closed Door for Black GBTQ Youth

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The Boy Scouts of America's position on GBTQ scouts is unquestionably discriminatory, and its hesitancy to swiftly remove its ban dishonors the organization's goal and philosophy

Tongues Untied: Black, Gay And Sanctified?

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Many LGBTQ people desire spiritual communities, but many of us end up dispossessed because of others' refusal to accept us "as we are" within our communities. Thankfully, there are faith leaders who are facilitating the creation of affirming worship communities.

Will Obama's Support Of Marriage Equality Keep Some Blacks Home On Election Day?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

In this 2012 presidential election Obama's biggest support base will have dropped precipitously. And it will be because of both the Democratic Party's and Obama's pronouncement on marriage equality.

Black Ministers Come Out On Obama's Stance On Marriage

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

LGBTQ activists of African descent have pondered what would be the catalyst to rally those African-American Christian ministers to support same-sex marriage and engage the black community in a nationwide discussion. The answer arrived in President Obama.

The Black Church's Conundrum: What Would Jesus Do?

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Monique Ruffin

Black people have a large gay community, many of whom are less and less willing to hide and deny who they are. Their confidence is challenging the black community to embrace and acknowledge what has largely been swept under the rug.