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America Cleans Up Its Homophobic Lexicon

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us.

Black Gay Men Positively Out: Many Men, Many Closets (Part 2)

Craig Washington | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Craig Washington

How do we reconcile the explicit messages we present to black gay men countering homophobia and HIV stigma with the messages we imply through our HIV closets? Where is the integrity in challenging gay men to relinquish their imbedded shame as we demonstrate and justify our own?

Black Gay Men Positively Out: Many Men, Many Closets (Part 1)

Craig Washington | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Craig Washington

Stigma cannot be dislodged unless more HIV-positive people come out of our viral closets and break down the barricades of fear and silence. It is no secret that black gay men bear the highest HIV burden. Our condition demands that we unleash the radical.

To A Brother From A Snap! Queen

Maurice Tracy | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

Jolly for you that you have a deep voice, a culturally acceptable walk and all that cisgender privilege, but let's be clear that some of us do not; some of us are feminine, and we switch, and we talk with a lisp, but that does not make us stereotypical.

LOOK: The Country's Youngest Married African-American Gay Couple?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Cue up Teena Marie’s “Young Love” -- could this be the nation's youngest African-American gay couple to wed? The Scoop Entertainment certainl...

La La Anthony Attends Gay Wedding, Talks Marriage Equality On Reality Show

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

It’s no secret that La La Anthony is an ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The television host, reality star, ...

'Real L Word' Star Gets Literary With New Magazine

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

"Real L Word" star Saj Golde hopes her latest endeavor, BlackOUT Magazine, provides a positive outlet for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender peopl...

Check Out 'No Shade,' The Brilliant New LGBT Web Series

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Caution: Video contains sexually frank language. Director and cinematographer Sean Anthony has created a new web series called “No Shade”. It...

Glennisha Morgan

Staceyann Chin: Black Gay Community Needs Straight Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Over a decade ago, Staceyann Chin burst onto the scene with Russell Simmons’ “Def Poetry Jam” on Broadway. Sharing the stage with other prominen...

The Birth of Equality

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Lisa Mae Brunson

I had been discriminated all my life for being black, for being a woman, for being economically challenged, and now -- for being gay. And being gay didn't mean I was automatically accepted into the gay community. For some, I wasn't gay enough, with my long hair and high heels.

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...

Bricks: A Docuseries Slice of Black Gay Life in NYC

Rob Smith | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

For one intense and drama-filled month back in April, cameras followed me and eight other gay black men of various ages and career paths as we lived our lives, followed our dreams, and got to know one another. The result is Bricks.

WATCH: Are Black Gay Men Just Special Guests In A White Gay World?

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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Does the Black LGBTQ Community Fail to Support Its Own?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

While clearly the cost of operation was prohibitive, causing Gay Black Men News to cease publication, another reason, according to publisher and founder Ralph Emerson, was the lack of support from the LGBTQ communities of African descent.

CDC: 'Alarming' Spike in HIV Rates for Gay, Bi Black Men

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta released new figures on HIV incidence in the United States, and the agency found that while the annual numb...

Thank You, Don Lemon

Keith Boykin | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Keith Boykin

By standing up for who he is, Don Lemon will help to placate the fears of other black gay men and lesbians who are waiting to do the same.

Department of Defense, I Am Waiting to Receive My Survey

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

Surely, the Department of Defense can find a way to support the integrity of men and women who have already enrolled in the armed forces without sending out offensive surveys.

Low-Down Talk About Gays, HIV, and the DL from Sherri Shepherd and D.L. Hughley

Rob Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Smith

Three-and-a-half minutes on The View were the source of enough misinformation to damage the conversation regarding blacks and gays for a while. How about including the voice of black gays?

Black Queers Are Tying the Knot

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Monroe

An idea that was once anathema to black queer identity, marriage, in our LGBTQ communities, is being celebrated and on the rise. And many of us are now proudly walking down the aisle to tie the knot.

Tavis Smiley's Big Day

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Ocamb

Gay and bisexual black men in California have household incomes that are 44 percent lower than their heterosexual counterparts.

Marriage Matters to Us

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

It has been a strange couple of weeks. Just last week, I saw something that I never thought I'd see in my lifetime, and felt like I was witnessing it ...