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Hip Hop Homophobia

Angel Haze Slams Homophobia In Hip-Hop

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment

Rapper/singer Angel Haze wrote a column for Noisey discussing sexuality, and hip-hop's long-standing homophobia problem. Never afraid to speak her min...

Maco L. Faniel, Hip-Hop in Houston Author, Talks Hip-Hop and Homophobia

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

Faniel paints a detailed, nuanced and colorful account of the movers and shakers, as well as the seminal moments in the development and evolution of Houston's hip-hop scene and culture. I spoke with Mr. Faniel about the intersection of hip-hop and homophobia.

Real Talk With Rob Smith: Hip-Hop Homophobia, Russia and Chelsea Manning (VIDEO)

Rob Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

This week's Real Talk With Rob Smith takes on homophobia in hip-hop, Russia, and Chelsea Manning. ...

Homophobia in Hip-Hop

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

When I was growing up, rap's raw sound drew me in, but its repugnant attitudes toward women and the LGBT community left me feeling torn. I love hop-hop but dislike what it has sometimes stood for.

Hip-Hop Hooray for Us Gays?

Aimee Anderson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Aimee Anderson

There's Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' song "Same Love," in which Mary Lambert's voice repeats, "She keeps me warm, she keeps me warm," evoking a sultry, strong anthem for women who love women, and Macklemore points to the hip-hop community as an oppressor.

T-Pain Chastises Homophobia in Hip-Hop

Rajul Punjabi | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Rajul Punjabi

I sat down with the King of Autotune at a press event and found that his newly acquired rage against homophobia stems from witnessing his gay assistant, E.J., endure daily rounds of disrespect and discrimination from within the industry.

The Intersection of Homophobia and Hip Hop: Where Tyler Met Frank

Brother Ali | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Brother Ali

On my debut album, I displayed a few cringe-worthy slur moments of my own. I tossed it around with the reckless abandon of a young man lacking the empathetic sensitivity that only manifests through life-altering interactions and experiences.

'Frank Ocean Say He Gay'

Kevin Powell | Posted 09.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Powell

That is what I heard a group of teenagers say the other day, here on the streets of Brooklyn, when it came out that Frank Ocean had revealed a past love affair with a man. There was no judgment in that remark, no gay bashing, not even the slightest hint of hatred or disgust hovering about them.

Coming Out In Hip-Hop: Frank Ocean's Radical Step

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert V. Taylor

Ocean's gutsiness in revealing his heart and the surprise of discovering that his first love was a man is more than just transparent. For any of us who remember a first love, it offers a common meeting ground beyond the rhetoric of LGBT rights.