“So I hear you’re leaving the truth?”
The character of Toine Wilkins, a transgender police officer on OWN’s critically acclaimed series Queen Sugar, is the first trans person Brian Michael Smith has ever portrayed, and is perhaps the first portrayal of an African-American trans man on a major television show.
For centuries, U.S.-based evangelical Christians have traversed the continent of Africa spreading messages of homophobia and transphobia against the LGBTQ community.
Who could be bothered to debate the merits of adding two additional colors to the rainbow flag, a symbol of pride for members of the LGBTQ community Evidently, quite a few folks across Al Gore’s internet who meet one of the following descriptors: bored out of their minds; insensitive to the plight of even more…
Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip who was shot by a gunman who attacked a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, has kept company with racists. He was forced to apologize for speaking at an international conference of white supremacists, and reportedly referred to himself as “David Duke without the baggage…
One year ago June 12, I awoke to a flurry of text messages and missed calls from friends demanding that I turn on my television. It was a Sunday morning, and like many black gay men who reside in the nation’s capital, I was in hibernation, sleeping off one too many Jack and Cokes.
If you reside in the nation’s capital and, at the end of every May, don’t notice thousands of black LGBTQ people descend from the gay clouds in their fiercest outfits to slay the weekend away, then you may be living under a rock.
When Master of None’s Lena Waithe shared her coming-out story with the show’s writers’ room, she never thought it would ever end up as an episode, let alone one of the Netflix series’ most memorable episodes to date.
Magic Johnson shared some advice for parents when it comes to having LGBTQ children. During Johnson’s appearance on Ellen, he spoke about his son E.J. coming out to him and his wife, and praised the 24-year-old. Ellen DeGeneres asked Johnson what advice he would give to parents whose children just came out to them.
As a black queer man, I understood at an extremely young age that I didn’t have the ability to be as sexually free and liberated as my heterosexual male counterparts.
While one hopes that a Best Picture win for Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight will translate into more stories about black queer men, it cannot be denied that representations of lesbians and queer women of color are sadly lagging behind in pretty much every medium, from film to literature. But Tee Franklin, a queer black,…
On Tuesday the Trump administration submitted a report to Congress that listed the data it plans to collect in the 2020 census. In its original iteration, the list contained questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. In a revised version that appeared online, those topics were omitted.
My-King Johnson is the latest millennial to eschew the closet, becoming the first active openly gay scholarship player in Division I football history.
The Rhode Island School of Design is reportedly investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti made from human excrement (??) was found in a gender-neutral bathroom. (Y’all people with your “isms” and phobias are gross ... but we knew that.)
The community is still reeling after a silent churchgoer put Kim Burrell’s violently homophobic sermon on blast for the world to see. Burrell’s tirade—which featured vulgar remarks about gay and lesbian sex and a warning that they would “die in 2017”—led Ellen DeGeneres to cancel the scheduled talk show performance of…
An East Harlem, N.Y., clinic dedicated to the needs of transgender individuals will expand its services to that community, the city announced this week.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence's Washington, D.C., neighbors want him to realize they don't tolerate hate directed toward the LGBTQ community. And they've raised gay-pride flags all throughout the neighborhood to put him on notice.
Police killings of unarmed black men and women—such as this summer’s shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile—have highlighted the need, long recognized by racial-justice advocates, for a more critical examination of the ways in which police fail to “protect and serve” some of our country’s most marginalized…
Deeniquia Dodds, known to her friends and loved ones as "Dee Dee," died Wednesday from a Fourth of July shooting in Washington, D.C. On a day commemorating the alleged freedom and equality for all people in this country, Dee Dee, a 22-year-old black transgender woman raised in the nation's capital, became at least the …