For those of us who came of age in the late 80s and 90s, we remember a time full of post-80s optimism, the rise of hip-hop in the grunge era, and the unabashed flamboyance of the “club kid.” All were in full effect at the New York City-area college I entered in 1993.
The video is grainy, and it’s difficult, at first viewing, to tell what exactly is happening. But the crucial nine seconds it catches—of three teens engaged in a disruptive fistfight—is enough, defense attorneys say, to get manslaughter charges against their client Abel Cedeno dropped.
It was around 1994, and I was crushing hard on L. She was fine—like an Asian Apollonia, but just a bit thicker, with a dynamite smile and an easy laugh. She was also the sister of a guy I worked and hung out with, and I liked her immediately.
“Ain’t I a woman?” Black feminist pioneer Sojourner Truth famously asked that question of an all-white audience of abolitionists and suffragettes in 1861, to point out the erasure of black women from the social “protections” of womanhood.
This week, one lucky Rihanna fan got an impromptu lesson in tokenism—from the star herself—after they suggested that she include transgender women in her next Fenty Beauty campaign. The new beauty mogul, who rocked the cosmetics industry this past September with her full-spectrum beauty launch, responded kindly and…
A Bronx, N.Y., teen charged with fatally stabbing his 15-year-old classmate in September will be able to spend the holidays with his family.
Around 2:30 Monday morning, Oklahoma City police responded to a disturbance at a local motel. Upon arriving, they found the body of Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson, a 31-year-old black transgender woman. She had been murdered.
Filmmaker Yance Ford’s film Strong Island is a must-watch on Netflix. The documentary tells the story of the Ford family and how their lives were forever altered by the shooting death of Yance’s older brother, William, in 1992. He was killed by a white man in the Long Island, N.Y., hamlet of Central Islip, where…
On Oct. 6, Netflix will globally premiere The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian David France. The documentary courses through the untimely death and unsolved murder of the transgender trailblazer Marsha P. Johnson, all the while shedding light on the impact she had as a…
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday that his state would prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas because of discriminatory legislation enacted in those states that targets LGBT Americans.
A North Carolina jury took 90 minutes to deliver a guilty verdict to a white supremacist accused of killing his former boss because he was gay. In April 2015, Kenneth Morgan Stancil III walked into Wayne County Community College’s print shop, where he worked; pointed a shotgun at his boss, Ron Lane; and murdered Lane…
As early as Thursday, Donald Trump will sign a new executive order that allows entities to discriminate against the millions of Americans whose gender and sexuality fall outside the boundaries of those entities’ religious beliefs, CNN reports.
Like many fans, I remember exactly where I was when I found out Prince had died. I was near the end of a lunch meeting when my phone started moving as if it were possessed by a Bedroom Kandi product. The same thing happened to the person I was meeting with. Given how both our lives can be quickly seized by the news…
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…
North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” passed eight months ago, could be repealed during a special legislative session Wednesday.
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.
A Georgia judge sentenced a man to 40 years in prison Wednesday after he threw scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Spelman College will be convening a task force to provide recommendations on whether it will be accepting transgender women, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
At least four Ivorian men were forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, posted a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of the mass shooting that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., the Associated Press reports.