By Peter TachellBan imposed only 33 years ago. Now repealed. First same-sex marriages take place at midnight on Friday 28th March. London, UK – I rejoice that the ban on same-sex marriage in England and Wales is finally being lifted after a campaign for its repeal that lasted 33 years. The ban was imposed for […]
By Rev. Irene MonroeBuilding 1644 on Park Avenue is gone. So, too, is building 1646. On March 12th witnesses and residents of the area all reported hearing an explosion before the buildings leveled leaving plumes of dust where they once stood. Tremors from the fiery blast were felt more than a mile away. The night […]
By Allen Jones With all of the talk from the National Football League on acceptance for an “Openly gay player,” the NFL was forced to flex its muscles two days before Arizona governor Jan Brewer was to decide on Senate Bill 1062. If signed, Arizona businesses would have had the right to refuse service to […]
Johran McCormick shot dead just being a boy! By Allen JonesTexas father shoots and kills a 17-year-old boy he caught hiding in his 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom. Was the boy, Johran McCormick invited in by the girl? Yes! Did the boy rape or assault the man’s daughter? No! The result? A Grand Jury will weigh weak […]
By Kheven LaGroneOn February 24, 2014, Uganda became the latest African country to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Act. The bill is one of the most Draconian in Africa. It imposes a 14-year jail term for “first time offenders.” Life imprisonment is the penalty for “repeat offenders.” Failure to report gay people to the authorities is punishable […]
Family, friends, community organizations and well wishers gathered across the nation on Wednesday February 26th to mark the second anniversary of the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a teen who would have turned 19 a couple of weeks ago on February 5th.
“By tomorrow homosexuality becomes expandably criminalized in Uganada” Frank Mugisha, Ugandan LGBT rights activist was not being dramatic when he made this statement during the panel discussion on LGBT rights at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on February 20, 2014.
On this day, 20 years ago, the film-maker, painter, sculptor, gardener, author and queer rights activist Derek Jarman died of HIV.
By Walter ReedThe city so nice, they named it twice as America’s greatest concept. New York is like a lottery machine you put money and time in to win big. Each year, 250,000 aspiring New Yorkers come looking for a safe, affordable place to live. I was one of them. However, you should be cognoscente […]
Selena Blake, a former model, actress and native of Jamaica, has produced a documentary chronicling the anti-gay terrorism that continues to reign in her beloved country.
Student civil rights activists join hands and sing as they prepare to leave Ohio to register black voters in Mississippi. The 1964 voter registration campaign was known as Freedom Summer. Photo Credit: Ted Polumbaum/Newseum collection By D. Kevin McNeirMuseums have changed over the years, evolving from places where only paintings and statues were displayed to […]
Jessye Norman holds court as today’s new voices wait their turn: Candice Glover (l-r), Soloman Howard, Annisse Murillo and Alyson Cambridge By D. Kevin McNeir Photography By Chris BurchThere are many special moments in America’s civil rights movement that are periodically celebrated including Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in professional baseball, Rosa Parks refusing to […]
Derrick Gordon, a sophomore shooting guard for UMass’ Division 1 basketball team, came out of the closet Wednesday, making him the first athlete in the top division of NCAA basketball to do so. Gordon, 22, told his team and family he was gay on April 2, and publicly announced his sexual orientation to ESPN and Outsports this morning.
By Roque Caston While waiting for the release of his highly anticipated debut album, rapper Bry’Nt continues to excite fans by releasing a new music and videos. His latest release is the Blunted Muse Productions music video “Explain.” In the video, Bry’Nt visually displays an individual contemplating and venting about the changes in a previous […]
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Brandon) signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” into law Thursday afternoon, making his state the first in the nation where people and businesses can refuse goods or services to anyone, based on a “strongly held religious belief”. The bill, which was passed Tuesday by the GOP-dominated Legislature, is widely understood to be aimed at the state’s LGBT community, and is the most far-reaching legislation of its type in the United states.
Vybz Kartel, a popular dancehall artist in Jamaica, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted for the murder of an associate, according to reports by the BBC. Palmer and three other men were sentenced after being convicted of the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams in a dispute over missing firearms.
No Parking, the hugely popular gay bar in New York City’s Washington Heights section, will join the growing number of LGBT nightclubs to close their doors when it shuts down on April 13.
By Nathan JamesSB 2681, Mississippi’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”, has passed both houses of its Legislature, and is now awaiting Governor Phil Bryant’s signature, lawmakers said yesterday. The bill, whose far-reaching provisions not only permit individuals and businesses to refuse goods or services to anyone who “conflicts with their deeply-held religious beliefs”, but also allows […]
By D. Kevin McNeirMiami – A superb improvisational duet recently occurred on a South Florida stage between two gifted musicians – one on the saxophone – the other on trumpet that confirmed why jazz is still one of America’s greatest treasures and offerings to the world.As the two men made their instruments wail, screech, moan […]
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