A BLACK GAY UGANDAN’S RESPONSE TO THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY ACT By Kheven LaGrone 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 by a 14-year jail sentence. […]
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.
Ain’t Nothin’ Going on But the Rent By Walter Reed, Stylist and Fashion Editor www.walterscloset.com I was one of them. However, you should be cognoscente on your neighborhood and your roommate. I first moved to the city of dreams with a suitcase full with them. A retail job took me from Georgetown to Midtown in […]
The verdict is as schizophrenic as the pathology that allows that black boys are a danger to society even as they repeatedly fall victim to the very society which claims to be afraid of them.
“I am a Homosexual, mum.” With those words, Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainana decided to announce his sexuality in what has become a highly publicized personal blog. He wrote the blog in a hypothetical confession to his mum who had unfortunately already passed five years prior. These words of Wainana’s, a very personal statement, and yet […]
Rev. Irene Monroe And what many may not have known is that the professional sports world had also hoped it would be an African American male. What the African American community and the professional sports world of football and basketball (which is comprised of a brotherhood of predominantly men of African descent) desperately needed was […]
The president issued an executive order mandating a minimum wage of $10.10 for all federal contractors which he signed into law promptly on Wednesday morning, the 29th during a campaign style stop near Pittsburg, PA. Notably however, there was no mention of “income inequality” in this speech, the president instead favoring the new language of […]
Gay gridiron great takes on the status quo By D. Kevin McNeir firstname.lastname@example.org Please tell me it isn’t so! Don’t tell me that football, America’s sport representing all things macho, has been invaded by the likes of men who enjoy the company of other men over voluptuous, bronze-skinned beauties. Who would have ever suspected that […]