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Thou Shalt Judge a Controversial Homosexual Deliverance YouTube Video
By November 18, 2014 Read More →

Thou Shalt Judge a Controversial Homosexual Deliverance YouTube Video

Recently, I viewed this 6:42 minute YouTube video of a 21-year-old Black man proclaiming in a Christian church event that, he, no longer like ” mens….” as he put it. I shook my head with immediate skepticism. Then, I rolled my eyes when he continued to proclaim he no longer desired to carry a purse […]

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Alan Turing’s persecution & on-going UK homophobia
By November 17, 2014 Read More →

Alan Turing’s persecution & on-going UK homophobia

Homophobia is still with us 60 years after the death of Alan Turing. To combat it, education against all prejudice should be a mandatory subject in every school.

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Hate, Wrapped In Prayer And Brainwashing
By November 12, 2014 Read More →

Hate, Wrapped In Prayer And Brainwashing

The Church Of God In Christ (COGIC), a Pentecostal Christian denomination whose parishioners number in the millions around the world, held its 107th Holy Convocation Convention in St. Louis last week, for an estimated 30,000 attendees.

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A mayor who was an ally to Black LGBTQ communities
By November 6, 2014 Read More →

A mayor who was an ally to Black LGBTQ communities

Thomas Menino was inarguably one of the best mayors the city of Boston ever had. As Boston said farewell to its longest-serving mayor, the city also celebrated the life, career, and integrity of a great public servant. As mayor to “all the people” of Boston—African American LGBTQ communities felt heard, respected and represented during his administration.

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Down But Not Out: 2014 Elections Deliver Another Blow to This Imperfect Union
By November 6, 2014 Read More →

Down But Not Out: 2014 Elections Deliver Another Blow to This Imperfect Union

After every election – those that are hopeful like 2008/2012 and those that are disappointing like 2010/2014 – after I finish my happy dance or shake off my despair, I do a reality check about this imperfect union.

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Confronting echoes of the AIDS hysteria as we battle Ebola
By October 28, 2014 Read More →

Confronting echoes of the AIDS hysteria as we battle Ebola

Rev. Irene Monroe Exactly a decade ago this month I received an email flagged as urgent from Monrovia, Liberia. It was from Lee Johnson, then coordinator of “Liberian Youths Against HIV/AIDS.” “Presently, the HIV/AIDS scourge is deeply eating into the fabric of our society and there is little being done to bring this to a […]

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Time to reduce 12 month gay blood ban
By October 22, 2014 Read More →

Time to reduce 12 month gay blood ban

London – The current ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of them last having sex is medically unjustified discrimination based on sexual orientation. I hope the government will support proposals for a shorter exclusion period based on a more refined risk assessment.

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Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde
By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde

Have you ever wondered what unseen photos, faux pas, untold stories, and unfinished works surviving partners of famous people are left with? Dr. Gloria I. Joseph has a treasure trove of memories of the renowned Audre Lorde. Joseph’s long-awaited new book “The Wind is Spirit: The life, love and legacy of Audre Lorde” gives us a rare glimpse of Lorde, as told by people who knew Lorde or, whose work was greatly impacted by her.

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Is being “Black-ish” also being homophobic-ish
By October 13, 2014 Read More →

Is being “Black-ish” also being homophobic-ish

The second episode of ABC’s promising new comedy “Black-ish” left its LGBTQ viewership “black and blue.”

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Archbishop of York beset by gay protesters
By October 13, 2014 Read More →

Archbishop of York beset by gay protesters

His victimisation of gay married priest Jeremy Pemberton condemned The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, was confronted by gay and Christian protesters as he attended the opening of the restored Archbishop’s Palace at Southwell Minister, Nottinghamshire, today – 7 October 2014. They accused him of “victimising, intimidating and bullying” gay Anglican priest Canon Jeremy Pemberton. […]

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