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 the first time in 1971. Previously, there was no legal prohibition on same-sex marriage. The 1949 Marriage Act does not require […]
White gay men are not the culprits gentrifying Harlem Rev. Irene Monroe 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 before the conflagration […]
By Allen Jones If signed, Arizona businesses would have had the right to refuse service to gays on religious grounds. February 24, 2014 the NFL slipped a memo to the Arizona governor via the press: “Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other […]
The result? A Grand Jury will weigh weak evidence leading to no charges against the father. The father thought the boy may have been an intruder, when his daughter in a panic denied knowledge of Johran. In addition, the father claimed the boy was reaching for something. Nevertheless, I do see clear and convincing evidence […]
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 […]
Of Thee We Sing: Celebration honors the achievements of Marion Anderson Event pays tribute to 75th anniversary of singer’s Lincoln Memorial concert By D. Kevin McNeir There 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 give […]
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.
Mississippi Legislature Passes Anti-Gay Bill, Gov. Bryant Expected To Sign By Nathan James SB 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 […]
Carrying on the musical tradition of jazz Mustafa on Sax proudly carries torch lit by his father, Melton Mustafa, Sr. By D. Kevin McNeir 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 […]
The reports about the sudden death of the legendary dance-music DJ Frankie Warren Knuckles, Jr., have been confirmed. More commonly referred to as the Godfather of House Music, Knuckles, 59, died last Monday afternoon at his home. His longtime business partner and good friend, Frederick Dunston, was unavailable for comment but released a statement saying that more details would be released soon. Dunston did not confirm nor deny rumors that Knuckles had succumbed to complications from Type 2 diabetes.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a media watchdog organization dedicated to the positive depiction of the LGBT community in contemporary American media, has joined a fundraising campaign to bring gifted, accomplished vocalist and violinist Tona Brown to Carnegie Hall in New York City, for an historic concert performance this summer.
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