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South Africa elects first openly gay MP
By May 27, 2014 Read More →

South Africa elects first openly gay MP

On May 21st, 2014, 29 year old South African politician Zakhele Mbhele was officially sworn into office as a member of the nation’s parliament. “I know what it means as a historical milestone but I’m not walking around thinking of myself as the first openly gay black MP in Africa or singularly defining myself by […]

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Malice in Wonderland
By October 27, 2013 Read More →

Malice in Wonderland

A romantic journey down the rabbit hole and back, where unrequited love set the stage before the fall. I considered a life on pause, punctuated by relics of a bygone courtship, with hope of some day, pressing play and starting where we left. Why stress John’s possible return, and be chastised by the personification of […]

The queer politics of writing on race
By August 19, 2013 Read More →

The queer politics of writing on race

When Sue O’Connell, the publisher and editor of the Boston-based LGBTQ newspaper “Bay Window, which I also write for, penned her piece “Sharing our experience: White gay men and black men have more in common than they think” a firestorm erupted. Evidence of the conflagration was not only seen on the paper’s website but it […]

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Couple Beaten In Chelsea Gay-Bashing Attack
By August 15, 2013 Read More →

Couple Beaten In Chelsea Gay-Bashing Attack

A gay couple walking home from a Chelsea movie theater Tuesday night was brutally attacked and beaten by as many as six suspects, who yelled anti-gay slurs at them, NYPD detectives said. By Nathan James The early-morning incident happened as Peter Nortman, 53, and his partner Michael Felenchak 27, walked home after seeing a film […]

What is it with football and homophobia?
By August 14, 2013 Read More →

What is it with football and homophobia?

  The English football season kicks off this weekend and still there isn’t a single openly gay current player out of 5,000 professional footballers in the UK. By statistical averages, there must be in the region of 500 players who are gay or bisexual. None feel able to come out. What does this say about […]

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NoRal: Heating Up Summer Fashion
By August 6, 2013 Read More →

NoRal: Heating Up Summer Fashion

If you are in LA or Sizzle weekend in Miami there is one Provocative men’s swim wear line that is all the rave. NoRal Apparel Designs. By Tai Chunn – courtesy of Stylewire.co DuWayne for NoRal Apparel is an exciting new addition to the fashion scene. The goal of NoRal Apparel Designs is one-of-a-kind style, […]

Obama Plays Down Expectations of Mandela Visit
By June 28, 2013 Read More →

Obama Plays Down Expectations of Mandela Visit

JOHANNESBURG — U.S. President Barack Obama says he is uncertain whether he’ll meet ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela after he arrives in the country for a much-anticipated visit Friday. By Anita Powell Speaking to reporters aboard the presidential plane Air Force One on Friday,Obama played down expectations of a visit with the 94-year-old Mandela. […]

Throwing ‘No Shade’, New LGBT Series Gains Following
By May 4, 2013 Read More →

Throwing ‘No Shade’, New LGBT Series Gains Following

Joining the pantheon of independent LGBT online TV shows is No Shade, which recently launched on YouTube to a warm fan reception.  The product of Goons Vs. Gays creator Sean Anthony, the new “dramedy” follows four young friends, three gay men and a transgendered woman, as they navigate life in New York City. By Nathan […]

Remembering the African American Holocaust survivors
By April 12, 2013 Read More →

Remembering the African American Holocaust survivors

  This week, April 8- 12, marks the 27th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week. The week is about remembering not only the 6 million Jews murdered but also remembering the millions of allies, martyrs and victims who survived Nazi Germany’s reign of brutality. The enormity of the mass slaughtering of Jews that took place— […]

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Nigerian Anglican Primate stirs homophobia
By March 4, 2013 Read More →

Nigerian Anglican Primate stirs homophobia

Anglican Church of Nigeria backs harsh new anti-gay law London – The Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, has condemned homosexuality and gay marriage, saying: “The basics of Jesus Christ will continue to be our teachings and we will not depart from it….The basics of Christian marriage is between man […]

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