World News

Gambian leader approves anti-gay law

Gambian leader approves anti-gay law

The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for gay people.

By November 22, 2014 Read More →
Mexico missing case: Attack on governing party offices

Mexico missing case: Attack on governing party offices

Protesters in Mexico have set fire to the governing PRI party’s offices in south-western Guerrero state to vent their anger at the official handling of the case of 43 missing students. Their disappearance more than six weeks ago from the town of Iguala has sparked a series of sometimes violent protests. Officials say local gang […]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →
Nigeria school blast ‘kills 47 students’ in Potiskum

Nigeria school blast ‘kills 47 students’ in Potiskum

At least 47 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police have said. The explosion at a boys’ science and technical school in the town is believed to have been caused by a suicide bomber dressed as a student. Militant group Boko Haram […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →

National News

NYC Immigrant Advocates Praise Obama Move, Vow to Continue Fight

NYC Immigrant Advocates Praise Obama Move, Vow to Continue Fight

NEW YORK — The executive order on immigration that President Barack Obama announced Thursday was a significant milestone for attorney Camille Mackler of the New York Immigration Coalition. She watched his televised speech with about 200 activists, immigrants and family members.

By November 23, 2014 Read More →
“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming”

“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming”

The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri has declared a state of emergency before a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

By November 17, 2014 Read More →
US Nurses Strike Over Lack of Ebola Safeguards

US Nurses Strike Over Lack of Ebola Safeguards

Nurses across the United States are planning a national day of action Wednesday to demand better protection and training against Ebola. Up to 18,000 nurses went on strike Tuesday in the western state of California, protesting what they said was a lack of optimal safeguards against the disease. The two-day walkout targets hospitals and clinics […]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →

Community News

My gay life in Nigeria – Isolation, danger & fear

My gay life in Nigeria – Isolation, danger & fear

Ethan Regal tells his personal story of living in Nigeria as a gay man: When I was a young boy in Lagos, Nigeria, I had a mysterious, unexplainable tingling sensation

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Federal Court Denies South Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Federal Court Denies South Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Sioux Falls, SD —South Dakota’s marriage equality lawsuit is moving forward after United States Judge Karen Schreier rejected the State’s motion for the case to be dismissed on Friday. The Court heard arguments in Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard on October 17 in Sioux Falls. The Attorney General’s Office argued that a 2006 8th Circuit Court of […]

By November 15, 2014 Read More →
Wells Fargo Donates $250,000 to the Urban League for Save Our Sons Program

Wells Fargo Donates $250,000 to the Urban League for Save Our Sons Program

ST. LOUIS-The Urban League announced today a $250,000 grant from Wells Fargo & Co., parent company of St. Louis-based Wells Fargo Advisors, to support the Save Our Sons workforce training program for African Americans and other men aged 21 and over residing in Ferguson and surrounding North St. Louis County communities. “We are very grateful […]

By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Life & Society

Disciples of John the Baptist also flee ISIS

Disciples of John the Baptist also flee ISIS

KIRKUK, Iraq – “Going back home? That would be suicide. The Islamists would cut our throats straight away,” says Khalil Hafif Ismam. The fear of this Mandaean refugee sums up that of one of the oldest yet most decimated communities in Mesopotamia.

By November 23, 2014 Read More →
West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola

West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola

DAKAR — More than half of all Ebola cases in West Africa have been adult women. But aid agencies say women are also the most affected by border closures and travel restrictions, as they carry out most of the commercial cross-border trade.

By November 15, 2014 Read More →
Washington National Cathedral to Hold Friday Muslim Prayers

Washington National Cathedral to Hold Friday Muslim Prayers

WASHINGTON – Prayer carpets have been laid out under the soaring arches of the Washington National Cathedral for an unprecedented Muslim worship service in one of America’s best-known churches.

By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Sports News

Jason Collins, first openly gay player, retires

Jason Collins, first openly gay player, retires

Jason Collins, who made history as the first openly gay active player in the four major US sports leagues, officially retired on Wednesday. He played 13 seasons in the NBA, none more important than his last with the Brooklyn Nets. Collins announced his retirement the same way he made his last major announcement: through the […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
UMass’ Derrick Gordon nets 17 in first game since he came out as gay

UMass’ Derrick Gordon nets 17 in first game since he came out as gay

With his closest family members watching and a supportive crowd cheering his name, Derrick Gordon on Friday night became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player to compete in a college game.

By November 15, 2014 Read More →
National Think Tank Convenes to Create Inclusive and Respectful Environments for College Athletes and Coaches

National Think Tank Convenes to Create Inclusive and Respectful Environments for College Athletes and Coaches

Indianapolis, IN — A newly formed think tank of college, LGBT, sports, and religious leaders will convene today and tomorrow in Indianapolis to establish best practices and policies so college athletes and coaches can fully participate in their chosen sport regardless of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

By November 4, 2014 Read More →

Entertainment News

Sogi’s Story – Australian Human Rights Centre

Sogi’s Story – Australian Human Rights Centre

Producers teamed up with the Australian Human Rights Centre to produce a comic book and accompanying video promoting LGBTI rights across Africa. “Sogi’s Story” was created to provide inspiration and hope for Africans struggling with sexual and gender identity issues in countries where they are not only stigmatised but actively discriminated against and often are […]

By November 23, 2014 Read More →
Alvin Ailey, Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

Alvin Ailey, Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

The Obama Administration has announced this year’s recipients of the Medal Of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, in an official statement today.

By November 19, 2014 Read More →
B-Boy Blues 20th Anniversary

B-Boy Blues 20th Anniversary

Time flies, or so the saying goes. A true-ism, never the less and particularly so for the ground breaking black gay literary classic “B-Boy Blues“.  The book penned by legendary author, Mr. James Earl Hardy was in fact his debut to publishing world. The interest in this work has not diminished since it’s release in 1994.

By November 2, 2014 Read More →

Other Articles

‘Our Lady of Kibeho,’ Drama of Faith in Pre-Genocide Rwanda

‘Our Lady of Kibeho,’ Drama of Faith in Pre-Genocide Rwanda

NEW YORK— In 1981, several young women at a religious boarding school in southern Rwanda reported seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ in Christian belief. Others soon claimed to see her as well, and news of the visions swept the region, attracting throngs of religious seekers and inspiring a wave […]

By November 23, 2014 Read More →
War-ravaged South Sudan Struggles to Contain AIDS

War-ravaged South Sudan Struggles to Contain AIDS

JUBA  – Dressed in a flowered African print kitenge and a blue head scarf, Sabur Samson, 27, sits pensively at the HIV centre at Maridi Civil Hospital in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state.

By November 23, 2014 Read More →
Thou Shalt Judge a Controversial Homosexual Deliverance YouTube Video

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 […]

By November 18, 2014 Read More →