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Is Cleo Manago the most  dangerous Black gay man? Outspoken visionary works to unite Black men while rejecting White LGBTQ politics

Is Cleo Manago the most dangerous Black gay man? Outspoken visionary works to unite Black men while rejecting White LGBTQ politics

    Cleo Manago is despised by some in the LGBTQ community. Descriptors like “homo demagogue,” contrarian, separatist, and anti-White are just a few that can be expressed in polite company. However, to a nationwide community of same-gender...

Hazing or hate crime?  Sexual orientation could be motive in HBCU student’s death

Hazing or hate crime? Sexual orientation could be motive in HBCU student’s death

    Robert Champion, Jr.’s murder may never be solved. Those who struck the fatal blows may never disclose whether they used the guise of hazing as an accidental homicide to cover up an intended hate crime. Champion was an unusual student...

Obama harkens back to slavery with ‘states’ rights’ for same-sex marriage

Obama harkens back to slavery with ‘states’ rights’ for same-sex marriage

    Last July, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans and our allies celebrated New York State becoming the sixth and largest state to allow same-sex marriage. And, of course, it sent an urgent message to President...

Lemon tells the truth about Black homophobia

Lemon tells the truth about Black homophobia

By Rev. Irene Monroe CNN’s Don Lemon has penned a memoir titled Transparent that will come out in September. In writing his book, Lemon said, ”The decision to come out happened organically.” One of the motivating reasons for Lemon, 45, now revealing...

Was Malcolm X  ‘gay-for-pay?’

Was Malcolm X ‘gay-for-pay?’

By Rev. Irene Monroe Before any of us in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities laud Malcolm X as our new gay icon or castigate him for being a Black heterosexist nationalist on the ”down low,” we might need to closely examine...

MLK Park and ‘Freedom Form #2’ sculpture rededicated—By James L. Stroud, Jr. Contributing Writer

MLK Park and ‘Freedom Form #2’ sculpture rededicated—By James L. Stroud, Jr. Contributing Writer

Celebrants gather around the “Freedom Form #2” sculpture in Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Minneapolis on Aug. 28. -Photo by James L. Stroud, Jr On August 28, 1963, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream”...