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America cleans up its homophobic language

America cleans up its homophobic language

May. 13 | As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us. In last month’s New York Times’ article “The...

Tom Joyner’s homophobic message to Black community is sad but no surprise

Tom Joyner’s homophobic message to Black community is sad but no surprise

May. 22 |     On May 1, Jason Collins, the 7’-0” center for the Washington Wizards and a former Boston Celtic, came out. His statement — “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m gay” — made the cover story for the May 6...

Malawi LGBTQs’ short-lived freedom

Malawi LGBTQs’ short-lived freedom

Nov. 21 |   I’d like to believe that Malawi’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) citizens and tourists had a few days to breathe easier. On November 5, the government issued a moratorium suspending all laws decriminalizing homosexuality....

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

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

Nov. 30 |     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...
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