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Presbyterian Church crawling toward marriage equality

Presbyterian Church crawling toward marriage equality

Jul. 6 | Many Presbyterians jubilantly proclaimed the Holy Spirit had unquestionably descended upon their 221st General Assembly, when Presbyterians voted to amend its constitution’s (The Book of Order) definition of marriage from “a man and a woman”...

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...

Que(e)rying Michael Sam’s timing to come out

Que(e)rying Michael Sam’s timing to come out

Mar. 5 | When NBA center Jason Collins came out last year, it was the moment the professional sports world had been waiting for: a gay athlete currently playing in a major league who comes out publicly. And what many may not have known is that the professional...

Robin Roberts loosens the grip of Black homophobia

Robin Roberts loosens the grip of Black homophobia

Jan. 15 |             While I will continue to argue that the African American community doesn’t have a patent on homophobia, it does, however, have a problem with it. Black homophobia still has a deadly hold on African American...

It’s time to pay attention to LGBT domestic violence in communities of color

It’s time to pay attention to LGBT domestic violence in communities of color

Oct. 16 | Every Monday morning Alex (not his real name) and I met for breakfast at our favorite dive in Harvard Square. I would notice visible bruises and cuts on his face, arms, and legs, but assumed the black and blue marks were simply par for the course...

What Pope Francis has known about gay priests

What Pope Francis has known about gay priests

Oct. 2 | Pope Francis continues to send seismic shock waves across the globe with his liberal-leaning pronouncements. And they are the most affirmative remarks the world has ever heard on the dicey subjects of abortion, contraception, and same-sex marriage. ”We...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Jun. 19 | Current events: discrimination against persons with disabilities still alive and well What do I know for sure about people with disabilities? We desire to be treated fairly and equitably in all aspects of our lives. We desire the playing field to...

Pride events unite us in a common struggle for equality

Pride events unite us in a common struggle for equality

Jun. 19 |     Black Pride reaffirms our identity. And it dances to a different beat. What started out in Washington, D.C. in 1990 as the only Black Gay Pride event in the country has grown to over 35 gatherings nationwide. Each year, celebrations...

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...

Another tackle in  the world of  homophobic sports

Another tackle in the world of homophobic sports

May. 1 |     Another former professional athlete came out last month — 6’-7” Jamaican-born NFL offensive tackle Kwame Harris. With news of LGBT equality in the news daily, one may wonder why this is news at all. But it is. The world of sports...