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Haiti’s LGBTQ-accepting Vodou societies

Haiti’s LGBTQ-accepting Vodou societies

Feb. 14 |   As I celebrate Black History Month, I’d like to recognize one of my indigenous West African ancestral religions that’s not homophobic — even if some of the practitioners are. To the disbelief of many — it’s Vodun. Haitian Vodou is an...

Obama linking Selma to Stonewall  divides Black community

Obama linking Selma to Stonewall divides Black community

Jan. 30 |   President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was the most inclusive speech a president has ever given. It was delivered on the 27th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the president honored King’s legacy when he eloquently spoke...

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....

Latino activists join with marriage activists: Will it work?

Latino activists join with marriage activists: Will it work?

Oct. 31 | The kerfuffle concerning undocumented immigrants and legalizing same-sex marriage are usually competing and unresolved hot-button issues for voters heading toward the ballot box. Immigration advocates and LGBTQ rights groups have long tried to get...

Dis-membering Stonewall

Dis-membering Stonewall

Jun. 28 |   LGBTQ mainstream White-washes people of color out of historical 1969 rebellion   “By institutionalizing memory, resisting the onset of oblivion, recalling the memory of tragedy that for long years remained hidden or unrecognized and...

In South Africa, lesbians are terrorized with ‘corrective’ rape

In South Africa, lesbians are terrorized with ‘corrective’ rape

Jun. 27 |             To hear of human rights abuses of Uganda’s LGBTQ population is not new, sadly. Gay activist David Kato was the father of the Uganda’s LGBTQ rights movement. To many of his fellow countrymen, Kato was...

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...