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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...

2013: The Right’s war on Christmas continues

2013: The Right’s war on Christmas continues

Dec. 26 | For the past decade now, when this holiday season rolls around we can always count on a yearly kerfuffle from someone from the Right — the continuing war on Christmas. That this annual present comes this year from a host on Fox News is no surprise. On...

Monogamous: To Be or Not to Be?

Monogamous: To Be or Not to Be?

Nov. 20 | The one thing you don’t expect to see in any of the Bible Belt states (where most have amended their constitutions to define marriage between one man and one woman) is an organization promoting polyamory. Last month at Atlanta’s Pride Parade...

The Matthew Shepard we don’t know

The Matthew Shepard we don’t know

Oct. 30 |               There are numerous hagiographies on the Matthew Shepard murder. Twenty years after Shepard’s murder, they’re being challenged. Are we ready for the tale investigative journalist Stephen Jimenez,...

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...

Pastor McClurkin’s homophobic past came back to haunt him

Pastor McClurkin’s homophobic past came back to haunt him

Sep. 11 | Pastor Donnie McClurkin, an uber-star in the stratosphere of Black gospel music, learned his light was extinguished before boarding his plane to perform at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. McClurkin was scheduled to be one of the...

Rattled with PTSD:  Post-Traumatic Snake Disorder

Rattled with PTSD: Post-Traumatic Snake Disorder

Aug. 7 |       This summer there will be no grilling on my back porch. And here’s why. This past Sunday morning I found myself in a chapter of a Stephen King novel. It began as a hot, lazy, humid, and deliciously quiet morning. I got up to fix...

Matthew Shepard and Trayvon Martin:  bigotry knows no boundaries

Matthew Shepard and Trayvon Martin: bigotry knows no boundaries

Jul. 24 |     The nation is once again divided along the fault line of race. In a perceived 2013 post-racial society, William Faulkner’s prophetic quote of the last century — ”The past is never dead. It’s not even past” — has come back...