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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...

The Hunger Games’ young racist fans

The Hunger Games’ young racist fans

May. 16 |     There’s a frenzy surrounding the blockbuster film and book The Hunger Games. But the fan attention around the movie has taken a decidedly different turn from the fervor the book caused. The schism originates from the difference between...

We all are Trayvon Martin  LGBTQs and African Americans united by murder

We all are Trayvon Martin LGBTQs and African Americans united by murder

May. 10 |         What does Trayvon Martin’s murder have to do with gay civil rights protection? The quick answer: The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act (mostly known by Matthew Shepard’s name). The nation is...

It’s what — and not who — killed Whitney Houston

It’s what — and not who — killed Whitney Houston

Mar. 21 |     A new allegation has surfaced that pop superstar Whitney Houston was murdered. Legal television commentator Nancy Grace ignited a firestorm of criticism speculating Houston’s death might have been a homicide. “I’d like...

Maid in America—Oscars tend to award Black  actors playing stereotypical roles

Maid in America—Oscars tend to award Black actors playing stereotypical roles

Mar. 7 |     When Viola Davis lost the Oscar for best actress portraying an African American maid in Katherine Stockett’s The Help to Meryl Streep portraying former Britain Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady at the 84th Academy Awards...

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

Feb. 29 |     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

Feb. 1 |     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...