Why last week’s episode of The Real World was the most important one for the queer community in 20 years
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Why last week’s episode of The Real World was the most important one for the queer community in 20 years

When Pedro Zamora stepped foot into The Real World: San Francisco house in 1994, not even he was aware of the impact he’d make on his roommates, the show, and the world. He was a gay man of color living with AIDS and one of the first people to bring the disease to mainstream media. … Continue reading

At It Again: Black Pastors Join Fight Against Gay Rights, Claim Infringement on Religious Freedoms
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At It Again: Black Pastors Join Fight Against Gay Rights, Claim Infringement on Religious Freedoms

What can we say? Same script, different day.  This time, the cast is a group of black pastors who seek 1 million signatures for an online petition to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder for refusing to uphold bans on same-sex marriage.  No rest for the weary, right? Anyway, the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) claim … Continue reading

Things That Make Them Go “Hmm”: Doctor Visits for the LGBTQI
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Things That Make Them Go “Hmm”: Doctor Visits for the LGBTQI

To singles and couples alike, congratulations, we’ve survived/enjoyed/ignored another Valentine’s Day! I chose to celebrate by belatedly commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (observed annually on February 7th) with an annual check-up. So while many partook in racy rendezvous, I volunteered to be poked in a different way (BAM! Thank you, thank you. I’m here … Continue reading

Black HERstory Month: (Mary) Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis (1843-1911)
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Black HERstory Month: (Mary) Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis (1843-1911)

(Mary) Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis (1843-1911) is an American sculptor of African, Native American, and Haitian descent who was also a lesbian. Lewis sculpted notable pieces that today tell the struggles of African Americans and women in varying quests for freedom and independence. Pictured here is one of her more famous pieces entitled “Forever Free.” For … Continue reading

LGBTQI Pop Culture and Media Stars Make theGrio’s Top 100
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LGBTQI Pop Culture and Media Stars Make theGrio’s Top 100

Congrats to some of our very own in the queer community for making theGrio.com’s Top 100 list. The annual roster highlights the achievements of African-Americans in fields such as politics and activism, pop culture, health, arts, and sports. This year it included some LGBTQI standouts we adore. Media: B. Scott is a  YouTube sensation and self-proclaimed media … Continue reading

Black HERstory Month: Pat Parker (1944-1989)
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Black HERstory Month: Pat Parker (1944-1989)

 In celebration of Black HERstory Month, we present snapshots of queer women of color via profiles of their bold, intelligent and unyielding determination to be seen, heard and respected.  Below, you can read about Pat Parker, one of the many phenomenal women we found during our research.  Enjoy! Blunt, courageous, uncompromising, humorous, willing us with … Continue reading

Macklemore Cashes in on “Gay Ally” Persona, But I’m Not Here For It
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Macklemore Cashes in on “Gay Ally” Persona, But I’m Not Here For It

By now, following Macklemore’s “gaylicious” Grammys performance, the world has fallen from its axis, taken a trip around the galaxy, and has-hopefully-resumed its rightful rotation around the sun.  If not, I’m sure it will soon.  Thankfully, this section is entitled “Neisha’s 2 ¢,” because that’s exactly what I want to add to the pot of … Continue reading

Sistahs on the Shelf: Your Go-To Resource for Black Lesbian Literature
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Sistahs on the Shelf: Your Go-To Resource for Black Lesbian Literature

If you’re anything like me, you have an insatiable appetite for qwoc-oriented literature.  And if you’re anything like me, you can never seem to find the time to scour the internet or comb through countless aisles in public libraries or bookstores [yes, they still exist] in search for the latest releases.   What is it they … Continue reading

“The Real World” Returns, Features QWOC Arielle AND Her Ex-Girlfriend
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“The Real World” Returns, Features QWOC Arielle AND Her Ex-Girlfriend

I have a confession: My name is Eren and I am a reality TV junkie! I’m addicted, y’all. It’s my guilty pleasure, my mind-numbing escape from reality that, ironically I know, is nowhere near real. And that’s precisely why I watch! Judge me if you like, but it’s incredibly entertaining to me to watch people … Continue reading