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Meet Black Athletes Paving the Way for LGBTQ Equality

HRC celebrates some of the sports stars who have become society’s role models, exhibiting the discipline, courage and determination that motivates us in our own lives. Their unapologetic commitment to being out and proud gives much-needed visibility to Black voices in our LGBTQ communities. HRC is proud to honor these ...

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Local filmmaker answers the call to document history of DC Black Pride

DC’s annual LGBTQ film festival, Reel Affirmations, showcased a wide variety of films that highlight LGBTQ subjects and issues during its four-day run in early November. Notably, the film roster included a 50-minute TV special by first-time producer Marvin Bowser titled DC Black Pride: Answering the Call, which archives a disappearing ...

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Seaside Heights targeted Karma over too many black, gay patrons: Lawsuit

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – The owner of Karma nightclub has sued Seaside Heights in federal court, claiming police and borough officials unfairly targeted his business because he would not accede to their demands to stop hosting events that could attract African-American and gay patrons. The borough’s’ mayor, council, municipal employees and ...

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Racial tension divides Pa. town after first black, gay mayor is elected

Some days, just for a moment, Mark Barbee thinks about stepping aside as mayor of Bridgeport, Pa., and extricating himself from the divisiveness of first nine months in office. Since Mr. Barbee took over in January as the first African-American and the first openly gay mayor of a town in ...

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Billy Porter Talks Getting Married Before Trump’s Presidency On “Wendy”

Legendary multi-hyphenated entertainer Billy Porter has been in show business for three decades and is now enjoying the height of his career with starring roles on hit television shows, critically-acclaimed Broadway performances, iconic status among the millennial generation and a highly-lauded return to music by fans and peers. This week, ...

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LGBT MANAGERS HELP COMPANIES REPORT HIGHER OVERALL PERFORMANCES, STUDY SAYS [VIDEO]

While many companies continue to deny promotions to their LGBT employees citing half-cocked fairytales, a new report, Examining the Impact of LGBT Senior Leadership Representation on Business Outcomes, tells the truth. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce partnered with Dr. Jennica Webster from Marquette University to administer this survey that investigates ...

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LGBTQ/SGL History Month and Inviting In

October marks the observance of LGBTQ/SGL History Month . During this month we celebrate the lives and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people. Too often LGBTQ/SGL people are erased, our contributions are rendered invisible in public schools, in the media, and in our ...

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Lena Waithe, Lydia Polgreen, Tarell Alvin McCraney & Justin Simien Make Out Magazine’s “Power 50” 2018 List

Have you taken a look at the recently published Out magazine’s Power 50 in 2018list yet? Am I the only one who is pleasantly surprised to several Black and Latin faces on the list? For more than a decade, LGBT media staple Out magazine releases its own Power 50 list to highlight ...

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No longer ‘voiceless,’ Louisiana felons regain the right to vote

Forty-year-old Kiana Calloway doesn’t know what it feels like to cast a ballot. He does know, however, what it’s like to be wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder at 16 years old, to be tried as an adult, and to serve 17 years in prison. He also knows what it feels ...

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Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show

African American children are taking their lives at roughly twice the rate of their white counterparts, according to a new study that shows a widening gap between the two groups. The 2001-2015 data, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, confirm a pattern first identified several years ago when researchers ...

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