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On Thursday, November 7, 2013, The Senate passed historic legislation that will potentially ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender employees. If successful, this will…

Dr. Ben Carson, the celebrated Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon who became a GOP darling after challenging President Barack Obama‘s healthcare policy while he sat mere…

In the midst of a tidal-wave of  criticism, the GOP’s latest minority darling, Dr. Ben Carson, has apologized for homophobic remarks made during an interview…

Urena Morel Frankellym (pictured), 23, was verbally and physically attacked on a Manhattan subway by 5 women and 1 man as fellow travelers stood by…

Puppeteer Kevin Clash during the ‘Independent Lens – Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey’ panel during the PBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind the beloved Sesame Street character Elmo, […]

Angola is one of Africa’s most conservative nations where homosexuality is illegal and LGBT people are afraid to show affection in public. But that doesn’t…

Evangelicals in the United States have long found reciprocal support among many Africans who feel that homosexuality is a sinful abomination and Scott Lively is…

Former GOP chairman Michael Steele said that gay rights should not be equated with black rights in an exchange with LGBT activist and former Lt. Dan Choi on MSNBC’s “Now with Alex Wagner,” Raw Story reports. SEE ALSO: Meet The Last Black Spacewalker Black D.A. Frees The Innocent Check out some of the exchange below: […]

Is the pulpit brain-washing blacks against supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people? SEE ALSO: Father Says It Was ‘A Mistake’ To Use 9-year-old As Chauffeur It depends on who you ask. LGBT advocates have different perspectives on why blacks do not align themselves with gay rights causes. To varying degrees, many LGBT rights […]

Last month New York City radio station WWRL 1600AM announced its new line-up of hosts to comprise its Equality Pride Radio,  programming aimed at the city’s LGBT community. See also: Sylvia’s Place, New York Shelter For Homeless LGBT Youth, Faces Licensing Problems The station’s sole African-American host, Clay Cane, speaks from rather unique perspective — […]

Transgender African Americans face rampant discrimination and poverty a survey issued by several prominent LGBT organizations reports. The report, called Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, collected data from more than 6,500 transgender Americans, finding that all face double the discrimination in everything from housing and healthcare, to education and employment […]

LOS ANGELES — The NAACP hosted a LGBT forum at its 102nd national convention to discuss lesbian and gay issues within the Black community. Civil Rights activist and former NAACP chairman Julian Bond, CNN anchor Don Lemon, and comedienne Wanda Sykes were three of the panelists who spoke before members. In the town hall styled […]