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I’m a black, straight woman who’s an ally to the LGBTQ community, and I identify with its struggles.

Jay-Z’s mother gives emotional award speech

Jay-Z's mother, Gloria Carter, has accepted an LGBTQ award. As she made a speech at the GLAAD Media Awards, she became visibly emotional. Carter, who is a lesbian, told the crowd the story of coming out t...

Singer Janelle Monae comes out

Janelle Monae has come out as a "queer black woman" in the pages of Rolling Stone. The singer has long been rumored to be part of the LGBTQ community, including dating “Thor: Ragnarok” actress Tessa Thompson. ...

Book Review: Naughtier than Nice

You have to tell somebody. There’s a secret inside you, one you’ve been keeping far too long and you’re about to burst. You need to talk about it. You need some advice, some perspective. As in the new novel ...