Celebrate Black History Month

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Documenting A Powerful History

Black Lesbian Archives to document,  share the story of black gay women for generations to come.  Ask lesbian activist Patricia McCombs whether she saw women who lived, loved, and most importantly, looked li...

HIV Conference Comes to Atlanta

Two-day event brings discussion to the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women and their families When it comes to the discussion of HIV in the black community, black men (especially those who have sex with men) a...
Saturday Church

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 28

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Billy Porter

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 2

1. A group of LGBTQ activists is campaigning for Amazon to refuse to build its second U.S. headquarters, known as HQ2, in any state that doesn't have legal protections in place for LGBTQ people. This would take...
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‘In the Life’ paved way for generation of black gay men

I first learned that I had the power to become, to define myself beyond the circumstance of my birth, through the cultural pride my parents instilled in me and my brother. Our home was enriched with artifacts of black genius. There were books and albums of art titans such as Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, the Temptations, Coltrane and Labelle. There was the framed “Free Angela Davis” portrait posted so high her regal afro nearly touched our living room ceiling.

Through the acknowledgment of record, this little black boy was shown his past and thus felt assured a place in the world. “When I speak of home, I mean not only the familial constellation from which I grew, but the entire black community: the black press, the black church, black academicians, the black literati, and the black left.”