The Trials of Triumphs of Being a Black Lesbian

In general, the experience of African-American lesbians tends to be marginalized in the LGBTQ community; Caucasian lesbians are over-represented in media and public spaces. Additionally, black lesbians deal wit...

Where We Intersect

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

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. ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 9

1. LGBT activists and allies alike are furious after OutVets, an organization for gay military veterans, was denied the ability to walk in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade. OutVets participated in the parade f...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 9

1. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed yesterday, despite outspoken critics, NAACP sit-ins and national press courtesy of Sen. Elizabeth Warren persisting her resistance. The Human Rights Campaign condemne...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 12

1. A new independent study suggests that younger gay men, aged 18 to 40, are more likely to seek out and maintain monogamous relationships compared to generations past. One possible reason for this is the newly...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 4

1. Hundreds of foreign LGBT individuals seek asylum in America, persecuted and exiled from their home countries because of their sexuality. Donald Trump's campaign, built on anti-refugee, anti-immigrant rhetori...