LGBTQ Issues Omitted from Democratic Debate

Last night’s second round of Democratic debates brought disappointment to many LGBTQ voters and activists, as not a single mention or question of LGBTQ rights was included in the entire three-hour event. The...

Oscars Want Kevin Hart to Return as Host

The Oscars are open to Kevin Hart returning as the host of the upcoming awards show after homophobic controversy surrounding the comedian, according to Variety. Leaders at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts ...
Jeffrey Tambor

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 16

1. Gordon Giampietro, one of President Trump’s federal court nominees, has made disparaging comments about same-sex relationships and parenting, according to a new BuzzFeed News report. In a radio interview rec...
Don Lemon

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Oct. 27

1. According to TMZ, out CNN anchor Don Lemon called the NYPD this week after receiving numerous threatening, hateful Twitter messages. Sources say police will likely investigate the threats as a hate crime. ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 28

1. A new chart from Pew shows that 7 percent of LGBT Americans oppose same-sex marriage. 2. Gay Holocaust memorials from around the world from yesterday's Holocaust Memorial Day. 3. It just got a little e...
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[Video] LGBT History Month Icon for Oct. 21: Don Lemon

LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month. The month of observance was first organized in 1994 by high school teacher Rodney Wilson to coincide with National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11) and was meant to highlight the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement.

In 2006, the Equality Forum began promoting the annual commemoration by featuring a different LGBT icon each day.

“This is the 7th anniversary of LGBT History Month. There are a total of 217 Icons that inspire pride in our heroes and our impressive national and international accomplishments,” said Malcolm Lazin, Equality Forum executive director, in a statement.

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Atlanta black gay blogger writes about religion in new issue of Ebony magazine


Darian Aaron, the Atlanta award-winning blogger and author of "When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color," discusses his religious upbringing in Alabama in the April issue of Ebony magazine that is dedicated to Whitney Houston.

"In my Bible Belt community, I'd heard plenty of anti-homosexual stories, and I didn't know anyone who was openly gay. If I had mentioned my attraction, I would have been shunned. My feelings were also at odds with what I was taught as a Christian: Being gay is a sin. Whenever I heard that message, I questioned it, because something in my core told me it wasn't true," he says in the story posted in full on his website. The story is currently not found on Ebony's website.