Is There Room For a Gay Man in Hip Hop?

Atlanta is the home of trap music. We were the first city to commercially trademark the word a few years before the Y2K scare. The classic 808 drum machine defines past and contemporary trap. (That’s the drum m...

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...

Terrance Dean: World AIDS Day is every day

My strong and God-fearing grandmother wrapped her weary arms around me, held me close, and cried, “Your mother has AIDS, and your newborn baby brother has the HIV virus.” I remember the room spinning and I beca...