• Black Gay Couples Share the Love

    Black. Gay. Men. When you think of this combination, it’s often in a negative connotation. It’s rare to think of a gay black man in a stable, loving relationship. Gay black men are often associated with promiscuity or on the down low.

  • Discussing Depression and Disability in the LGBT and Black Communities

    Depression is common. But more common is the fact that, as a society, we don’t openly talk about depression and its impact on our communities. And while depression is very debilitating, and is recognized as a disability by the Americans with Disability Act (A.D.A.), its constant misunderstanding causes people who suffer from it to be misjudged.

  • Film Shows Realness of Black Gay Love

    Gay life and HIV in the black community is the subject of this month’s film series at the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center.

  • Let’s Kiki: Project seeks to lessen stereotypes, raise visibility of gay black men

    It’s not a secret that African Americans in 2018 still face a particular scrutiny, oppression and racism that other minorities don’t see as often. Among black men it is particularly the case – whether police brutality, an uneven (to be kind) prison and judicial system, or simply the many institutionalized disadvantages – all are debilitating by their nature. But what if you add being gay to the mix?

  • LGBT life front and center on historically black college campuses

    (WCT) Many Voices, a Black church movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) justice, on May 5 launched a first-of-its-kind video campaign in partnership with Morgan State University (MSU), to increase awareness about LGBTQ life on historically Black College and University (HBCU) campuses, and the ways in which it is shaped by the Black Church tradition. HBCUs have not kept pace with other colleges and universities in developing welcoming environments for LGBT students, though that trend has been recently changing.

  • Nafessa Williams Plays TV’s First Black Lesbian Superhero

    When Nafessa Williams’ agent set her up to audition for the new CW network show “Black Lightning,” she had no idea who Black Lightning was, or even that it was going to be a superhero show—much less that she was auditioning to play a lesbian. 

  • Take Back the Night Celebration Honors Kiki Fantroy

    It’s happened again. Another black trans woman was murdered. Kiki Fantroy was shot to death in Miami last week. According to local reports, her friends and family think the 21-year-old was targeted because of her gender identity.