Posts by Kimberley McLeod, GLAAD's Communities of African Descent Media Field Strategist

'Pariah' Movie Opens In More Theaters This Weekend

By popular demand, Focus Features’ award-winning Pariah, written and directed by Dee Rees and starring Adepero Oduye, is adding more theaters around the country.

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NBJC Calls For Hate Crime Investigation in FAMU Hazing Death

Important details have emerged in the recent death of a Florida A&M University student, leading to a national call to action.Read More

Magic Johnson Teams Up With Rappers to Address Homophobia in Hip Hop

NBA legend and HIV/AIDS advocate Magic Johnson plans to continue educating the African American community about HIV and hopes to also address anti-gay attitudes in hip hop.

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'Pariah' Recap: First Reactions to the Groundbreaking Film

GLAAD recently asked Pariah director Dee Rees some questions about the film and her own journey as an out African American lesbian. Pariah opened in select theaters across the nation last week and has continued to garner much media attention especially in outlets geared toward the African American community. Here’s what various Black media outlets recently had to say.

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A Look Back at Kwanzaa in the Black LGBT Community

GLAAD worked closely with Imani Rashid, author, community organizer and African-American Lesbians United for Social Change (AALUSC) board member, as well as Huffington Post Gay Voices and Black Voices to highlight the significance of Kwanzaa for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender African Americans.

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Black Churches in Newark Move Toward Tolerance

The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's highest-circulating online and print newspaper, informally surveyed a number of Newark African American pastors on LGBT equality and acceptance in the Black church.

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The Root Examines Rapper T.I.'s Argument

In Vibe magazine's December issue (on stands today), rapper T.I. says that gay people are “too sensitive” to anti-gay sentiment. The Root, a leading online source of news and commentary from an African American perspective, takes a look at T.I.’s logic.

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Colorlines.com Features Stories of Transgender Women of Color in Washington, D.C.

Colorlines.com, a daily news site on racial justice issues, has asked transgender women of color living in D.C. to tell their own stories. Read More
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