Asked if being poor, black and gay hurt him at the start of his career, author James Baldwin famously replied that his situation "was so outrageous ... you had to find a way to use it." Deshawn Cole knows outrageous and he, too, is trying to make the most of being a young, gay, black man — at Imperial Courts public housing project in Watts, where coming out has long been scorned as a manhood wasted.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) aren't slated to make a decision regarding their controversial policy on gay participants until May, but that hasn't stopped a new group from coming forward with an unusual interpretation of the guidelines.
The Rev. James Meeks took to the pulpit of the enormous House of Hope at Salem Baptist Church of Chicago and exhorted his congregation to make its voice heard by lawmakers who will vote on whether to allow gay marriage in Illinois.
Recent remarks by Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., saying he doesn't "support the gay marriage" was "nothing I didn't already know," the congressman's openly gay son, also named Matt, told the Washington Blade.
As Republican politicians wrestle with same-sex marriage, the daughter of a party icon — former President Ronald Reagan — said in an interview this week that she believes her father would have “been puzzled” by the political fuss and would have supported marriage for gay people.
Former President Bill Clinton will be honored at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles where he will receive GLAAD's first Advocate for Change Award during the event at the JW Marriott on April 20, Deadline reported this morning. Entertainment attorney Steve Warren will also receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the event and special guests will include film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence.