People of Color

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LA Weekly: A Gay Leader Emerges in the 'Hood

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.

LA Weekly
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April 4, 2013

Karina Hermosillo de 'Nuestra Belleza Latina' quiere ser la primera reina gay

Desde que Karina Hermosillo se presentó en las pruebas de Arizona con el deseo de ser la próxima "Nuestra Belleza Latina", sintió que debía ser valiente y desde un principio compartir su verdad, esa con la que sueña ser libre y hacer libre a todos aquellos que sufren por la discriminación y el prejuicio. Lo primero que dijo es "Soy lesbiana y estoy orgullosa de serlo". Hubo quienes la criticaron y otros que la aplaudieron.
Huffington Post Voces
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April 3, 2013

Stop trying to split gays and Muslims

I tweeted my appreciation that the LGBT community in San Francisco is standing up against [Pamela Geller's] efforts to drive a wedge between LGBT folks and Muslims. Soon after, Geller retweeted me, claiming that she in fact has “huge support in Gay community.” I realized that Geller had stopped responding to me when I requested more information to back up her assertion that she has “huge support in Gay community,” after the only evidence she provided was a link to a Facebook group with 72 members. I’ve since asked her repeatedly for more information, but have not gotten a response.
Salon
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April 2, 2013

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