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 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.
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.
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.”
To continue the momentum that many LGBT documented immigrant activists created, today the Center for American Progress launched out4citizenship.org to increase support among the LGBT community and its allies for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Aaron Cody, a white gay man who performs in drag as Sharon Needles and who is a past winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has caused controversy because of his defiant use of the “N” word. He has used the word in his act and referred to an African-American fan, Catarina Reyes, as a ni__er when he signed an autograph.