African American

All Access: Rashad Robinson on the racial justice and LGBT equality movements

GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. This week, host Claire Pires sat down with Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorOfChange.org, to discuss how the racial justice movement and LGBT movements can come together in solidarity.

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GLAAD Celebrates Black History Month Honoring LGBT African Americans

While February was declared Black History Month to recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of all African Americans, the lives of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people are often left out of the picture. During the month of February GLAAD will pay special homage to the leaders who have paved the way to make the world a better place for LGBT Americans, especailly African-Americans and other people of color.
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Gay Couple Featured in JET Magazine Speak Out on MSNBC

The first gay male couple to have their wedding featured in JET Magazine appeared on MSNBC Tuesday night to speak to host Thomas Roberts about the “exhilarating experience.”
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October 23, 2012

LGBT Faith Leaders Host Town Hall with Dr. Julianne Malveaux

African-American LGBT and ally clergy to host the GO Vote: A Memo to Black America summit tonight at Grace Congregational Church of Harlem. Noted economist and civil rights activists Dr. Julliane Malveaux will be the guest speaker. Find out how you can make sure you're rights to vote are protected.

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VICTORY! Florida Lt. Governor Apologizes For Comments About Black Women and Lesbians

Two days after Equality Florida, in partnership with GLAAD, launched a Change.org petition to demand Florida Lt. Governor apologize her anti-gay and sexist comments about Black women and lesbians, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has apologized.

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June 11, 2012

Making Pro-LGBT Preaching Go Viral

Sadly, we have seen a spate of sermons calling for violence against LGBT people in recent weeks. Check out some pro-LGBT voices of faith and be sure to share with your friends and family.
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Guest Post: LGBT Black Feminist Legacies in Publishing

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, founder of BrokenBeautiful Press and co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project, writes about the legacies of June Jordan and Audre Lorde who spoke up in the face racism, sexism, and homophobia in publishing and in their communities.

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