Samantha Master, a student at Morgan State University, and the former Community Service and Outreach Coordinator for Rainbow Soul, Morgan’s queer student alliance, writes an open letter to CNN contributor Roland Martin.
Outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a billboard advertising the shooting range Pro Shots reads, "Converting Pansies Daily," referencing the stereotype of effeminate gay men in need of a 'masculine' activity in their lives. The ad, which contained an image of a pansy flower and a gun, has been removed following complaints from North Carolina advocates.
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.
More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.