I knew Queen Latifah, obviously, and was somewhat aware of Erykah Badu, but the rest of the lineup at the Sugar Water Festival, a short-lived summer showcase for black songstresses, were new to me. Also new to me as a child of an upscale, white Long Island suburb: the composition of the audience. There were an overwhelming number of black women filling the vast Mandalay Bay Convention Center, which was unusual enough for a show on the Las Vegas Strip. But these women were accompanied, to my surprise, by more than a smattering of white men. Gay white men, that is.
Are White Gay Men Stealing 'Culture' From Black Women?
Are White Gay Men Stealing 'Culture' From Black Women? : NPR
LGBT black celebrities occupy every career in entertainment. Several actors, comedians, journalists, and athletes are both black and gay - or lesbian, bisexual, queer, or questioning. This list of gay black celebrities is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous African Americans have stated that they had a hard time coming out as gay in their community. Who is the most famous person who is a gay black celebrity? Wanda Sykes tops our list.
Empowering lesbian and gay communities: A call for collaboration with community psychology
The Stonewall riots brought domestic and global attention to the lesbian and gay community. Proceeding Stonewall, Romer v. Evans vastly impacted the trajectory of the LGBT community. Ruling in favor of Romer, Justice Kennedy asserted in the case commentary that Colorado's state constitutional amendment "bore no purpose other than to burden LGB persons". Advancements in public policy, social discourse, and public knowledge have assisted in the progression and coming out of many LGBT individuals.
This past weekend, I was winding down after a fairly long Thanksgiving weekend by engaging in one of my guilty pleasures: The Real Housewives of Atlanta. After a long day, I was ready for some petty, funny mess. The read in question?