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Violet Palmer, first female NBA referee comes out, marries partner

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:46 am August 1, 2014 Violet Palmer, the first woman NBA referee, has decided to marry her partner of 20 years. Although the NBA has known about Palmer’s sexuality since at least 2007, this marks Palmer’s public coming out. Palmer will marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine today.

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Robin Roberts comes out

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:42 am December 30, 2013 “Good Morning America” anchor and long-time television journalist Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time in a Facebook post on Sunday. Roberts, 53, has been very open about her health battles, but has not previously confirmed publicly that she is in a same-sex relationship. 

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Show Me the Money

By Summer M. 8:21 am October 14, 2013 Last Friday was National Coming Out Day. Shout out to those who took it as an opportunity to publicly express their sexuality and those who didn’t. Either way, you deserve a big hug and an even bigger ice cream cone. Of course, even with the government shutdown, […]

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Coming Out: African Boi

For National Coming Out Day, The Black Youth Project will feature stories submitted from viewers. This is African Boi’s account of his initial experiences of acceptance.

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National Coming Out Day, Embrace who YOU are

Today is National Coming Out Day. Millions of members of the LGBTQ community and its allies will celebrate, reflect upon and contemplate the moment when they came out.

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WWE Superstar Darren Young Comes Out

During a conversation about whether or not there could ever be a gay pro wrestler, WWE Superstar Darren Young shocked the cameraman by responding “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”

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Coming Out Stories: On Frank Ocean

By Summer M. 2:17 pm July 9, 2012 I’ve spent the last week treading in the liquid of a queer-flavored ambivalence, trying to determine why the Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean coming out announcements mean less to me than other people. I have seen enough episodes of Coming Out Stories and foolishly subjected myself and my partner […]

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Two-for-One Monday

By Summer M. 7:58 am October 10, 2011 Instead of giving you a long-winded blog wherein I attempt to make sense of (read: hate on) some nugget of pop culture, I thought I just comment on two issues that have stuck with me since I last wrote. On Useless Knowledge and Occupy Wall Street As […]

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Ladies First (and Only)?

By Summer M. 8:00 am July 18, 2011 It wasn’t until I sat down to write this that I realized I’d have to confess to watching Single Ladies–more than once. It’s true. Admittedly, I watched the first episode because I think Dionne Stacey Dash is fine. And although I find the acting in some ways utterly intolerable, somehow I’ve […]

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It Gets Better…When You’re Rich and/or Famous

By Summer M. 8:25 am May 23, 2011 Note: I was so concerned about the rapture on May 21, that I failed to post last Monday. Now I realize that when they said “rapture” all they really meant was that Oprah was ending her show and Chicago’s mayor is no longer named Daley. You can […]

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