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Tyler James Williams calls out homophobia in the black community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:45 pm November 20, 2014 Dear White People actor Tyler James Williams has a lot to say about how the media portrays black members of the LGBTQ community. According to the star, the media feeds into the notion that the black community is homophobic, thus contributing to the sentiment that being gay and black […]

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City’s first openly lesbian councilwoman called ‘filth’ and ‘dirt’ during meetings

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:33 am August 12, 2014 An openly gay city council member was called “filth” and “dirt” due to her sexual orientation by a heckler at a public meeting last month. The comments were directed at Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, Richmond California’s first openly lesbian councilwoman. 

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Church denies family funeral because man was gay

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:03 pm August 8, 2014   Julie Atwood was standing at her son’s casket when the phone rang. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, the place where her son’s funeral was to be held the following day, was on the other line. What they told her was shocking.

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Eric Holder is for same-sex marriage and black pastors want him impeached because of that

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:24 pm February 26, 2014 A group of conservative black church leaders are calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s impeachment. Why? Because he supports same-sex marriage. The Coalition of African American Pastors blamed the entire Obama administration for giving into pressures on the issue. 

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Rapper receives death threats over religious song

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:10 pm February 19, 2014 A Texas-based Christian rapper has received death threats for releasing a song in opposition of same-sex relationships. Bizzle, 30, created a song called “Same Love Response,” as a spin off to Macklemore’s track, “Same Love” which advocates for same-sex marriage equality. 

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Charles Barkley: ‘the public is more homophobic than the locker room’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:59 pm February 18, 2014 In light of former MU football player Michael Sam’s coming out, everyone has been talking about homosexuality and sports. During an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” the former NBA star and sports commentator spoke out about homophobia, and said that the public is […]

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Documentary explores homophobia in black community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:09 am February 13, 2014 A new documentary is exploring a very rampant but taboo topic in the black community. The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen, tells the story of how the African-American community deals with gay rights in light of the same-sex marriage movement. 

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Duck, Duck…Goose.

By Summer M. 10:44 am December 23, 2013 Last week, the star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty got into some trouble after remarks he made during an interview for GQ magazine became public. Phil Robertson, patriarch of said dynasty, made both racist and homophobic comments during the interview: “Everything is blurred on what’s right and […]

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Transgender reality TV star called homophobic slur by popular gossip site

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:30 am December 3, 2013   Mia Ryan made history when she became the first transgender reality television star to have a show on Oprah Winfrey’s network. Starring on the reality-TV series “Houston Beauty,” the hairstylist is one of a few students profiled on the show, who is close to graduating from […]

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NBA star Jason Collins made history, but is his career history because of it?

Earlier this year, NBA free agent Jason Collins made history when he broke his silence by coming out of the closet. Collins was the first active player to ever declare his homosexuality in the Big Three U.S. sports leagues. He was praised by teammates, officials in the league and the general population, but still remains unemployed.

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