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Some Black Clergy Reportedly Uncomfortable w/ LGBT Movement Sharing Mantle at March on Washington

According to the Washington Post, there are reports that some members of the black clergy are at odds about the large LGBT presence at this weekend’s celebration:

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Jason Collins – NBA’s First Active, Openly Gay Player – May Get Signed

Openly gay, NBA free agent Jason Collins may have a new home after reports of the Detroit Pistons expressing interest in the journeyman have surfaced. While Collins hasn’t been signed officially yet, this seems like a step towards inclusivity in professional sports.

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‘Ex-Gay’ Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Dropped from MLK Jr. Memorial Concert

Donnie McClurkin says he was fired from a Washington, D.C. event celebrating the work of Martin Luther King this past weekend because of his views on homosexuality. McClurkin has been quoted claiming to have been cured of the “curse of homosexuality.

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BET Says They Regret ‘Miscommunication’ w/ B. Scott

BET has released a statement regarding the controversy surrounding their treatment of blogger/media personality B. Scott. In the statement, BET says they regret the “miscommunications from both parties,” and unintentionally offending the LGBTQ community.

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BET Refused to Let Blogger B. Scott Wear Heels at Awards Show

It’s not the BET Awards if something horrible didn’t pop off, right? Well, blogger B. Scott, who hosted the BET Awards red carpet last night, has confirmed that the network refused to let him wear high heels.

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Lauryn Hill Responds to Accusations that “Neurotic Society” Lyrics are Homophobic

In a piece that appeared on BET.com, writer Monica Miller claimed that Hill’s use of terms like “girl men” and “drag queens” perpetuated homophobia and injustice.

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Roy Hibbert Fined $75,000 for Saying ‘No Homo’ and Insulting Media at Press Conference

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has been fined $75,000 for using the phrase “no homo,” and calling the media “motherf—-” during a press conference.

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Brittney Griner Covers ESPN Magazine; Talks Coming Out, Bullying, and Sexual Identity

Out WNBA player Brittney Griner covers ESPN Magazine’s Taboo issue. In it, she talks coming out, bullying, and sexual identity: “So many people exist between the two ends of the spectrum, but no one wants to admit it. If you’re in between, they say something is wrong with you. ‘We can fix you.’ Well, I don’t need fixing.”

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Murder of Mark Carson in NY’s Greenwich Village Being Investigated as Antigay Hate Crime

The murder of 32 year-old Mark Carson in New York’s Greenwich Village is being investigated as a hate crime. Carson and a friend were reportedly being followed and taunted with antigay slurs by 33 year-old Elliot Morales. Morales fired a single shot from is revolver, killing Carson.

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A$AP Rocky Addresses Homophobia in Hip Hop: “It’s Crazy that This is Still an Issue”

A$AP Rocky recently addressed the issue of homophobia in Hip Hop, asserting that the genre more forward thinking than many realize. “We’ve got people like Jay-Z. We’ve got people like Kanye. We’ve got people like me. We’re all prime examples of people who don’t think like that.

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