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VIDEO: Rapper Murs’ New Video Features Gay Love Story

California rapper, Murs is sure to generate publicity with the clip for his new video, ‘Animal Style.’ The song chronicles the troubled love affair between two young men, one of whom is not openly gay. Thoughts on the song and video? Is Hip Hop growing more tolerant?

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Black Clergy Members Protest Gay Marriage at NAACP Convention

A group of black clergy members protested gay marriage at the NAACP’s convention, claiming there are more pressing issues for the civil rights organization to attend to. Do you support marriage equality?

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Frank Ocean Comes Out

R&B singer and Odd Future member Frank Ocean came out of the closet yesterday, writing a poetic blog in which he admitted that his first love was a man. Ocean’s admission is relatively unheard of in mainstream Hip Hop. His bravery is truly inspiring.

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14 Year-old Left Blind in One Eye After Homphobic Attack from Bullies

14 year-old Kardin Ulysse is now blind in one eye after a brutal, homophobic assault by bullies in the cafeteria of Roy H. Mann Junior High School in Brooklyn. His family plans to sue the city for $16 million, and want his attackers to face hate crime charges.

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From The Shrug Files: Queen Latifah Comes Out?

When Queen Latifah signed on to perform at Long Beach, California’s gay pride parade, many figured she would finally seize the opportunity to come out. And she did…sort of. Does it matter if Queen Latifah explicitly comes out or not?

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REPORT: 43 Percent of Black Gay Youth Have Contemplated or Attempted Suicide

A survey of black gay youth reveals that 43 percent of Black gay youth have thought about or attempted suicide; over half of those surveyed fear or have experienced family disownment. Our young people deserve BETTER than this!

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POLL: African American Support for Same-Sex Marriage At Record High

According to a recent ABC News-Washington Post poll, a whopping 59 percent of African Americans say they support same-sex marriage, up from 41 percent prior to President Obama’s announcement. Has the media overstated the predominance of black omophobia?

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NAACP President Ben Jealous Talks Same-Sex Marriage Support: ‘I Hope This Will Be A Game-Changer’

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous says he hopes the organization’s announcement of support for same-sex marriage will inspire hesitant African Americans to rethink their opinions on the issue. Do you think they’re resolution will impact support for the issue within the Black community?

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FAMU’s Marching Band Suspended for Another Year

In wake of the latest hazing incident that resulted in the November 2011 death of drum major, Robert Champion, Florida A&M University’s famed Marching 100 band has been suspended for another year. Do you support this decision?

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Jay-Z Comes Out In Support of Gay Marriage

Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z has come out in support of President Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage.

Speaking with CNN, Jay-Z called supporting gay marriage “the right thing to do.” Will Jay-Z’s comment have an impact on LGBTQ acceptance in Hip Hop? Do you support same-sex marriage?

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