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Michael Sam: ‘gay NFL players have reached out’

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:20 pm December 26, 2014 In October, America’s first openly gay NFL player was released from the Dallas Cowboys.  But during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michael Sam says he’s received words for current players who have his back. 

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Transgender activist CeCe McDonald to speak at the University of Chicago this month


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:16 pm October 2, 2014 Transgender activist CeCe McDonald will address racism, transphobia and incarceration faced by transgender women of color during a keynote speech at the University of Chicago on Wednesday Oct. 15. The program is hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Student Life and the Institute of Politics. It is […]

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Chicago Film festival tells stories of black LGBTQ community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:21 pm July 2, 2014 For two days residents and visitors of Chicago will have the chance to experience unique films dedicated to showcasing works by and about the Black LGBTQ/SGL (same gender loving) community. The Black Alphabet Film Festival, hosted by the non profit Black Alphabet, features a series of independent films […]

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Same Love, Same Spectacle

By Summer M. 12:53 pm January 27, 2014 So, I didn’t watch the Grammys last night because I have better things to do, like mentally compose haikus about how cold Chicago is and watch Negroes fight on Bravo while remarking about how terribly Christopher Williams aged. But thank god for the internet. I had heard/seen […]

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After 19 months, Cece McDonald freed from men’s prison

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:37 pm January 13, 2014 Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald’s whole life changed in June 2011 when he got into a bar fight in Minneapolis. The incident resulted in the death of Dean Schmitz, 47, and McDonald sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. Now she is free after serving 19 months in a […]

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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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Lee Daniels Offends w/ ‘Welfare Clinic’ Comments; Issues Non-Apology

In an interview with Larry King, “The Butler” director Lee Daniels, who is gay, was discussing homophobia and sexually transmitted infections in the black community. He relayed a story in which he walked into a gay men’s health clinic in New York, and thought he’d entered a “welfare clinic.”

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21-Year Old Transgender Woman Beaten to Death in Harlem

The savage beating and death of 21-year old transgender woman Islan Nettles is being investigated as a hate crime.She’d been walking with friends when a group of men began shouting homophobic slurs and attacked them. Nettles died from her injuries.

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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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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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