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Laverne Cox Has the Best Response to Caitlyn Jenner’s Photo Shoot

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By Diamond 11:37 am June 3, 2015 Laverne Cox took to her personal blog to express her thoughts on the responses to Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair photo shoot. “On May 29, 2014, the issue of timemagazine magazine which proclaimed the “Transgender Tipping Point” was revealed with me on the cover. June 1, 2015 a year […]

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Division 1 basketball star Derrick Gordon comes out

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:00 am April 9, 2014 Derrick Gordon, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, has become the first openly gay player in men’s Division I college basketball. A few days ago, Gordon came out to his family and teammates. He has now gone public with his sexuality.

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Leaked emails from BET executive confirm B. Scott’s allegations of discrimination awards

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:44 pm January 9, 2014 A few months ago, we reported on B. Scott’s experience at last year’s BET Awards. The blogger and critic was hired by the network as a red carpet correspondent for the show. After the event, Scott wrote a blog about network executives demanding a wardrobe change and then filed a lawsuit.  Now, leaked […]

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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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More LGBT African Americans turning to Kwanzaa for holidays

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:10 pm December 27, 2013 While the holidays are a time for family and friends to get together, the season can also be difficult and exclusionary for members of the black LGBT community. Due to the alienation, more LGBT African Americans are turning to the holiday of Kwanzaa. 

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Black teen pregnancy at historic low

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:52 pm December 10, 2013 According to a report released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the rate of black teens getting pregnant fell by 51%. Researchers analyzed data collected between 1990 and 2009.

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Morgan State University chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity placed on probation amid discrimination charges

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:51 pm December 4, 2013 Morgan State University’s branch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has been placed on probation until 2015. The chapter is accused of discriminating against a student because of his sexual orientation.

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Morehouse College releases ‘Body Issue’ to highlight abuse, black sexuality

“The Maroon Tiger,” Morehouse College’s student newspaper, has released their version of ESPN’s “The Body Issue” in response to apprehension of HBCUs when discussing issues related to black sexuality and bodies. Out of the college’s 146 year existence, just last year the institution started to open up about black sexuality by adding a LGBT studies course to its curricula.

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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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Tennessee Divinity school appoints openly gay black woman as dean

Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tn., has appointed it’s first openly-gay black female dean. Described as a “liberal oasis,” the institution appointed Emilie Townes as the 16th dean of the school.

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