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Cornel West Talks DOMA and Voting Rights; Says Blacks are Being “Pushed to the Back of the Bus”

On his radio with Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down DOMA, but also lamented its gutting of the Voting Rights Act. According to West, the black community is suffering from waning visibility

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Apply for the YOU Belong: LGBTQA Youth Sports and Leadership Initiative!

Openly gay, former NFL player Wade A. Davis, Jr. and LGBT writer/activist Darnell L. Moore in partnership with the National Basketball Association present the inaugural “YOU Belong” Sports and Leadership Camp for LGBTQ and Straight Allied Youth (LGBTQA)

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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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Judge Throws Out Three Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Against Kevin Clash

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known for voicing Sesame Street’s Elmo, got some good news today. A judge has thrown out three lawsuits claiming that Clash had committed sexual abuse:

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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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BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that it is unconstitutional because it deprives equal liberty under the law.

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New Report Sheds Light on Police Harassment of Transgender Women of Color

An article in The Village Voice is helping to bring light a report that unveils some alarming statistics about the police harassment of transgender people of color.

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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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