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Black Panther, Entertainment, Featured, Gay, LGBT, News, Opinion, Queer, Video -

The new blockbuster offers a rare level of escapism for a group of people who often feel ignored in the Marvel universe.

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Black Fathers, Gay, Giovanni Melton, Homophobia, LGBTQ, News, Opinion -

About a few months ago I decided to write my father a letter. It was a letter I wanted to write him a few years ago—but didn’t. The words to it would begin to reveal themselves and scroll through my mind every time he would say things like he missed me. Every time he would […]

The post Living in a world where Giovanni Melton did not have to die for being gay appeared first on theGrio.

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Ban, Barack Obama, Bias, Boy Scouts, Boy Scouts of America, Gay, Gay Rights, LGBT, Obama Administration, Politics, White House -

NEW YORK (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama, who is honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America, opposes the youth organization's policy of excluding gays as members and adult leaders...

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Celebrity, Couple, Entertainment, Gay, Homosexuality, Kristen Stewart, Relationship, Robert Pattison, RuPaul, Showmance, Twitter -

theGRIO REPORT - The Queen of Drag Queens recently took to Twitter to express his skepticism of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's crumbling relationship...

The post RuPaul suggests 'Twilight' couple is in a 'showmance' appeared first on theGrio.

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AIDS, AIDS2012, Black Men's Health, Condoms, Gay, Health, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Living, San Francisco State University -

theGRIO REPORT - Black gay couples and white gay couples practice safe sex differently, according to new data presented at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C...

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Animal Style, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Gay, Hip Hop, Kiss, LGBT, Murs, Music, Music Video, New Video, Rap, Video -

VIDEO - Just a little over a week after R&B singer Frank Ocean opening up about his sexual orientation, rapper Murs released a new music video for the single "Animal Syle," in which he kisses another man...

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Bisexuality, Channel Orange, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Gay, Homophobia, iTunes, LGBT, Luther Vandross, Music, Opinion, Sexuality -

OPINION - Whether or not you approve of Frank Ocean's decision or his sexuality, one has to admire his management team’s public relations masterstroke

The post Does Frank Ocean's sexuality matter to straight music fans? appeared first on theGrio.

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Beyoncé, Coming Out, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Gay, I Miss You, LGBT, Music, Poem -

theGRIO REPORT - Beyoncé is showing her support for Frank Ocean after he came out about his sexuality last week....

The post Beyoncé writes poem in support of Frank Ocean appeared first on theGrio.

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AIDS, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Gay, Homophobia, LGBT, Lil Scrappy, Music, TMZ -

theGRIO REPORT - Lil Scrappy is 'glad' Frank Ocean came out about his sexuality because 'all the real women, who love to mess with real men, ya know, the straight men, we can keep the AIDS situation down'...

The post Lil Scrappy 'glad' Frank Ocean 'came out': 'We can keep the AIDS situation down' appeared first on theGrio.

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Bisexual, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Gay, LGBT, Music, R&B -

NEW YORK (AP) - The music industry is showing support to R&B singer Frank Ocean after he revealed his first love was a man...

The post Frank Ocean lauded for revealing same-sex love appeared first on theGrio.

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Bisexual, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Freddie Jackson, Gay, LGBT, Luther Vandross, Music, Odd Future, Opinion, Sexuality -

OPINION - Regardless of what label Frank Ocean does or doesn’t feel is true as it pertains to his sexual orientation, the one that tag that applies best at this moment is brave...

The post Why Frank Ocean 'coming out' was brave appeared first on theGrio.

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Bisexual, Coming Out, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Gay, Hip Hop, Homophobia, Killer Mike, LGBT, Luther Vandross, Music, Odd Future, Social Media, Twitter, Tyler the Creator -

theGRIO REPORT - Frank posted the heartfelt confessional on his Tumblr early this morning in which he chronicles falling in love with another man...

The post Frank Ocean's Independence Day: R&B crooner comes out; hip-hop community reacts appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - Rising R&B star Frank Ocean has officially come out of the closet...

The post R&B singer Frank Ocean comes out: 'My first love was a man' appeared first on theGrio.

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Bisexual, Channel Orange, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Gay, LGBT, Music, Nostalgia Ultra, Odd Future, OFWKTA, Tyler the Creator -

theGRIO REPORT - ThisIsMax reports that Ocean reflects on his own sexuality and alludes to a sexual preference for both men and women on the new album...

The post Frank Ocean reportedly alludes to his bisexuality on 'Channel Orange' appeared first on theGrio.

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African American, Gay, Historian, History, Homosexual, Inspiration, Males, Openly Gay, Photo Essay, Photography, Pornography, Trent Kelley -

theGRIO REPORT - Hidden in the Open is photo essay and collection of African American gay male couples throughout history going as far back as the 19th century...

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Dwight Eubanks, Entertainment, Gay, Homophobia, LGBT, Mammies, Mammy, Opinion, Real Housewives, Reality Television, Stereotypes -

CLUTCH - The barely sheathed hypocrisy and passive prejudice is all brought to light here...

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American Idol, Bisexual, Broadway, Coming Out, Dreamgirls, Entertainment, Frenchie Davis, Gay, Gay Pride, Lesbian, LGBT, Love, Queen Latifah, Raven Symone, Rent, Singer, The Voice -

theGRIO REPORT - Frenchie Davis, a former 'American Idol' and 'The Voice' contestant has revealed that she has been dating a woman for the past year...

The post Frenchie Davis comes out: 'I'm in love with a woman' appeared first on theGrio.

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Anti Gay, Antoinetta Mckoy Young, Black Hebrews, Gay, Homophobia, Jadon Higganbothan, Murder, News, North Carolina, Peter Lucas Moses -

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to murdering a 28-year old woman and a 4-year-old child that he apparently believed was gay...

The post North Carolina man pleads guilty in deaths of woman, 4-year-old he thought was gay appeared first on theGrio.

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Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Gay, Homophobia, LGBT, NAACP, New York, NYPD, Opinion, Police Brutality, Politics, Racial Profiling, Stonewall, Stop and Frisk -

OPINION - This week in Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City, gay rights groups protested the NYPD’s 'stop-and-frisk' policy, which targets mostly black and Latino men...

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Barack Obama, Coming Out, Gay, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, Homophobia, LGBT, LZ Granderson, NBA, NFL, Opinion, Politics, Sports, Wade Davis -

OPINION - Davis, who struggled during his four year career, was eventually sidelined by injuries; but the journey ultimately led him to a fulfilling destiny...

The post Political football: Why Wade Davis coming out matters appeared first on theGrio.

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