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In a Breakfast Club interview in July, very tall Pittsburgher Wiz Khalifa expressed dismay at the horror of men eating bananas in public.

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The death of 20-year-old rapper XXXtentacion took social media by surprise earlier this week as users lamented another tragic shooting of a young Black man. As tribute posts rolled in from hip-hop and entertainment elite, it was becoming eerily clear that the community was finding a way to humanize a person known for his abuse […]

The post Surviving homophobia: Why Black queer folks aren’t the enemy appeared first on theGrio.

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Offset wants us to know that we are making a fuss out of nothing because he works with "gays." Go figure.

The post Bye Offset! Homophobic rappers need to put some respect on our names appeared first on theGrio.

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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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It's a very sad day in 2017 when we still have to plead the case against homophobia.

The post Gay men aren’t pervs who want to rape you in showers appeared first on theGrio.

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On Sunday, June 12 at 7:17 a.m., I awoke to a frantic text message from my best friend of twenty years informing me there was shooting at a gay club in Orlando. Not yet fully awake, the seriousness of his text or what I’d learn upon searching for details online didn’t fully register in my mind, […]

The post America, your hands are not clean in Orlando massacre appeared first on theGrio.

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OPINION - I love the chicken at Chick-fil-A. I eat the chicken, I am not trying to marry it or Dan Cathy, the president of the company...

The post I'm black and gay and I'll still eat at Chick-fil-A appeared first on theGrio.

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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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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, 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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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...

The post Are gay men the new 'mammies' of reality TV? appeared first on theGrio.

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Amare Stoudemire, Gay Slur, Homophobia, New York Knicks, News, Sports, Twitter -

NEW YORK (AP) - Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire has apologized to a fan for using a gay slur in response to a crude tweet in which the fan admonished the All-Star to 'make up for this past season'...

The post Stoudemire apologizes to fan for using gay slur appeared first on theGrio.

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Health, HIV, HIV AIDS, Homophobia, LGBT, Living, Opinion, STD, Stereotypes, Stigma, Wade Davis -

OPINION - AIDS is still killing black men at an alarming rate. And all of us must show our support and join the fight to end this epidemic...

The post In the wake of Wade Davis, we’re reminded the HIV gay stigma kills appeared first on theGrio.

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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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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...

The post Gays unite with blacks to fight 'stop-and-frisk' appeared first on theGrio.

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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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Assault, CeCe, Chrishaun McDonald, Hate Crime, Homophobia, LGBT, Minnesota, News, Prison, Transgender -

Last year a 24-year-old transgender woman, Chrishaun 'CeCe' McDonald, was arrested for killing a man who harassed her with racial and homophobic slurs...

The post Transgender woman Chrishaun 'CeCe' McDonald sentenced to 42 months in men's prison appeared first on theGrio.

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