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Benjamin Crump, Health, HIV, Lawsuit, LGBT, News -

A new federal lawsuit has been filed against Gilead Sciences alleging that the pharmaceutical giant of putting profits over people. According to the Jacksonville Free Press, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump believes the company is intentionally withholding a safer HIV drug from hundreds of thousands of patients — particularly those in marginalized groups including black and […]

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@AP, LGBT, News, Politics, Trangender, Video -

the White House has begun to seriously weigh removing transgender and intersex individuals from definitions of gender completely.

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anti-discrimination, Ben Carson, LGBT, Politics, trans, Video -

On Tuesday, at a House subcommittee hearing, Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson essentially said he axed six key HUD anti-discrimination resources because of concerns about trans people.

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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.

The post A ‘Black Panther’ reflection through the lens of a queer guy who hates superhero flicks appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama, Featured, Kehinde Wiley, LGBT, News, Opinion -

Writer George M. Johnson says omitting Kehinde Wiley's sexuality is a historical occurrence that needs to end.

The post Why Obama presidential portrait artist Kehinde Wiley’s sexuality can’t be ignored appeared first on theGrio.

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1964 Civil Rights Act, African Americans, featured, lgbt, masterpiece cakeshop, News, public accommodations, public segregation, Racial Discrimination -

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Masterpiece Cakeshop […]

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Amare Stoudemire, Homophobia, Homosexuality, LGBT, Living, Opinion -

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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Black gay men, Deray McKesson, Don Lemon, Emil Wilbekin, Events, George C. Wolfe, LGBT, Native Son, Native Son Awards, News -

Black gay men were front and center at the inaugural Native Son Awards, an intimate ceremony held on Wednesday at the Cadillac House in New York City.

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Homophobia, LGBT, News, Opinion, Orlando -

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, […]

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Basketball, Black Male Sexuality, Coming Out, Football, Gay Athletes, Jason Collins, Jason Collins Gay, LGBT, NBA, News, NFL, Opinion, Sports -

OPINION - We’re making progress. But until we see an openly NFL gay player, and openly gay players in all of America’s major sports, there’s still considerable work to do...

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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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Chick-Fil-A, Chick-fil-A controversy, LGBT, LGBTQ, Living, News, Opinion, The Black Church -

OPINION - It is most hilarious that some Christian blacks are rushing to eat fried chicken to show how righteously they stand against homosexuality...

The post Blacks supporting Chick-Fil-A: Is eating chicken as an expression of religious faith taking things too far? appeared first on theGrio.

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Appreciation Day, Billy Graham, Business, Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, LGBT, Mike Huckabee -

ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A supporters are eating at the chicken chain's restaurants as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage...

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Business, Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy, Food, Food Chain, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, Homophobia, LGBT, Opinion -

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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Cannes, Chris Brown, Entertainment, France, Frank Ocean, Homophobic, LGBT, No Homo, Raz B, Twitter -

theGRIO REPORT - There are reports Chris Brown recently commented 'no homo' when asked about Frank Ocean coming out the closet...

The post Chris Brown doesn't deny alleged 'no homo' comment about Frank Ocean appeared first on theGrio.

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Apology, Carletha Cole, Equality Florida, Florida, Jennifer Carroll, Lesbian, LGBT, Lieutenant Governor, Mitt Romney, Nadine Smith, Politics, Scandal, Sex -

theGRIO REPORT - Nearly three weeks after Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll faced accusations that she had engaged in an illicit lesbian affair, she is now apologizing for her rebuttal...

The post Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll apologizes for ‘black women who look like me’ aren’t lesbians remark appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - Gospel artist and televangelist Juanita Bynum recently admitted she's been intimate with women in the past...

The post Juanita Bynum confesses 'I've been with women' appeared first on theGrio.

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Florida, Jacksonville, Jennifer Carroll, Lesbian, Lesbian Mothers, Lesbians, LGBT, Lieutenant Governor, Opinion, Politics -

OPINION - Jennifer Carroll's claim that women who "look like" her aren't lesbians renders a whole lot of lesbians invisible...

The post Dear Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll: Yes, you do look like a lesbian appeared first on theGrio.

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Arson, Carletha Cole, Fire, Florida, Jennifer Carroll, Lesbian, LGBT, Lieutenant Governor, Mitt Romney, Politics, Scandals, Sex Scandals -

theGRIO REPORT - Lawyers for a woman who accused Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll of carrying on an affair with a female aide is calling on the FBI to investigate a trashcan fire in her office...

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Florida, Gays, Homosexuality, Jennifer Carroll, Lesbians, LGBT, Lieutenant Governor, Politics, Republicans, Sex Scandals -

theGRIO REPORT - Facing allegations of a sexual liaison with a female aide, Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll offered a novel defense this weekend: black women who look like her aren't gay...

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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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Bad Religion, Channel Orange, Coming Out, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Frank Ocean Coming Out, Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, LGBT, Music, R&B, The Roots -

theGRIO REPORT - In his first television appearance since revealing his first love was a man, singer Frank Ocean performed 'Bad Religion' on Jimmy Fallon Monday night...

The post Frank Ocean performs live on 'Jimmy Fallon,' releases new album early on iTunes 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...

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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...

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African Methodist Episcopal Church, AME Church, Barack Obama, Black Church, Church, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, LGBT, Politics, Religion -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The African Methodist Episcopal Church is condemning a false online report that the denomination withdrew support for President Barack Obama over his support for same-sex marriage...

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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...

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