@AP, Chick-Fil-A, LGBTQ, New Jersey, News, Rider University -

Students at a private university in New Jersey can eat more chicken as long as it’s not Chick-fil-A.

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Ernest Owens, a queer Black journalist, details his traumatizing experience of being interrogated by police over a Facebook comment.

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An African Studies professor from Uganda who teaches in New York, wants Kanye West to know the truth about Uganda's president, Yoweri Museven.

The post Open Letter: Brother Kanye West, let me school you about the cruel dictator you met with in Uganda appeared first on theGrio.

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Writer George M. Johnson appreciates the intentions behind National Coming Out Day, but hopes that there will come a time when such a day is unnecessary.

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Actress Samira Wiley says it was a fellow cast member from the Netflix series Orange is The New Black who outed her as gay before she was ready to go public with that information. Wiley, who publicly announced her engagement to her current wife Lauren Morelli, told WNYC’s Nancy podcast that it happened in a magazine article. READ MORE: Breathe […]

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A new study has concluded that more and more teens in the U.S. are rejecting the gender labels ‘boy’ or ‘girl,” according to a CNN report. The research was published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, and states that almost 3% of Minnesota teens are not down with traditional gender labels. The main purpose of the […]

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  The 70th annual Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles on Monday night, and we were a bit disappointed by the lack of color in the winner’s circle. Despite the fact that this year’s event boasted a record number of Black nominees, with 29 actors of color up for a coveted award, less than […]

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In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, here is a personal story from writer George Johnson about saving one friend and losing another.

The post It’s time to talk about why so many Black people decide their only path to relief is by suicide appeared first on theGrio.

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Unfortunately, a moment that should have been met with compassion was treated with skepticism, antagonism, and the questioning of “how could a 9-year old child determine his/her/their sexuality at such a young age?”

The post For Queer little boys like Jamel Myles who commit suicide because coming out was never enough   appeared first on theGrio.

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  Laverne Cox has been a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ community for years ut she hasn’t always had the confidence she’s now known for. The actress opened up about planning her own suicide in a lengthy and heartbreaking Instagram post that sheds light on the unspoken torment experienced by so many of her peers. […]

The post Laverne Cox opens up about planning her suicide: “I am angered, saddened, and enraged” appeared first on theGrio.

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Nicki MINAJ unfortunately continues to subscribe to some of the worst parts of rap music, and working with problematic artists despite her fan base being largely queer and women.

The post Nicki Minaj’s problem isn’t talent, but her need to subscribe to the worst parts of hip-hop appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, LGBTQ+, Television, Tyson Beckford, Tyson Beckford and Kim Kardashian, Video -

  Kim Kardashian West seems pretty pleased with herself even after her recent clapback for Tyson Beckford left some people feeling offended. Last week, a paparazzi picture of Kardashian wearing black velour leggings and a tiny crop top was posted online. The photo was taken while she was heading to a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live in […]

The post WATCH: Kim Kardashian West defends her homophobic clapback for Tyson Beckford appeared first on theGrio.

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Gemmel Moore was died after Ed Buck gave him drugs for sex, now we're asking for outrage but the Black community remains silent.

The post When all Black lives don’t matter: Who’s fighting for Gemmel Moore? appeared first on theGrio.

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HBO is making good on its commitment  to reaching multicultural audiences with their immersive pop-up experience, The Studio, in Provincetown and this week they hosted Insecure writers Ben Cory Jones and Amy Aniobi. The duo invited fans to an in-depth conversation about the upcoming season and the state of race and LGBTQ representation in the industry and […]

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In his debut memoir, “I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé,” Michael Arceneaux explores his writing process, his clear and present obsession with Beyonce, and the ongoing battle with telling his business. 

The post Q&A: Author Michael Arceneaux explores spirituality, his obsession with Beyoncé, and defying expectations in his new book, ‘I Can’t Date Jesus’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that POSE is one of the most important shows on television right now and we caught up with one of its stars, Dyllon Burnside, to find out how he feels about the success of the groundbreaking series and get details on his upcoming benefit concert […]

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Pride month may be in June, but it’s never out of season to support networking in the LGBTQ community. That’s why we’re putting the spotlight on DaShawn Usher, a young entrepreneur whose creating a space for Black gay and queer men to connect. Dashawn is the founder and executive director of MOBI-Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative. […]

The post Grio Good News Report | DaShawn Usher, Founder and Executive Director of “MOBI,” is creating a safe space for Black gay and queer men appeared first on theGrio.

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You might think fans of a community who traditionally have experienced intolerance might be, say, a little more tolerant themselves. But that’s not so among fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race, according to the website, Them. The Vixen has spoken out about racism among the show’s fans, and Bob the Drag Queen, the winner of season 8 […]

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Black LGBTQ, Black Queer, LGBTQ+, News, Opinion, Sexual Assault -

Sexual assault against Black queers happens so often that we have just become numb to it as it slowly becomes a dangerous norm. Writer George Johnson explores why it feels like we have to tolerate it to protect our own safety.

The post Our #MeToo moment: When will Black queer survivors of sexual assault get the help we deserve? appeared first on theGrio.

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According to a new national survey, most LGBTQ Americans don't want a brown and/or black stripe added to the rainbow pride flag.

The post Shocking Poll: Most LGBTQ Americans don’t want to see a brown stripe added to the Pride flag appeared first on theGrio.

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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 […]

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There have always been marginalized communities within marginalized communities, and for LGBTQ people, this is no different. There is a stark difference in the issues platformed by white LGBTQ people versus Black LGBTQ people—which often showcases itself during Pride season. When Black folks realize their acknowledgement isn’t going to come at the hands of whiteness, […]

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People born in New York City who do not identify their gender as either male or female would have the option of choosing a third category for their birth certificates under a new proposal.

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  This week, Pope Francis made international headlines potentially stating the most progressive views towards homosexuality in the history of the Catholic Church. The Pope’s message to a young man named Juan Carlos Cruz—a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse was short but important. “God made you that way and loves you as you are.” […]

The post OPINION: Pope Francis believes God loves gays, so why can’t the rest of you? appeared first on theGrio.

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