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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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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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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, […]

The post White Pride vs. Black Pride: Why there’s a need for the divide appeared first on theGrio.

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Beneath all the drama, what makes reality TV so juicy, are some very real storylines, especially those that are a part of the LGBTQ community, bringing light to issues we rarely see displayed on the big screen.

The post OPINION: Love & Hip Hop holds an important place for LGBTQ representation appeared first on theGrio.

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The state of Georgia passed a measure that gives adoption agencies the right NOT to work with LGBTQ couples. The bill sponsored by Republicans passed the Georgia State House in a vote of 35-19.

The post OPINION: Why Georgia Senate is dead wrong for denying kids access to loving parents appeared first on theGrio.

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Former American Idol contestant, Kinky Bootz star and YouTube sensation, Todrick Hall, has always been a champion of issues in the LGBTQ community and now he’s stepping up for a new collaboration, Positively Fearless. Positively Fearless is a movement that aims to educate and help empower Black and Hispanic gay and bisexual men to speak up […]

The post Todrick Hall and ‘Positively Fearless’ team up for HIV awareness in the LGBTQ community appeared first on theGrio.

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VIDEO - Julie Atwood was standing at her son's casket when the phone rang. The church where her son's funeral was scheduled to be held the next day decided to abruptly cancel the service, after the pastor learned the deceased was gay and his obituary listed a surviving "husband."...

The post Florida church cancels man’s funeral after learning he’s gay appeared first on theGrio.

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