Diary of a Straight African Ally-in-Training: “LGBT Issues Aren’t Just about Homophobia”


Thoughts from an Ally-in-Training: “Up until this point, I never really watched the way I said things. But now, when my words are reaching out to people from many walks of life, I’m realizing that there’s so much more at stake than my “learning” process.”

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Let There Be Art! A Call for Creative Healing for Transgender Women of Color

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Poetry is like a complicated dance; the movement of my pen and the steps of my heart working together to …

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Like a Boy: Male Impersonators and the Lesser Known World of Drag Kings

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You know RuPaul, but what about Cape Town’s smoothest live rapping drag king, St. Dude? What does it mean for straight artists like Beyonce and Ciara to be drag kings for a day in their music videos?

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This is What Africa’s Resistance Looks Like: Uganda’s First LGBT Clinic Opens in Kampala

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From the “Kill the Gays” bill to a brand new LGBT clinic in the capital city of Kampala; this is what LGBT Africa’s resistance looks like.

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Call for Submissions From Muslim-Identified LGBTQ People of Color

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“But when do we ever hear from queer Muslims themselves, about their everyday lives, about their hardships and triumphs, their families and lovers–or, simply, what keeps them centered, devout, inspired?” Do you identify as a Muslim, queer/trans woman of color? Submit your story!

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In Search of Faith: It’s Not Always in the Pulpits

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“I’ve been struggling with faith and belief for quite some time. I am not talking religious faith and belief. I am talking about the faith and believe in something unshakeable within…”

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Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Kanye West Back Obama’s Support for Marriage Equality

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Public figures respond to Obama’s statement in support of same-sex marriage.

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VIDEO: What a’ Gwaan? Beenie Man Apologizes to LGBT Community for 10 Years of Homophobic Lyrics


Beenie Man releases a video apologizing to the gay community for his homophobic lyrics. He hopes it will put an end to all the controversy surrounding his music. But is his apology too little, too late?

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From YouTube to Policy: The Role of Media in Legal Advocacy for LGBT People of Color


With the EEOC ruling that discrimination against trans people is sex discrimination, and thus, prohibited, what does the future of trans rights legislation hold? More specifically, what does this mean for gender non-conforming people of color?

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