Welcome to INTERLINQ-ED, where we highlight news and media about and relevant to LGBTQ people of color, diaspora, and racial or ethnic minorities around the world.

This week’s weeks hot topic: President Obama’s support for gay marriage


Beenie Man apologizes for 10 Years of Homophobic Lyrics (QWOC Media Wire)

Wanda Sykes calls Mitt Romney the “Forrest Gump of candidates” and reacts to President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage (HuffPost Gay Voices)

Rumors fly over Raven Symone’s sexuality (Out.com)

Spotlight on Nigerian-born artist Rotimi Fani-Kayode (The Advocate)

News and Politics

Progress for LGBT rights in Chile, Cuba, and Argentina (Autostraddle)

Racialicious remembers  twenty trans women, all victims of hate crimes (Racialicious)

One of the many reactions to President Obama’s support for gay marriage: a hopeful sign for gay rights in the United States (Bilerico)

Japanese lesbian looks forward to a marriage at Disneyland (Reuters)

Cuba may pass gay marriage legislation this year (GBM News)


WNBA’s Seimone Augustus is currently engaged to a woman (The Advocate)

Writer LZ Granderson reacts to Manny Pacquiao’s recent anti-gay marriage announcement and comments on professional athletes’ attitudes toward gay people (89.3 KPCC)

Worries that LGBT presence will not be visible at London Olympics (Gay Star News)


Hip-hop artist Y-Love comes out as gay (Dallas Voice)

The Voice’s Vicci Martinez does an interview with AfterEllen about relationships, albums, and life after The Voice (AfterEllen)

Watch the 16 minute short on Caribbean gay singer-songwriter Nhojj (GBM News)

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