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Born in Cocoa, Florida, comedian Julie Osborne comes from a very diverse background. She started performing stand-up comedy in 2011, however, she has been using her wit and humor to deal with prison inmates and crazy people in corporate America. In 2012, she started hosting comedy shows for the LGBTQ community, creating opportunities for other…

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Southwest Atlanta native Evan Pitts has dedicated his time and energy to identifying solutions that address barriers to equitable health care. He has developed several health initiatives that have positively impacted individuals with HIV seeking care, and he spearheaded the development of Ryan White and SAMHSA supportive programs for a small national nonprofit. He currently…

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Kevin Hart is urging the LGBTQ community to accept his apology. The 39-year-old actor and comedian who withdrew himself as host of the upcoming 2019 Academy Awards after his past homophobic tweets resurfaced has now offered another apology. Speaking on his SiriusXM show “Straight from the Hart” on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, he said: “Once again,…

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“I don’t do anything halfway. When I take on something, it’s personal to me,” stated Dallas Police Department’s newly appointed LGBT Liaison. In February 2018, the Dallas Police Department appointed Amber Roman as the new LGBT Liaison & Community Engagement officer. Officer Roman is also the first woman of color to hold the role. “The conversation was had…

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How art, and being out, married lesbians changed the course of these women’s lives. Adrienne and Janeeka Muse bet on love and happiness and are winning. If you haven’t heard of them personally, you may be familiar with their work — notably, Janeeka Muse’s (J.Muse) portrait of Michelle Obama which went viral in 2016.  Matriarchs Adrienne…

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The prestigious and historically Black Spelman College has made history once again. In an ever-changing world, Spelman has made strides to continue to evolve alongside society. Effective Fall 2018, Spelman has pledged to consider to admit all students who consistently live and identity as a woman, regardless of sex assignment at birth. “Our intent is…

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For more than a decade, the gay scene in Atlanta has been punctuated by classy, upscale parties and other events hosted by Ladies at Play (LAP) founded by Chitan Chandler. On Sunday, Sept. 3 that landscape has been forever changed, as this Labor Day weekend, which was also Atlanta Black Pride, LAP hosted their End…

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This year will be like no other for Atlanta Black Pride weekend, now in its 21st year. The events will take place on Thursday, Aug. 31, through Tuesday, Sept. 5, and will be one for the history books. In the past during ABP, there would typically be parties, some seminars, and the Piedmont Park picnic. What makes…

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Donald Trump

President Donald Trump announced a major policy decision that may affect thousands of current military personnel on Twitter. In a series of tweets, Trump has banned transgender military personnel from serving in all branches of the military. The tweets read: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States…

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This past week, HBCU powerhouse Spelman College announced that it would be creating two scholarships to award to LGBTQ students. The Levi Watkins Jr. Scholars Program “will call attention to the importance of making visible the courageous and significant work of LGBTQ scholar activists within and beyond the academy, especially at HBCUs,” Spelman Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall said in a…

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“Orange is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox has bravely opened up about an abusive ex-boyfriend and their toxic relationship, which almost “killed” her. The actress regrets staying with an alcoholic partner for such a long time, but admitted her self-worth was so low, she couldn’t imagine anyone else ever loving her. In the new issue…

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