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Laverne Cox had a fan-girl moment when she spoke to the Duchess of Sussex over the phone. The 47-year-old actress and LGBTQ+ rights activist received a surprise call from the 37-year-old royal “just last week” to discuss her inclusion in Duchess Meghan’s “Forces for Change” issue of British Vogue magazine, which she spent several months…

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Lil Nas X has made a big announcement that’s shocked many of his fans. On Sunday night, June 30, 2019, during the final hours of Pride Month, the singer, who is famous for his country-trap hybrid of “Old Town Road,” revealed his sexuality in a tweet. In the tweet, he asked fans to listen to…

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Actress Tika Sumpter came under heavy criticism from some fans on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, after she shared on Instagram a photo of her gay cousin’s wedding. The wedding photo post, which has over 35,000 likes, was captioned by the actress: “I love you, cousin. I’m so proud of you. Can’t believe my peanut is…

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Roseanne Barr claims she is “queer as two motherf—ers.” The former “Roseanne” sitcom actress — who was previously married to Bill Pentland, the father of her three children, Tom Arnold, and Ben Thomas, and is in a relationship with Johnny Argent — spoke of her connection to the LGBTQ community in a now-deleted video in which she raged…

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Every year, Afropunk brings a celebration of culture to cities around the world. The third edition of Afropunk’s Carnival of Consciousness rolled into Atlanta Oct. 13-14. Hosted at the artsy 787 Windsor venue in Atlanta’s Mechanicsville neighborhood, the event featured art, culture, food and a musical lineup that included The Internet, Pusha-T and N.E.R.D. Since…

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Media personality Amber Rose, 34, has opened up about her role in the #MeToo Movement. Next month, she will host the fourth annual SlutWalk in Los Angeles. In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she discussed how it is raising awareness and changing in attitudes around the world. She said, “Well, we’re not taking any s**t…

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The modern-day gay civil rights movement had its beginnings in the Stonewall riots of 1969. Police raided the popular gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969. Violence and protests erupted in the streets and lasted for six days. During gay Pride events that are taking place…

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There is no way that we can ignore the fact that diversity is an issue in Hollywood. For many years, diverse, non-white actors and actresses and characters have faced challenges gaining acclaim in Hollywood. Blockbuster film Black Panther heads toward the $1B mark are debuting in February and proves a major point that diversity in…

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Though our society has and is making great strides in affording equal rights to the LGBTQ community, there is much work to be done in gaining total acceptance for gay and transgender people. This reality is particularly harsh for young people. Adolescents already struggle to find themselves as they navigate through middle and high school. The…

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Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country’s leading LGBTQ annual pride, marked its 21st year celebration with a roaring lineup occurring during the Labor Day holiday weekend, including Cardi B, Sevyn Streeter, Lil Kim, Keke Palmer, Todrick Hall, Lil Mo, Karlie Redd, Trina Braxton, Melissa “DJ M” Scott, Dondria Nicole, Amiyah Scott, Tamar Braxton, Dream Doll, Brandon Karson, Gary Lavard, Tiffany Fox…

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The popular TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is embroiled in controversy over the selection of Wendy Williams for a recap program. Several former contestants are opposed to the decision to have Williams co-host the weekly “Fierce Fridays,” a live “Drag Race” viewing party along with comedian Ross Matthews. The main reason being cited are the comments…

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Former “Real World Philadelphia” star Karamo Brown talks coming out as the first, Black gay man on reality TV and finding out unexpectedly he would be a father during the process. He also discusses his newest show, “The Next 15,” and the progression of the LGBT community on entertainment platforms.

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