LGBT young adult fiction book recommendations

June kicks off the annually celebrated Pride month. If you are looking for fictional LGBT reads to pick up this month, young adult is a great genre to choose from. Young adult fiction often addresses teenagers discovering their identities, sexuality and mental health. Here are young adult fiction recommendations featuring lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender […]

White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre shares coming out story

Deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre became the second Black woman to lead the White House’s press briefing in 30 years in May. She followed in the footsteps of Judy Smith, who served under President George H.W. Bush, beginning in 1991, and also became the first openly gay person to hold the position. Jean-Pierre shared her […]

Book of the Week: ‘Rainbow Milk’ by author by Paul Mendez

An essential and revelatory coming-of-age narrative from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah’s Witness upbringing. In the 1950s, ex-boxer Norman Alonso is a determined and humble Jamaican who has immigrated to Britain with his wife and […]

Book of the Week: ‘Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America’

R. Eric Thomas didn’t know he was different until the world told him so. Everywhere he went–whether it was his rich, mostly white, suburban high school, his conservative black church, or his Ivy League college in a big city–he found himself on the outside looking in. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt, Thomas reexamines […]

Jasmine Davis of ‘The Chi’ discusses being the show’s 1st transgender actor

Jasmine Davis is a series regular on Showtime’s hit series, “The Chi.” She’s also the show’s first transgender character. The ladies of The Wine Up spoke with Davis about her character, Imani, being the show’s first transgender actor and her transition from modeling to acting. Watch as she discusses her lifestyle, working with co-star Luke […]

How being Black and gay in corporate America shaped General Motors’ Sabin Blake

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way the world does business. This is especially true for global auto-manufacturer General Motors. From ensuring employees practice safe and effective social distancing by working remotely when possible, to designating $10M to support organizations which promote inclusion and racial justice, one thing remains the constant: General Motors puts their employees […]

Dwyane Wade defends Lil Nas X against homophobic hate

Rapper Lil Nas X has experienced a rollercoaster of emotions over the past few months that ended with the musician coming out as a homosexual male during the New York Pride festival. First, his “Old Town Road” was reportedly rejected by the Country Music industry and the Billboard charts. But the song became a certifiable […]

2013 Chicago Pride Fest guide

Chicago Pride month consists of a month full of events surrounding the LGBT. With events taking place daily from plays to parties, there’s somehing for everyone. The biggest weekend of this month is the Chicago Pride weekend which includes two-days of festivals and the world-famous parade. Performers such as Deborah Cox and Aubrey O’day. See what […]

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