LGBT

UMass’ Derrick Gordon Comes Out, Becomes First Openly Gay Division 1 Men’s College Basketball Player

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University of Massachusetts (UMass) sophomore star Derrick Gordon recently stepped forward to publically disclose his sexual orientation making him the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player in the nation. The 22-year-old guard told  his friends and family just days before deciding to go...

Transgender Student At Christian University Denied Request To Live In All-Male Dorm

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A transgender student at a Christian university is going to battle over his right to live in the male dorm, something the university is staunchly against. Jaycen, who goes by ‘Jayce,’ is currently a sophomore at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and has been...

Melissa Harris-Perry Calls Out Mississippi Governor For Signing Law That Helps ‘Bigots’

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MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry was vocal against the governor of Mississippi on Saturday for signing legislation that may protect business owners’ ability to discriminate against LGBT customers. Last week, Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which says that the state cannot...

Michigan Woman Attacked After Having Same-Sex Wedding On TV

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The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s department in Michigan is currently on the hunt for two men who attacked a woman they recognized from a same-sex wedding television appearance. The 28-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman was attacked Monday outside a Ypsilanti Township apartment complex; the woman was punched, kicked and knocked...

Obama Administration Takes Action Against Uganda For Anti-LGBT Law

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Earlier this week, the Obama administration  confirmed  a series of cuts in aid to Uganda in response to the countries Anti-LGBT laws that were recently passed.  The cuts came after Vice President Joe Biden’s speech at the Human Rights Campaign in Los Angeles promoting LGBT...

Gospel Star Tye Tribbett Says Homosexuality May Be ‘Natural,’ But That Doesn’t Make It Right

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In an interview with Sister 2 Sister magazine, gospel artist Tye Tribbett discussed one of the most polarizing issues facing the church today: homosexuality. Though his views fall in line with most clergy members, Tribbett argues the Black church needs temper its message on homosexuality...