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Public Television To Portray Transgender Women Who Reign In Africa

Documentary series AfroPoP premieres Cape Verde’s 'Tchindas'

A cinematic portrait of the Cape Verdean community, where trans women are thriving, can be…

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Tracey Norman: First Black Transgender Model Was Face of Clairol in the 1970s

The former model finally reveals the truth

Tracey Norman reveals what it was like to be a black model in the ’70s…

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Black LGBT Health and Wellness Initiative Anchored By Elton John AIDS Foundation

Leading civil rights organization expands role to address healthcare disparities

The initiative aims to intentionally place attention on black LGBT health and wellness and to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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‘Lesbians Who Tech’ Summit Coming to New York City

Four-day event featuring speakers from companies including Google, The New York Times, Amazon and more

Lesbians Who Tech’s second annual summit in New York Oct. 1-4 is set to bring…

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MC Lyte, Bethann Hardison, Catherine L. Hughes and More Honored at 9th Annual ADCOLOR Awards

ADCOLOR celebrates diversity in marketing, advertising, PR and entertainment

ADCOLOR hosts awards show to celebrate diversity in marketing, advertising, PR & and entertainment.

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Leaders to Gather at OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit

Panels and workshops to include discussions about issues that affect community

Black LGBT activists and thought leaders will gather with elected officials, faith leaders and young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Judge Denies WNBA’s Glory Johnson Spousal Support from Soon-to-Be Ex-Wife

Pregnant Tulsa Shock baller can file for child support at a later date

In one of the first highly publicized marriage dissolutions between African American women, ballers may…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Bishop T.D. Jakes Talks Black Church and Homosexuality

Potter's House chief pastor says LGBT community and church can coexist

Bishop T.D. Jakes expressed his beliefs on the black church’s stance on homosexuality and interaction…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Major Corporations Support LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation

Historic Equality Act is an update of Civil Rights Act of 1964

This week marks the introduction of Equality Act in Congress, introduced by Rep. David Cicilline…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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[STUDY] Finances Are Top of Mind For LGBT Couples

Wells Fargo survey reveals how marriage equality is shaping same-sex couples’ money plans

Wells Fargo survey reveals how marriage equality is impacting LGBT couples money plans.

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Religious Beliefs and Gay Rights at Center of Court Case

Colorado court hears arguments by gay couple turned away from cake shop

Colorado Court hears arguments by gay couple turned away at a bakery over a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Church Group Applauds Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

Marriage equality not to be confused as religion vs LGBT issue

Marriage equality should not be confused as being religion versus LGBT issue, say faith leaders.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide

SCOTUS makes it unconstitutional to ban gay marriage

U.S. Supreme Court makes a historic ruling to legalize gay marriage nationwide

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Black Female Filmmakers Seek To Produce Modern Day Love Triangle

IndieGoGo campaign set at $50,000 funding target

Black LGBT women filmmakers try to raise $50,000 to make a movie about a black…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Supreme Court Debates Marriage Equality: LGBT People of Color Face Lifelong Hardship

Poverty rate for this community is higher than the national average

From access to marriage equality and healthcare to freedom from police brutality and deportation, LGBT…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Pastors to Discuss LGBT Issues at Morgan State University

Leaders say its time to talk about LGBT justice

Black religious leaders to gather at Morgan State University to discuss LGBT issues.

By Courtney Connley

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Black, Male and Gay: ‘Blackbird’ Filmmaker Details Journey to Tell the Untold

Patrik Ian-Polk commits to providing venue for vital dialogue with upcoming film

Patrik Ian-Polk’s insights on how Blackbird began, his passion for providing a venue for black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Kerry Washington Says Poor, LGBT and People of Color Must be Allies

Kerry Washington urges every 'other' to fight together

The GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards took place on Saturday, and…

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Phylicia Rashad Returns to TV as Lesbian FBI Agent in ‘For Justice’

Phylicia Rashad and another 'Cosby' make surprising TV comebacks

Our favorite TV mom is returning to the screen, this time as a lesbian FBI…

By Essence Gant

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Arts Festival Seeks LGBT Storytellers Of Color

Call for submissions of works open to filmmakers, playwrights, web series producers and visual artists

Filmmakers, playwrights, web series producers, and visual artists can present their work during a two…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Former political fundraiser now focuses on policies affecting LGBT people of color

After a decade as a political fundraiser for members of Congress, Aisha Moodie-Mills shifted her…

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Alabama Allows Same-Sex Marriages But Not Without A Fight

State’s chief justice attempts to block the weddings

Alabama is now the 37th state along with the District of Columbia that allows same-sex…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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‘Selma’ Gives Nod To Gay Civil Rights Activist

MLK adviser and mentor Bayard Rustin portrayed in the film by Reuben Santiago-Hudson

Martin Luther King Jr. mentor and advisor Bayard Ruston, an openly gay man, is portrayed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Morehouse School of Medicine Works to Improve Healthcare for LGBT Community

Report and video series trains physicians on how to properly care for diverse patients

Morehouse School of Medicine and the Association of American Medical Colleges work to improve health…

By Courtney Connley

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OUTstanding CEOs: A Look At 10 Other Gay Corporate Industry Leaders

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't the only one "out and proud"

Professional executive network OUT-Standing In Business came to mind instantly after Apple CEO Tim Cook…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down Viewer About Too Many ‘Gay Scenes’ On Her Shows

The executive producer defends inclusion of LGBT television characters

Twitter got fired up over the weekend after a follower complained to television showrunner Shonda…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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National Coming Out Day: Is It Safe To Be LGBTQ?

Fear of possibly losing a job, friends, and even one's life keeps many people in the closet

The LGBTQ community is one of which, in extreme cases, vehemently rejects. And there remains…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Four HBCUs Receive Grants to Support LGBT Programs

HBCUs will use The New Black film to discuss issues pertaining to LGBT community

In an effort to focus on more LGBT inclusion, the Human Rights Campaign has awarded…

By Courtney Connley

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Group Matches LGBT Startups With Angel Investors

StartOut helps entrepreneurs pitch angels and corporate buyers to grow their businesses

Entrepreneurs in the LGBT community seeking investment dollars to start or grow their businesses can…

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LGBT Advocates Stand In Solidarity With Michael Brown’s Family and Ferguson Protestors

Community speaks out against racial profiling and police brutality

The LGBT community rallies to support the family of Michael Brown, a black teen who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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President Obama Bans LGBT Discrimination, No Religious Exemption

In many workplaces simply being LGBT is still a fireable offense

There are 29 states that have no laws to protect gay, lesbian, or bisexual employees…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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President Obama Responds Hilariously To Homosexual Joke

Cool commander-in-chief continues to champion the LGBT community

President Obama, the coolest commander-in-chief, continues to champion the LGBT community while at a eatery…

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Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History: First Transgender Person Nominated

'Orange Is the New Black' breakout starlet joins most inclusive LGBT list

Laverne Cox is known for her recurring role in “Orange Is the New Black” as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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BET Sues Transgender Host B. Scott For $150,000

A judge previously ruled in favor of BET, and now B. Scott may have to pay

The war between B. Scott and BET has grown into a big brouhaha. Who will…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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President Obama To Sign Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Order to effect lives of 22% of American workforce

The White House has announced that President Obama is preparing an executive order that would…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Business Conference for LGBT Communities Resumes After Government Shutdown

The SBA’s economic empowerment tour heads to New York

LGBT conference is on its way to the world’s greatest city

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why The End of DOMA, Prop 8 is a Good Thing

Supreme Court strikes down federal law supporting class discrimination of same-sex couples and restores equality to California

Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry merely expands the definition of family

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University Student Expelled for Being Lesbian Must Repay Scholarship

Grace University's student handbook states that "Any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual acts, is at minimum placed on University probation"

College student expelled after counselor reveals she’s a lesbian

By Makkada B. Selah

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TV Series Seeks to Document Lives of Black LGBT Visionaries

Tony Award-Winning Playwright and Poet Staceyann Chin among noteworthy interviewees sharing personal stories in Truth. Be. Told.

The series will share the many diverse stories of those in the black LGBT community.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why Gay & Lesbian Couples Pay More

Same-sex couples seek marriage rights and legal protections, from accessing health benefits to transferring wealth

It was a day many couples dream of for Mignon R. Moore, 42, and Elaine…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Marriage and Financial Inequality: Why Gay & Lesbian Couples Pay More

Same-sex couples seek marriage rights and legal protections, from accessing healthcare benefits to transferring wealth

Together 10 years, Moore and Harley exchanged wedding vows a beachside ceremony in Los…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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New Digital Magazine Targets Black Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Women

Elixher is go-to resource for multidimensional representation of all things queer

Readers can download Elixher magazine on their mobile phones and tablets.

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LGBT Investors More Upbeat About The Economy

Despite overall optimism, Wells Fargo survey shows financial confusion about DOMA and benefits is high for same-sex couples

A new survey shows new information about the group’s attitude about the economy.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Gay People Earn More and Have Less Debt, Study Says

Gays sure do save their money.

A new study shows Gay people are more responsible with their money than the average…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Coming Out of the Closet at Work: Is it Easier for Young Professionals?

Statistics say many find it difficult. Here's how you can cope

Despite popular perception that young people are more comfortable with their sexual orientation, many are…

By Jamie Harrison

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Meshell Ndegeocello Shares Her Thoughts on Nina Simone and Zoe Saldana

Singer calls for the critiques to end before the product is shown

Meshell Ndegeocello sat down in an interview to discuss her critically acclaimed new Nina Simone…

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Tichina Arnold Explains the Joys of Being ‘Happily Divorced’

The veteran actress continues her hit streak with new TV Land series and speaks on the status of her singing career

Actress Tichina Arnold breaks color barriers playing a rile intended for a White woman on…

By Starrene Rhett

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Homophobia and Homosexuality Linked in New Study

New study says link between homophobia among straight individuals may have to do with hidden homosexual tendencies

New study says link between homophobia among straight individuals may have to do with hidden…

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Black and Gay in Corporate America

How a growing number of African American LGBT managers are breaking through isolation and fear within their companies

Sabin D. Blake, 34, has navigated the professional obstacles of being African American and gay…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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About This Issue: Coming Out At Work

We’re not going to pretend this was an easy topic for Black Enterprise to consider...

Being Black in corporate America is hard enough but being Black and gay almost career…

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This past Friday, June 24, same-sex marriages were made legal in New York, continuing conversations in the media and within many homes about the subject. While some are celebrating and making wedding plans others are protesting, as the hot political debate continues. The notion of being Black and openly gay—especially in the entertainment industry—remain controversial and traditionally hush-hush, with many artists choosing to remain in the closet. In light of Black Enterprise’s upcoming Black & Gay in Corporate America cover story [on stands July 19] and BlackEnterprise.com’s continued Black Music Month coverage, we’ve highlighted a few celebrity entertainers who are out and proud. —Janell Hazelwood

Black LGBT Entertainers: Out & Proud

A look at African American celebrities who have gone public with their sexual preference

Since the recent news of New York’s legalization of same-sex marriages, political and social debate…

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On the Job: Gender Identity & Sexuality Discrimination in the Office

As the LGBT community fights for equality in the workplace, one transgender employee tells his story

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As a young girl, Kylar Broadus (born Karen) always knew…

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