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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Change Agent

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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