African-American

Books

Still Seeking the Dream

Black lesbians and their families strive for visibility—and find it in a new book. EXPANDED VERSION FOR THE WEB

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Columns

I am gay. And I am black.

It feels as if I’ve been living a double life all of these years, and I do not want to…

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Arts & Entertainment

First Gay Iraq War Memoir

An interview with Rob Smith, author of ‘Closets, Combat and Coming Out’

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News

Some hear race echoes in Virginia gay marriage ban

To some people in Virginia, the fight over legalization of same-sex marriage echoes a decades-old battle over the state's 1924…

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News

LGBT group seeks more inclusion at black colleges with film screening

The educational arm of an LGBT rights group is seeking to advance LGBT inclusion on the campuses of historically black…

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Featured

Fade to Black: Houston’s First and Only African-American Playwright Festival

“It’s important to have stories that reflect those weird, awkward, funny, and sincere moments in queer life.”

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Featured

2016’s Ten Faces of Black LGBT Leadership in Houston

OutSmart gives tribute to these community members and their accomplishments.

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News

Barack Obama, Misty Copeland discuss ‘barriers’ to the top

President Barack Obama and Misty Copeland used a recent joint interview to speak out against barriers that prevent non-white and…

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Featured

Five LGBT Artists Take Center Stage at MFAH’s ‘Statements: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection’ Exhibit

'Statements: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection' is a stunning MFAH exhibition that takes the viewer on an engrossing…

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