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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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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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TV Diversity: Networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

An AP analysis of regular cast members on prime-time comedies and dramas on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox found progress…

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Arts & Entertainment

Review: ‘What Color Is Your Hoodie?’ By Jarrett Neal

Essays on black gay identity.

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Feeling the Fear: A Transgender Houstonian’s Thoughts About The HERO Defeat

Like many Houstonians, I was stunned by​ last month’s ​majority “No” vote on Prop 1 (HERO).

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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

Beyonce: Right voice, right time

Unapologetically black, that is the attitude that Beyonce — and to a large degree Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton —…

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Gay, Black, and HIV-positive

I am the 50 percent of black gay men who will become HIV-positive.

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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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White, Gay, and a Beyhive Boy: For Whom is the Formation?

The healing ritual Beyoncé cultivates is not for those of us outside the black female experience. She lets us peek…

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