Stephanie Jones-Rogers: Some African-Americans, male and female, were not happy. They argued that this image, of a black man with his hand on another black man’s head, was “gay” and was yet another instance of the media’s demasculization of black men.
Irene Monroe: While homophobia is a running thread in many BootyCandy vignettes, particularly the Black Church and black cultural brand of it, the story line makes you laugh to keep from crying in order to look at hard and unresolved issues a young gay black male coming out confronts.
Larry Wines: It took no time for North Carolina to immediately lose business with cancellation of conventions and removal of North Carolina from lists of states under consideration to host a vast variety of events.[
Peter Laarman: If a political naif or a nut case like Ben Carson were to make this kind of insulting and preposterous statement, you might just shrug it off. But Hillary? Hillary and AIDS
Carl Matthes: While the biggest issues of recent debates have been the size of candidate’s hands and whose pants are on fire, hardly mentioned, in many of the debates, are LGBT issues.
Rosemary Jenkins: There is a serious lack of LGBTQ representation in the mental health workforce, certainly due in part to the absence of significant involvement from LGBTQ students.
Berry Craig: People who use the Bible to justify their homophobia remind me of white supremacists who cited the Bible to buttress their racism. Kentucky SB 180
Irene Monroe: History has shown us that people will fight for love’s integrity, even when it is against popular opinion, violating both state and federal laws, and possibly causing them their lives. Valentines Day
Rev. Irene Monroe: The last thing Manning would ever fathom for the church space is it becoming NYC’s largest homeless shelter and resource center for LGBTQ African American youth.
Irene Monroe: Pope Francis continues to send seismic shock waves across the globe with his liberal-leaning pronouncements, but the pontiff is a complicated, if not confusing, to the LGBTQ community.
Irene Monroe: If the state of Virginia wasn’t serious I could laugh off their Republicans lawmakers’ suggestion that “Adults must check children’s private parts before entering restroom.”
Rev. Irene Monroe: As I comb through numerous books and essays learning more about King’s philandering, sexist attitude about women at home and in the movement, and his relationship with Bayard Rustin, I, too, wonder would King today be a public advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Rev. Irene Monroe: LGBTQ teen and youth populations that are homeless are, first and foremost, if not solely, homeless because of their sexual orientation.