A South African lesbian has described how she was repeatedly stabbed by a stranger in the latest of a spate of homophobic attacks against women in the country. Nxolo Nkosana was walking home with her girlfriend when a man came up behind her yelling abuse.
“As a Christian pastor, and as an African-American woman whose marriage would have been seen as illegal and immoral in this country 45 years ago, I’m absolutely on the side of marriage equality, I believe it’s not only a political and expedient thing to do, but it’s a moral thing to do,” says Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, pastor at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan.
GLAAD today convened a meeting between actor/comedian Tracy Morgan and LGBT youth from the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization serving homeless LGBT youth. Morgan also met with Elke Kennedy, whose 20-year-old son, Sean, was killed in an anti-gay hate crime.
In honor of LGBT Pride Month, BET, a leading provider of African American cultural and entertainment-based programming, spotlighted celebrities who have publicly spoken out in support of the LGBT community.