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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s address before the United Nations in Geneva will be remembered by history, with the Secretary of State unabashedly arguing to the world that LGBT rights are human rights.
Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is a feature documentary film about the life and times of American writer, Alice Walker who made history as the first Black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1983 for her ground breaking novel The Color Purple, made into a successful film by Steven Spielberg. Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth has been 4 years in the making.
A transgender Virginia inmate has appealed the dismissal of her lawsuit asking the state to pay for her to have a sex change operation, saying a jury should decide if hormones and other therapies she receives are adequate.
Bishop Eddie Long is taking a leave of absence from New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in order to “heal his family.” Long has been at the center of multiple scandals, one involving accusations of coercing teen boys into sexual relationships and the other behind an alleged investment scheme led by businessman Ephren Taylor Jr.
[T.I.] added that gays are “like, ‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down’ … That’s not American. If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace.”
Not only does this statement suggest that the recently paroled rapper has a shaky grasp of U.S. civics, but he confused the concept of entertainers having the creative freedom to push the envelope with some bizarre request for public figures to be allowed to be hateful without repercussions.
I could feel the mystery I had so tirelessly built around me fall, until I’m just me.
He kisses me on the cheek and puts me in a cab, where I receive his very first text: “You’re a complete pleasure. –Aaron.”
In the next month, Aaron and I go on a series of casual dates (The New Museum, a Tribeca Film Festival screening, opening night of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek), before I find myself on his bed, naked — figuratively that is.
“I have something to tell you,” I remember saying.
Ebony magazine named Maya Rupert, the federal policy director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, to its list of the most powerful black leaders in America.