Week in Review (June 23 – June 29)
LaLa Anthony, ally and advocate, and star of the show LaLa’s Full Court Life, has recently joined the cast of the Queen Latifah-produced show, Single Ladies on VH1. In her role, LaLa will play Tavis Winfrey, the sister of Omar, who plays a gay boutique worker on the show. LaLa will address the tense situation of navigating family relationships head on when LaLa’s love interest, Marcus, expresses his homophobia.
Continue reading on GLAAD’s blog.
Supreme Court Upholds Health Care; Key Victory for LGBT and HIV+
In a huge election-year victory for President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats, the Supreme Court has upheld the landmark Affordable Care Act by a 5-4 decision. The much-anticipated decision is a “stinging setback for Republican opponents of the most sweeping overhaul of the unwieldy U.S. healthcare system in about a half century,” notes Reuters.
More at Rod 2.0.
Meet the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) Leadership Advisory Council: A Coalition of 40 Black LGBT Leaders
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announces its Leadership Advisory Council (LAC) — a dynaminc group of Black LGBT leaders and game-changers. Get to know who’s who on the LAC!
Read more over at NBJC.org.
Jamaican Reggae-Fusion Singer Diana King Comes Out As a Lesbian
Diana King, the reggae fusion singer-songwriter, came out to her fans today via Facebook with a post entitled “YES!! I AM A LESBIAN.” King is known for singles such as “Shy Guy,” “Ain’t Nobody,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and “L-L-Lies” but also for performing on one of The Notorious B.I.G.’s albums and performing on stage with Celine Dion and Brownstone.
Continue reading at GLAAD.org.
20 Black LGBT Movers and Shakers
In honor of LGBT Pride Month, TheRoot.com spotlights 20 Black advocates, filmmakers, journalists, actors, athletes and straight allies who have helped break down barriers and change the landscape for today’s LGBT community.
See who made the list over at TheRoot.com.
An Open Letter to Young LGBT Athletes
In an open letter to gay athletes, former NFL player Wade Davis writes: “Don’t let the love for your sport overshadow the need to love yourself.”
Read the full letter on the Huffington Post.