Week in Review (September 2 – September 8)
She’s always been an ardent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate, but during her appearance at the Democratic National Convention next week, Mary J. Blige went one step further by announcing her support for same-sex marriage.
“I think it’s wonderful,” the Grammy award-winning hip-hop superstar told civil rights attorney and radio host Yetta Kurland on Thursday night, video footage of which can be viewed above. “I think people that support love, it’s amazing. It’s love.”
Continue reading at the Huffington Post.
When Florida’s Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll attempted to deflect questions about an alleged same-sex encounter with a female subordinate by telling a local news outlet that Black lesbian and bisexual women ‘don’t look like her,’ NBJC immediately launched a campaign with the Twitter hashtag #whatablacklesbianlookslike. Our beautiful Black lesbian, bisexual and same-gender loving sisters across the country have been tweeting their photos @NBJContheMove.
Help them keep this action ALIVE. Our voices and photos made a difference, and NBJC wants to build a community of Sisterhood that holds America and public officials accountable.
Check out the new additions to the gallery on NBJC.org.
Grand Jury Meets in James Craig Anderson Hate-Crime Case in Mississippi
Update on the James Craig Anderson hate-crime case in Mississippi. Anderson and his partner of 17 years were raising a child together. His longtime partner could not join the wrongful-death lawsuit because under Mississippi law same-sex partners have no claim in civil actions like this.
Read more on theGrio.
WATCH: LGBT Democratic National Convention
NoMoreDownLow is the only news outlet credentialed to bring you reports from the Democratic National Convention from the Black LGBT perspective. Allied correspondent Wyllisa Bennett returns to her home town of Charlotte, NC, to discover that the city has made some surprising changes.
Watch the coverage on YouTube.