LGBTQ

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After Writing Rap Hits, Can This Queer Female MC Break Into the Mainstream?

Pitchfork profiled Gizzle, a rapper and songwriter who has co-authored verses for rap superstars like Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign, as she makes a play for stardom. 

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First Openly Gay World Boxing Title Contender Dedicates Fight to Pulse Orlando Victims

Orlando Cruz, who lives in Puerto Rico, lost four friends in the nightclub massacre.

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Omar Mateen's Alleged Former Lover Describes Pulse Massacre as 'Revenge' for Rejection

“He adored Latinos, gay Latinos, with brown skin—but he felt rejected,” the man told Univision.

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Broadway's Stars Unite to Honor Pulse Shooting Victims

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, B.D. Wong and more sing “What The World Needs Now,” to raise funds for LGBTQ advocacy.

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READ: Frank Ocean's Poignant Lament on Pulse Massacre, Homophobic and Transphobic Violence

The reclusive artist referenced Orlando and the North Carolina anti-trans bathroom bill in a new Tumblr post.

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Puerto Rican Comic Superhero La Borinqueña Stands in Solidarity With Orlando

“It’s an LGBT issue, a Puerto Rican issue and a Latinx issue,” said creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez about the Pulse massacre.

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Wilson Cruz: Pulse Massacre 'Was a Direct Attack on LGBT Latinos'

The actor, who lost family member Brenda Lee Márquez McCool in the massacre, criticized those who don’t acknowledge the tragedy’s predominantly queer Latinx victims.

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What You Need to Know About the Orlando Massacre, the Latinx LGBTQ Community and Islamophobia

From Coalición Unida to the Justice Department to the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity, here is the conversation surrounding the mass murder of members of the Latinx LGBTQ community.

Michael Sam Spills How He's Been Treated By LGBTQ and Black Communities

It’s probably not how you think.

This Queer Woman of Color Just Won a Seat in the Georgia House

Park Cannon will be the third openly gay member of the Georgia House. 

Learning to Fight Oppression, One Joke at a Time

A new group in Washington, D.C., In Laughing Color, teaches queer and trans people of color to do improv, write jokes and command an audience. They’re having their second “graduation” showcase this week.

A Few Choice Words on Pride 2015

As this year’s government-sanctioned Pride Month comes to a close and folks reflect on last weekend’s big-city Pride parades, lesbian, gay and transgender poeple of color weigh in on whether Pride is really here for them. 

Big Freedia Talks Gender Identity

The reality TV star chooses to be the voice for many.

Zoe Saldana Calls LGBTQ Protest of Dolce & Gabbana 'Stupidest Thing Ever'

The actress takes no issue with D&G designers’ thoughts on what they call “synthetic children.”

Femmes of Color Sound Off

Femmes of color are using a new hashtag to build community and envision new ways to be in the world.

2013 Was the Deadliest Year of LGBT Intimate Partner Violence On Record

A new report sheds more light on the problem.

'We Are the South' Rises with LGBTQ Racial Justice Activists

Meet LGBTQ racial justice activists in the South.

Black, Queer and in Vogue [PHOTOS]

Mainstream pop culture has spent decades mining the house ballroom scene of black LGBTQ communities for inspiration–without recognition, or pay.

What Obama Gets Right About LGBTQ People in the Workplace

In the next couple of days President Obama is likely to sign an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against LGBT employees at any company that does business with the federal government.

Is Gay Pride Just for White People?

There’s still trouble in the gayborhood.