Dareal Demare Williams, Christopher Cain and Dorian Moragne have been sentenced to five years in prison, plus five years probation, for their violent, videotaped assault on Brandon White. The attack was considered a hate crime because White is gay and the attackers yelled anti-gay slurs during the beating. Video of the assault went viral and […]

A day after a legislative body of the Episcopal Church voted to sell the denomination’s New York headquarters amid budget cuts and declining membership, church leaders on Saturday adopted legislation to give transgenders the right to become lay and ordained ministers. At the church’s ongoing week-long General Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., the House of Bishops […]

Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide-receiver Roddy White has apologized for making comments offensive to gay people on Twitter, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The AJC reports: @roddywhiteTV said: “OK people I apologize for saying the word gay I know it’s a sensitive subject and a athlete of my stature should not use it.” The controversy […]

CBS News is reporting on a new twist in the Florida A&M hazing investigation, as the parents of a student who was beaten to death in November tell CBS News something previously unknown about him: Robert Champion Jr. was gay. CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann met the parents, Robert and Pam Champion, in Orlando, Fla., […]

Is the pulpit brain-washing blacks against supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people? It depends on who you ask. LGBT advocates have different perspectives on why blacks do not align themselves with gay rights causes. To varying degrees, many LGBT rights advocates say that the church is the singlemost influential factor in black opinion […]

Many celebrities and public figures are taking to Twitter to announce very personal things happening in their lives. The latest is CNN anchor Don Lemon who recently tweeted that he’s gay to his close to 90,000 followers. Lemon made the announcement before his book Transparent hits shelves on June 16. Lemon said that while many […]

Kevin E. Taylor found a passion for church almost as early as he discovered an attraction to boys. Baptized at 10-years-old at a small Baptist Church in the Southwest section of Washington D.C., he fondly remembers the congregation’s blind, piano-playing pastor, who preached about God’s love with the fervor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

From the An interfaith prayer vigil is scheduled next week in Lithonia to honor the memories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers who have committed suicide. Tuan N’Gai, a civil rights activist, author and founder of Silence Equals Consent, said he will pray for an end to homophobia in black churches. The vigil, […]

When the now infamous allegations against Bishop Eddie Long first surfaced, the world – and specifically the African American community – paused for a seemingly endless moment. Attempting to cope with the complexity of the situation, we began questioning everything from faith and leadership, to sexuality and civic responsibility. Accountability and Responsibility An ongoing issue […]

FROM BLACKVOICES.COM GLAAD, the Gay-Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has gone hard against ABC and ‘The View’ about recent comments made by host Sherri Shepherd and guest host DL Hughley. On the show, which aired June 22, Shepherd and Hughley linked the high rate of HIV among straight women in the black community to black men being […]

From If you know anything about gospel music the name Tonex will strike a chord. In 2004 he took the gospel world by storm when he released his Grammy nominated album Out The Box. Not only was it number one on the gospel charts, it also made a mark on the Top R&B charts. […]

The AJC is reporting that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ‘s Southeastern Synod has approved the reinstatement of  a homosexual Atlanta pastor who was removed from the church roster because of his same-sex relationship. ‘This clearly sends a message that God loves everyone,” said the Rev. Bradley  E. Schmeling, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran […]