Harlem’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is looking for a space to call their own, and one local group has started a petition to garner support for a community center. Continue reading
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A$AP Rocky’s images and phrases are now for sale. The Harlem rapper has teamed with streetwear retail giant, Karmaloop.com for a collection of T-shirts and tank tops. Continue reading
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender consumers are more likely than their heterosexual peers to increase their spending on holiday gifts in the final months of 2009 compared to last year, according to a survey conducted in November by Harris Interactive and Witeck-Combs.
Overall, 29% of LGBT consumers surveyed said they would increase their holiday spending, versus 26% who said they planned to spend less; the balance said they would keep spending around the same. Continue reading
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My girlfriend Jenny and I were standing on a subway platform in Harlem. She had flown in from Chicago and had just gotten off a bus from LaGuardia – I was coming home from work in Times Square.
We waited for the train, facing each other, holding hands, talking, kissing occasionally.
A police officer approached us.
I felt a flash of anxiety. Was she going to tell us that we were disturbing other commuters? Was she going to say something that knifed our tender reunion?
“Ladies,” she said. “You better invite me to the wedding.” She pointed to her badge. “Dawn Matthews,” she said. “21st precinct.” She grinned.
By Michael Henry Adams for the Huffington Post
Frequently, how one expresses oneself is almost as important as what you have to say. Many activists-gays have readily embraced the notion that “Queers” are “today’s African American’s,” with marriage equality an issue comparable to earlier, bitterer struggles, for Civil rights. Certainly as much as most white gays, many blacks, who are gay and lesbian, would like to solemnize and affirm committed relationships that we establish too. But even among those of us who would, this recent, sometimes strident and accusatory case for “gay liberation,” sounds just a tad bit overstated. Young journalist Jasmyne A. Cannick who writes about race, class, culture and politics, eloquently speaks for many of us stating,
“Some people seem to think that homophobia trumps racism, and that winning the battle for gay marriage will symbolically bring about equality for everyone. That may seem true to white gays, but as a black lesbian, let me tell you: There are still too many inequalities that exist as it relates to my race…Ever heard of “driving while black”? Ever looked at the difference between the dropout rates for blacks and for whites? Or test scores? Or wages? Or rates of incarceration?”
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By Michael Henry Adams for the Daily Voice.com
The United States has elected its first black president, and yet our struggle for human dignity and mutual respect is hardly over. In the same election, in California, African Americans voted disproportionately to support a ballot imitative meant to curtail the civil rights of fellow citizens.
Last weekend, in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, Ecuadorian immigrant brothers, Jose and Romel Sucuzhanay, walking arm in arm, after a night on the town, were viciously attacked by three tall black youths. Hurling a barrage of ethnic and anti-gay abuse, the black men also wielded against their defenseless victims an aluminum bat and a broken beer bottle. As a result of this savage assault, Jose Sucuzhanay was recently declared brain-dead.
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