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10 Black Gay Poets Everyone Should Know

As we watch National Month of Poetry come to a close, we cannot forget about our brothers. That is, our black gay male poets who have paved and are paving the way for many of…

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9 Black Gay Rappers You Should Listen To

Did you know there is a group of black gay rappers who are just as talented, creative and stylish as some of your mainstream faves? And with the surge of queer artists coming out–no pun–over…

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I Don’t Know If I’m ‘Out’, I’m A Grown Man

Who the hell invented this proverbial closet I’m supposed to be “out” of? In fact, the term “out” isn’t one I’m sure I identify with. Does “out” mean that my Facebook should say “Interested in…

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What I Learned By Being Faced With Black Queer Suicide

Albert Einstein, when hypothesizing about how our universe worked, would do things referred to as “thought experiments.” Essentially, he was just daydreaming, but since these idle daydreams birthed absolute brilliant information about our universe, we…

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The Audacity Of Black Gay Rappers

With the recent viral debuts of acts of Freaky Boiz, Young Fly Red and Le1f, the question that quickly comes to mind is what role will black gay rappers play portraying black gay men? Most…

Thank You May Not Be Enough

I was heading to New Orleans and experienced two delays due to weather conditions on Tuesday morning. I sat in my seat on the runway for more than an hour listening to passengers complain as…

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8 Things I Learned At My First Gay Conference

Attending my first black gay conference came with a ton of reservations. I wondered would I be kind, smart and important enough to participate in meaningful dialect around advocacy and policy conversations. Since my background extends…

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For Power Bottoms

I received a text from an ex-lover yesterday. It read, “I miss the way you taste.” I appreciated being missed, especially in the way he did, especially in this technology-ridden world. He could have easily…

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The Choice Is Yours: What If Being Gay Was A Choice?

The ignorance surrounding homosexuality is practically inescapable. “You can pray the gay away.” “It’s just a phase.” “You’re confused.” “You’re choosing to be this way.” We’ve heard it all before; cue Sunshine Anderson. Now despite…