Articles tagged with: African-American
“I was richly blessed with the opportunity to get to know Mya,” writes B.E., “and I am compelled to share her story, as I understood it, so that the messages and lessons of her life do not fade away.” B.E. shares her memories of Mya Dale, in a eulogy which will be publicly read on B.E.’s behalf at the Fairview Block Party on Saturday, July 21.
Prop 8 headed to SCOTUS, yet another federal court rules against DOMA, and Washington State will vote on marriage equality this fall; Marriott has special deals for Pride; politicians & their gay kids; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska (with supplemental info from Bent Alaska).
Another federal judge rules against DOMA; Southern Poverty Law Center reports on NOM’s antigay lies; suicide risks for black gay youth; transgender rights in Manitoba; British TV series features transgender main character; an antigay attack in Minnesota ; and other news of the week from @bentalaska.
Keelin Godsey becomes the first openly transgender athlete to compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team; CNN and ESPN journalist LZ Granderson writes about being black and gay; the first museum of gay and lesbian art opens in New York City; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska (with supplemental info from Bent Alaska).
The NAACP endorses same-sex marriage and other reactions to President Obama’s May 9 announcement of support for marriage equality; Boy Scouts oust a lesbian den mother; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska (with supplemental info from Bent Alaska).
Writer/director Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed feature film Pariah about a 17-year-old African-American woman in Brooklyn embracing identity as a lesbian has two screening tonight at Anchorage’s Bear Tooth Theatre Pub.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for (Ben & Jerry’s) ice cream (for marriage equality in the UK), the same-sex marriage debate in the black community, and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska.
Being Gay and Black: A Discussion of Intersecting Identities is an open discussion of the intersecting identities between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and black individuals.
Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s, known as the Empress of the Blues, and was a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists. Bent Alaska presents her story as part of our celebration of Black History Month 2012.
Peter J. Gomes, a “Christian who happens as well to be gay,” was a minister and professor at Harvard University who argued that the Bible is not racist, anti-Semitic, anti-feminist, or anti-gay. Bent Alaska presents his story as part of our celebration of Black History Month 2012.