COULD CONGRESS GET ITS FIRST OUT GAY BLACK MAN?

Is that change on the horizon? New York’s 17 Congressional District seat is up for grabs and Mondaire Jones is trying to take it. Jones is a Stanford University and Harvard Law School graduate who formerly worked at the Department of Justice under the Obama Administration. And now, he’s running for Congress. Alongside fellow New York…

TIS’ THE SEASON TO BE H*RNY? DATA SHOWS PEOPLE HOOK UP MORE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

In recent years researchers began compiling data to analyze how often and when people search for sex online. For some reason, a 2017 article from Newsweek is making the rounds again, and someone shared it with me tonight. Turns out, according to their reporting, a study published in the Scientific Reports journal, shows people in 130 countries, inclusive of…

¿WOULD YOU PAY A BARBER TO TAKE OFF HIS CLOTHES?

Would you get your hair cut by someone naked? To black men, the barbershop is a community space. While the Christian church has been a community center for the general black community since slavery times, the barbershop has been a black male community center since its inception. You could even say black people gathered around…

LIL NAS X PLANNED ON COMING OUT EARLIER THAN HE DID

Lil Nas X‘s life has done a complete 180 in the past year. He went from being an undiscovered talent to having the longest running number one single in Billboard Hot 100 history in a very short period of time. That’s saying a lot coming from a guy who initially set out to study computer science at…

FITNESS TRAINER SHAUN T TALKS FATHERHOOD

Shaun T is letting us get a glimpse of his life as a father of twins. When he’s not working as one of the most famous fitness trainers out today, or dealing with angry mom organizations for appearing on a magazine with his husband and two kids, Shaun T is dealing with the trials and triumphs of…

LAWMAKERS MADE A PULSE NATIONAL MEMORIAL BILL

Almost three years after the Pulse nightclub shooting, we may be on the precipice of a major political nod. Members of central Florida’s congressional delegation are working on a bill that would make the location of the Pulse nightclub shooting a national memorial. U.S. Reps. Darren Soto and Stephanie Murphy announced their plans for the…

TEENS IN CHARLESTON WERE GIFTED A QUEER PROM

LGBTQ teens in South Carolina were honored by the surrounding community with a Queer Prom. LBGTQ-inclusive and supportive group We Are Family recently hosted a Queer Prom in Charleston. The “Enchanted” themed event, in which students were invited to dress however they liked, was held at the Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, according to local news…

CHICAGO ELECTS FIRST OPENLY LGBTQ BLACK FEMALE MAYOR

In a historic race, Democrat Lori Lightfoot has been elected mayor of Chicago, Illinois. With 98.7 percent of the precincts reporting, Lightfoot had 73.7 percent of the vote to longtime politician Toni Preckwinkle’s 26.3 percent. The achievement makes the 56-year-old former federal prosecutor the first openly LGBTQ person – and the first Black female –…

CALL IT A “RuBIRTH”; RuPAUL RE-JOINS THE TALK SHOW GAME THIS SUMMER!

In a much anticipated daytime move, RuPaul Charles’ daily syndicated talk show has been picked up by Fox Television Stations for a three-week test run this summer (Deadline.com reports). Titled very simply  RuPaul, the project, produced by Telepictures, was one of the high profile new syndicated hopefuls for a fall 2019 launch. It joins other hopeful…

DON’T HATE ON LOVE – IMPROVING OUR VIEW OF VALENTINE’S DAY

I am a sucker when it comes to Valentine’s Day. The balloons, the candlelit dinners, the lovey-dovey messages…they all totally get my heart beating. Yes, I love this holiday that’s filled with chocolate heart boxes, cupid-shaped cards, and stunning red roses. In fact, I turn to utter mush when it comes to anything romance. Romance…