Literature and fields of study have often overlooked, or altogether erased, the presence and impact of Black gay men in socio-political movements and ideologies. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) and African-American disciplines have both neglected to give proper credit to Black gay men’s contributions to their respective fields. Kevin J. Mumford’s Not Straight, Not… Continue reading Book review: Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis
This week, The Advocate, a popular LGBT publication, posted an article about Insecure's newest ostensibly gay character, Ahmal (Issa's brother), and code-switching. When I seen the article come across my feed, I was glad that someone was finally addressing it. When I first saw the episode, I clocked the code-switching immediately and just knew that… Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Black Queer Men Code-Switch
*singing* It's the most wonderful timeee of the yearrrr! No, it's not Christmas (which is also lit), but it's Pride month. The one month of the year (honestly, Pride celebrations start in April and go through Labor Day, but the official Pride month is June) where LGBTQA+ identifying folks come together and aim up our… Continue reading Pride and The Police
Dear brothers and sisters, we are gathered here today to discuss yet another display of tone-deaf whiteness. A bar in the Lakewood/Edgewater area of Cleveland, Ohio by the name of Twist Social Club is having "Fight The Power! Inauguration Edition" themed party on Friday, January 20, 2017. If you're thinking, "That's the day Trump will be sworn into… Continue reading Twist Social Club, Your “Fight The Power” Party is a BAD Idea
On Sunday, June 12, 2016, I woke up to news that has been playing on a constant loop in my head. A homophobic man having witnessed two men kissing decided to let his distaste of homosexuality manifest itself into one this country's most deadly attacks at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, shooting over 100 people, killing… Continue reading Music Monday – For Orlando
Sir, Google is free. I hate to do this to Sam because I love his music, but I have to. Why doesn't he know anything? First, Mr. Smith is "absolutely speechless" that racism is a thing in London. For those that are unfamiliar with the story, in January of this year, Sam Smith and his… Continue reading Why Doesn’t Sam Smith Know Anything?