Black Gays Make Up Largest Share Of LGBT Community, Survey Shows Contrary to stereotypical images, which peg LGBT people as disproportionately white, male, urban and wealthy, a new survey shows that the LGBT community is actually largely African American. According to the report, released by Gallup earlier this week, 4.6 percent of African Americans responded "yes" when asked if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, along with four percent of Hispanics, 4.3 percent of Asians and 3.2 percent of Caucasians. "This data reveals that, relative to the general population, the LGBT population has a larger proportion of non-white people and clearly is not overly wealthy," said study author and demographer Gary Gates, of the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute. "It helps to counter what I think are some inappropriate stereotypes of the LGBT community," he added in an interview with USA Today. Others say the findings help to debunk stereotypes about blacks and Latinos being overwhelmingly homophobic. Related on HuffPost:
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A Reflection On Grindr It was ever since I received the message: ‘I’m looking for a cute top’ followed by my reply, ‘Have you tried H&M?’ that I knew Grindr and I would always have a rocky relationship. I whole heartedly believe that sex between two men can be a beautiful thing, as well as an inspiration to watch. I wasn’t an early bloomer you see. Anyway, the first thing we are faced with when we fire up Grindr is the array of profile pictures on display. There is also the tedious predictability of the names on any of these gay based apps. Now please don’t think just because I have used Grindr and have had a bit of fun that I am now a ‘slag’. Those who know me particularly well understand that my sex drive comes and goes like the tide. I like to think that I’m skilled in the bedroom. I do admit I have ONCE met someone for naughtiness over Grindr. I have dated a few guys on Grindr mind you, one of which I feel for quite strongly. I do not mean to shock with this article. ‘No.’ Comments comments
A Teen's Brave Response to "I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay" I received the following email today in response to my post I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay. I had decided a couple months ago that it was time to let the whole thing rest, but this response was so powerful, I couldn’t not share it with you all. It was from a woman who simply called herself, “One proud mom.” Hello Mr.
Nous sommes partout L’homosexualité est un sniper silencieux qui colle une balle dans le cœur des enfants des cours de récréation, il vise sans chercher à savoir s’ils sont gosses de bobos, d’agnostiques ou de catholiques intégristes. Sa main ne tremble pas, ni dans les collèges du VIe arrondissement, ni dans les zones d’éducation prioritaires. Il tire avec la même précision dans les rues de Chicago, les villages d’Italie ou les banlieues de Johannesburg. L’homosexualité est un sniper aveugle comme l’amour, éclatant comme un rire et aussi tendre qu’un chien. La transsexualité est un sniper silencieux qui colle une balle dans la poitrine d’enfants plantés devant un miroir ou qui comptent leurs pas sur le chemin de l’école. Pour ceux qui ont le courage de regarder la blessure en face, la balle devient la clé d’un monde dont ils n’avaient jamais rien vu auparavant. D’autres compensent le poids de la balle en faisant de grands gestes de Don Juan ou de princesse.
Bridegroom: A Love Story, Unequaled I'm Gay: The 50 Most Powerful Coming Outs of 2012 1. Andrew Ahn Filmmaker Andrew Ahn came out in grand, cinematic fashion. Too timid to tell his family himself, he made a short film, Dol, about a Korean-American man coming out to his own family, which was played by Ahn's own family. "I knew I wouldn’t be able to tell them, to say the words ‘I’m gay,' so I cast my family in the film, but never told them that it was about a gay Korean-American man. The filmmaking process both distracted from and prepared me for the inevitable – that I would eventually have to show my parents the finished film," Ahn said when Dol premiered at Sundance. 2. Already an icon for her years playing Agent Scully on The X-Files, Gillian Anderson further entrenched herself in LGBT culture in March of this year when she told Out magazine that she had a girlfriend "for a long time." "I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school, and then I was in a relationship with a punk rock drug addict," she said. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay - The Magazine "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," says Jason Collins. Kwaku Alston/For Sports Illustrated This story appears in the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated. I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons. PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Collins through the years I've played for six pro teams and have appeared in two NBA Finals. Jason Collins played with the Celtics and Wizards this season, his 12th in the NBA. Andrew D. Now I'm a free agent, literally and figuratively. Why am I coming out now? The first relative I came out to was my aunt Teri, a superior court judge in San Francisco. When I was younger I dated women. No one wants to live in fear. Peter Foley/EPA
Tendre l’autre joue Video Homopoliticus notice archives video ina Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka cover Out Mag’s “Love Issue”: sexy & awesome? I’ve never been crazy about Neil Patrick Harris’s boyfriend/partner David Burtka. I adore Neil, and as such, I’ve accepted that David is in his life and hoped for the best. But David seems… I don’t know. I can’t put my finger on it. He’s like Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm’s girlfriend. I’m annoyed by them, but I can’t figure out if it’s just jealousy or because Westfeldt and Burtka are simply annoying people. How Neil met David… I ran into my friend Kate one day and she was with this brooding, James Dean–type guy in a leather jacket who gave me the head nod and then turned away. [From Out Magazine] I get a little bit choked up, okay? Photos courtesy of Out Magazine.
brave response to " I'm Christian, Unless You're GAY " - Adventist Online I received the following email today in response to my post I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay. I had decided a couple months ago that it was time to let the whole thing rest, but this response was so powerful, I couldn’t not share it with you all. It was from a woman who simply called herself, “One proud mom.” Hello Mr. Pearce,I am the Christian mother of a 15 year old teenage boy and about a month ago he came home from school with a copy of your article “I’m Christian, unless you’re gay”. Whew. If you think you can’t make a difference, you are wrong.
Agression à la Mutinerie: la justice condamne la victime pour s’être défendue Victime de propos et de violences sexistes et lesbophobes, alors qu’elle travaillait au bar parisien queer et féministe La Mutinerie (photo), D. a riposté aux coups de son agresseur, qui a par la suite porté plainte contre elle. Lors de l’audience qui a eu lieu hier, mardi 8 avril, au tribunal de grande instance de Paris, elle a été condamnée à une peine de sursis et à verser des dommages et intérêts. Par la suite, 18 personnes ont été arrêtées et emmenées au commissariat des Halles pour avoir manifesté leur soutien à D. dans la salle d’audience. UNE AGRESSION SEXISTE ET LESBOPHOBE Les faits ont eu lieu dans la nuit du 15 au 16 novembre dernier. «Je passais un coup de balai après la fermeture devant la Mutinerie, où je donne régulièrement un coup de main, raconte D. Un petit groupe de personnes était resté et ne voulait pas partir, prétextant que c’était public. «L’homme a continué: “La petite pute, elle va faire peur à qui? Une manifestation est en cours de préparation.