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Buju Banton Removes Homophobic Song From His Discography

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Iconic reggae Buju Banton was released from jail after serving seven years of a 10-year prison sentence. While his music is loved by the many, Banton gained a reputation for having homophobic lyrics throughout his catalog. Addressing this in at least one instance, Banton decided to ban one of his songs. It’s being reported by […]

New Jersey Law to Require Schools to Teach LGBT History in School

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What a requirement to come up with during Black History Month. New Jersey has become the second state in the United States following California’s lead to pass a law requiring schools to teach LGBT history in their classrooms. Under this latest move by the LGBT community, public schools must include lesson plans about the political, […]

Police Release Persons of Interest Photos in Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Assault

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The FBI along with the Chicago Police Dept. is conducting a criminal investigation in the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett and images of the potential persons of interests have been released. Yesterday, the CPD released two photographs of two potential persons of interest in the alleged hate crime. The pictures were stills taken […]

Scarlett Johansson Facing Scrutiny For Accepting Transgender Movie Role

Scarlett Johansson Facing Scrutiny For Accepting Transgender Movie Role

Scarlett Johansson will be taking off the fighting boots of Marvel’s Black Widow to star in the forthcoming mob drama film Rub & Tug. The role Johannsson will take on is Dante “Tex” Gill. The role, Johansson, and the film have received backlash on social media due to an actual transgender actor not receiving the […]

Offset’s Homophobic Lyrics Causes Backlash From Fans

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Offset might have become the world’s least favorite Migos member. Aside from the rumors of him cheating and having a sex tape on the market with a girl other than his fiance, Cardi‘s boo is now in the hot seat for a particular lyric that expressed homophobia. On YFN Lucci’s new single, ‘Boss Life’ Offset […]

All Eyes Are On Alabama’s Senate Election

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As Alabama voters head to the polls on Tuesday, the country waits to see who comes out victorious during the special election where controversial Republican candidate Roy Moore faces off against Democrat Doug Jones. The twice ousted state Supreme Court chief justice Moore has been a firebrand in politics for his sharp criticism of giving […]

U.S. Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits Beginning Jan. 1

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Following a federal court ruling, the Pentagon has confirmed it will allow openly transgender individuals to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. The Trump administration had resisted that deadline in court, seeking to have its ban on new transgender troops reinstated — but on Monday, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly upheld an earlier decision to temporarily […]

Macklemore Sings Controversial “Same Love” At NRL Finals In Australia

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“Thrift Shop” star Macklemore took to the NRL grand final stage to sing hit-song Same Love, complete with rainbow smoke displays. Australia is in the middle of a national non-binding survey which asks voters if they think the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry. For this reason, many called on the […]

Trump Revokes Obama Guidelines On Transgender Bathrooms

President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Reversing the Obama guidelines stands to inflame passions in the latest conflict in America between believers in traditional values and social progressives, and is […]

Brooklyn’s own Young M.A.

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Brooklyn MC Young M.A. has had an explosive year with the release of her hit single ‘Ooouuu’.   True to herself sporting New York fitted hats, jerseys and Jordan sneakers, Young M.A. is unapologetically gay. Repping the LGBT community, hip hop finally has it’s first lesbian rapper sure to hit commercial success.  Remixed by many […]

Texas Leads a Dozen States in Push Against Transgender Bathroom Rights

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Texas, among a dozen of other states, have plans to ask a federal judge in Fort Worth to put a stop to to the Obama administration’s policies in regard to transgender bathroom use in public places, specifically public schools. The directive, released in May 2016, gave recommendations, allowing for transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with […]

On The Rise: F. Virtue Is Soundtracking Hip Hop’s Big Hang-Up

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F. Virtue can’t go a day without music. And why should he? Whether he’s absent-mindedly honing his freestyle skills while cooking breakfast, finding inspiration in an obscure beat that likely hasn’t been given a name yet or hitting play on an Atmosphere record for the umpteenth time, music is woven into every fiber of F. […]

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi “Religious Freedom” Anti-LGBT Legislation

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Late Thursday [June 30] a federal judge issued an injunction that served to block a Mississippi law supporting the denial of service to homosexual and transgender people by businesses and government employees based on religious grounds. It was US District Court Judge Carlton Reeves who issued a 60-page report on the Mississippi law, describing it, most […]

Two Transgender Women Are Running For Congress (And Making History)

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Despite the consistent acts of discrimination against the LGBTQ community that typically take place in society, two transgendered women are not only running for Congress, but won congressional primaries in separate states that earned them a spot on the ballot to win a seat in Congress for the upcoming election in November. Both women named […]

Obama Administration to Deliver Guidance to Schools on Transgender Restroom Use

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The Obama administration is set to issue guidance today [Friday, May 13, 2015] directing public schools and public colleges and universities to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching the gender with which they identify. It is in a joint letter from both the Departments of Education and Justice that will be delivered Friday that guidelines ensuring that “transgender […]

Gov. Tom Wolf To Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Orders in Pennsylvania

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Yesterday [April 6, 2016], Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced his plans to issue anti-discrimination executive orders, prohibiting discrimination by state contractors against the LGBT community. It was during an interview with Pittsburgh’s WESA radio station that Wolf made his intentions public, alluding to the decision made by Paypal to cease operations in North Carolina where legislation […]