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Sad news for fans of sappy romance novels: literary giant Nicholas Sparks tried to have LGBTQ curriculum banned from the Epiphany School of Global Studies, a faith based prep school started by the author. Sparks, the popular author of romance novels like The Notebook and The Longest Ride, helped found the school in 2006. Newly leaked emails, however, show a bitter feud among school employees and Sparks. Saul Benjamin, a former headmaster at the Epiphany School, has accused Sparks and other school Trustees...

Gay pride gone wrong? Gay and Bisexual men in Boystown cause havoc in the name of hectic celebration. Two dozen men took over Halsted Street in the Boystown area early Saturday morning (the first day of Pride Month). While dancing in the area may have been fine, they soon started to obstruct traffic and even climbed on some cars. While one man began twerking on cars, another yelled out, “We f***ing s**t up!” “We...

Image via Twitter: Craig BrooksCraig Brooks — a gay, 26 year old employee of a Holiday Inn Express hotel in Austin, Texas — went viral after posting images of himself calmly denying a room to a woman who had called him a “f*cking n*gger” when making a reservation over the phone. The video is priceless, but just as other web users began applauding him, others quickly unearthed a handful of transphobic tweets he had made in the past. Brooks has since...

The Progress Bar released a statement reversing their rap ban and apologizing for it. Their statement is at the end of this article. Progress Bar, a gay bar in Chicago, has been accused of racism after an email leaked of the bar instructing its DJs never to play rap. The email, which was posted on Twitter, read: So let’s parse this out: First, there’s lots of great rap music that totally fits a “positive, happy, energetic, upbeat… fun vibe” including Missy...

(stock image via Depositphotos)Progress Bar, a gay bar in Chicago, is getting some ‘racism side-eye’ after a leaked email from management instructed its DJs to ban rap music from their playlists. The message, which was shared on Twitter, read: (image via Twitter)So, not only is rap banned from Progress Bar (it’s in ALL CAPS for emphasis), but the email makes it clear that rap will result in DJs not being asked back. Plus, there’s...

Donald Trump is infamous for disrespecting and discriminating against people of color: He and father Fred were found guilty in a court suit for refusing to rent their properties to black people, he refers to former White House aid Omarosa Manigault Newman as “a dog,” and Congresswoman Maxine Waters as “low IQ.” He called African nations “sh*thole countries;” Mexicans “criminals, drug dealers, and rapists;” neo-Nazis “some good people” and praising Civil War Confederate leader Robert E. Lee as “a great...
LGBT

In 2017, a new version of the Pride flag was released with black and brown stripes to represent LGBTI people of color. Still, not everyone in the community is on board with that change Last year, Philadelphia announced its decision to add black and brown stripes to the Pride flag in support of LGBTI people of color. Soon, a Pride center in Australia followed suit. Now, research conducted by Buzzfeed News and Whitman Insight Strategies shows who is most opposed...
gay community

Psychotherapist Matt Dempsey hosts a dinner party to talk to some of his non-white gay friends about their personal experiences with racism in the gay community. From social media to sexual preference, the conversation stays real and attempts to shed some light on what’s holding us back from finding unity. Hint: white people, the work starts with you. Check out the worthwhile video, featuring Wilson Cruz, Alec Mapa, Justin Sylvester and Sachin Bhatt below: https://youtu.be/reKlFeUEmRw Source
Trump’s win

These things. All of these things happened to people of color the day after Trump won the presidential election. Welcome to America in 2016. I’d say you may not recognize it, but for so many of our brothers and sisters, they sadly do; they’ve seen it every day of their lives. Get mad. Be angry. But be determined to change the country’s direction. Be resolved to do your part to end racism and xenophobia. Be intent on becoming the change you...

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