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How Michael Sam's Coming Out Impacts Every Sports Fan

How Michael Sam’s Coming Out Impacts Every Sports Fan

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 10:06AM

The move will likely make him the first openly gay active NFL player since Dave Kopay in 1975.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michelle Rodriguez: Latest Celebrity of Color to Come Out of the Closet

Michelle Rodriguez: Latest Celebrity of Color to Come Out of the Closet

by Jamilah King on October 3 2013, 2:35PM

And even though everyone already knew, it’s still a big deal.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

A Perspective on Raven-Symoné's Quiet Coming Out

A Perspective on Raven-Symoné’s Quiet Coming Out

by Jamilah King on August 23 2013, 7:03AM

Is coming out still a big deal for black queer folks?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

WNBA's Brittney Griner Is Really Happy for Jason Collins, Wants to Inspire Others

WNBA’s Brittney Griner Is Really Happy for Jason Collins, Wants to Inspire Others

by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 2:01PM

And she’s a fantastic person, too.

Topics: /NOW

9 LGBT Athletes of Color Who Paved the Way for Jason Collins

9 LGBT Athletes of Color Who Paved the Way for Jason Collins

by Jamilah King on April 30 2013, 6:00AM

NBA player Jason Collins became the highest-profile openly gay black man in America yesterday. As with any big step, he didn’t get there alone. Here, a look at some LGBT athletes of color who came before him.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Magic Johnson's Fabulously Gay Son Doesn't Care About Haters

Magic Johnson’s Fabulously Gay Son Doesn’t Care About Haters

by Jamilah King on April 16 2013, 12:36PM

The 20-year-old was forced into the spotlight. And he’s loving it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Orlando Cruz, Gay Boxer, Wins First Fight Since Coming Out

Orlando Cruz, Gay Boxer, Wins First Fight Since Coming Out

by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 6:22PM

Earlier this month featherweight Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz made history by identifying himself as a “proud gay man.” With those words, Cruz became the first openly gay man in pro boxing. This past Sunday Cruz was greeted with cheers…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Orlando Cruz Becomes First Openly Gay Man in Boxing

Orlando Cruz Becomes First Openly Gay Man in Boxing

by Jamilah King on October 4 2012, 10:07AM

The Puerto Rican athlete says he’s a “proud gay man.”

Topics: /NOW

Spam the Homophobic Frank Ocean Haters With Love

Spam the Homophobic Frank Ocean Haters With Love

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 11:13AM

Visitors to Hatetweetstofrankocean.com scroll through a gallery of hateful tweets and when compelled fight hate with love.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How Will Frank Ocean Change Our Conversation About Coming Out? [Reader Forum]

How Will Frank Ocean Change Our Conversation About Coming Out? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on July 9 2012, 9:01AM

Last week, R&B star Frank Ocean went public about his sexuality, marking a watershed moment in popular culture. The Colorlines community brings its support and discusses the risk of political exploitation.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Frank Ocean's Mom Calls Son 'Incredible Human Being' After Coming Out

Frank Ocean’s Mom Calls Son ‘Incredible Human Being’ After Coming Out

by Jorge Rivas on July 5 2012, 11:35AM

Frank Ocean’s Def Jam debut, “Channel Orange,” won’t be released for another two weeks but the album is already making headlines everywhere.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Coming Out to My Dad, on NPR

Coming Out to My Dad, on NPR

by Kai Wright on June 23 2011, 1:18PM

It’s all about living “the honest life,” as my father puts it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright, LGBT Pride 2011

John Amaechi: Outing Pro Athletes Won't Win Political Power

John Amaechi: Outing Pro Athletes Won’t Win Political Power

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 26 2010, 11:29AM

For former pro baller John Amaechi, the road to equality is far more difficult.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

It's Time for Everybody to Get Out of Queen Latifah's Bedroom

It’s Time for Everybody to Get Out of Queen Latifah’s Bedroom

by Jamilah King on August 11 2010, 4:05PM

We’re always asking and she’s all but telling, but queer black folks don’t need a reluctant heroine.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

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