This episode features our exclusive coverage of the LGBT celebration at the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Then, an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon about coming out and his new book “Tranparent.” Plus, after coming out very publicly as a lesbian, Sheryl Swoopes announces that she is getting married to a man – we get the community’s reaction. And finally, playwright Donald Jolly imagines a gay romance during times of slavery.
Focuses on the NAACP’s Town Hall meeting on LGBT issues, with Wanda Sykes, CNN’s Don Lemon & civil rights icon Julian Bond. Plus, meet an openly gay leader at the NAACP. Then, an out lesbian in Inglewood running her own business. And before Lady Gaga, Carl Bean made “Born this Way” a gay anthem. Finally, a straight black ally directs a gay-themed movie.
Asks “Is the Black Community Ready for Gay Marriage?” Plus, an exclusive interview with UltraMi; on the red carpet at the premiere of “Leave It On the Floor” and an interview with the photographer behind “Drag Dolls, Dames, & Divas”
In this episode, we investigate homophobia in hip hop; then, Kobe Bryant apologizes for his anti-gay slur; LGBT poets thrive at the “Damn Slam”; plus, our co-host Janora McDuffie continues to prepare for the AIDS/Lifecyle.
Features on Dinah Shore Weekend 2011 – the largest lesbian gathering in the world; Two lesbians journey from coast to coast in the Queer Mobile Homecoming Project; an exclusive interview with Noah’s Arc co-stars – Doug Spearman interviews Darryl Stephens; plus, our co-host Janora McDuffie starts training for the AIDSLifecyle.
Features The Cosby Show mom, Phylicia Rashad, and Colin Powell speaking out about homophobia; Tyler Perry talks about America’s obsession with black men in drag; she’s funny, fierce and openly lesbian, stand up comedienne Gloria Bigelow; plus, our “Straight Talk” segment introduces the real-life Precious – a straight black woman living with HIV.
Features rarely before seen photos of black gay men since the mid-19th Century. Plus, interviews at the first-ever Gay Night at an NBA game with Magic Johnson, Sinbad &Fox Sports host Curt Manfee. Meet the Doritos hunk George King and go behind-the-scenes at the Butch Voices fashion show.
Features the untold story of Cpl. Evelyn Thomas discussing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; openly gay and former QVC host Dale Madison talks about home shopping & coming out to his father; while director Faith Trimel tells about lesbian friends pact to come out in her movie “FAMILY” – and in “Straight Talk,” Wyllisa asks “Would you date a bisexual man?”
Blair Underwood, Magic Johnson, Sinbad, Loretta Devine, Jackée Harry and more celebrities speak out about HIV/AIDS in the black community. From dispelling the “down low” myth about HIV infection to asking “Where are straight black men in the fight against HIV/AIDS?”
Features Wanda Sykes, Wilson Cruz, photographer Duane Cramer, among other members of the African American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.