Check out the organizations and read more about the people featured in Episode 102 of NoMoreDownLow.TV:
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to eradicate racism and homophobia. As America’s leading national Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, the National Black Justice Coalition has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between straight and LGBT people and communities.
The controversial article that lit up the blogs and Morehouse College.
“Within the openly gay community at Atlanta’s Morehouse College, there’s a subgroup: gender benders who rock make-up, Marc Jacobs tote bags, sky-high heels and Beyonce-style hair weaves. Can a man of Morehouse be gay? Absolutely. But can he be a woman?”
Read the full article here. The article started a fiery debate on the Morehouse campus.
Watch Morehouse men react here:
Meanwhile…. Essence Magazine begins reporting on LGBT issues in a new way:
From the article: On December 18, 2009, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty signed a bill to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples. In March 2010, the bill became law and Danielle and Aisha and other couples in limbo were able to apply for their marriage licenses in the nation’s capital. They also became the first-ever same gender couple to be featured in the wedding announcement section of Essence Magazine.
Terrance Dean founder/creator of Men’s Empowerment, Inc. and co-creator of The Gathering of Men with Adeyemi Bandele. Adeyemi is the husband and spiritual partner of acclaimed teacher and best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant. Men’s Empowerment is an organization that is dedicated to the transformation of men of color in their communities for their own self-empowerment.
From the publisher: “In this sexy, often shocking, memoir, you will get to know the real Pam Grier in all her battles and triumphs, her disappointments and her victories.”