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Gay bars can be mind-bogglingly racist

by Mikelle Street – VICE We decided to take a look at how unsafe “safe spaces” have been in the last 12 months. Last weekend, Rebar went from being one of New York City’s most promising new gay clubs to a glaring personification of the lack of intersectionality that exists within broader gay culture. When the bar opened its doors in Chelsea, partygoers across New York were pretty excited […]

“Tiger Mandingo,” convicted of spreading HIV, wins a major victory

By Steven Thrasher – BuzzFeed The Missouri Supreme Court affirmed a ruling that the college wrestler’s racially charged trial was “fundamentally unfair.” Prosecutors say, “We’re prepared to try the case again.” Michael Johnson, the college wrestler also known as “Tiger Mandingo” who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for “recklessly” exposing his sexual partners […]