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Changing the narrative about Black gay men

Gracie Staples – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution One night in November 2014, Charles Stephens listened intently as black gay men rose to recount their stories — some heartbreaking, some inspiring — about homophobia, racism, HIV and other issues at an event called the Blueprint Dialogue. There was the Morehouse college senior who expressed a need for […]

Atlanta Fire Rescue Department launches inclusivity initiative, LGBT liaison positions

— from Georgia Voice by Dallas Duncan Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Joel Baker believes in an “’ism-free workplace.” “No sexism, no racism, no nepotism, no cronyism,” he said. “What can I do to set that tone?” The answer? Introduce diversity and inclusivity initiatives geared toward women, Hispanics and the LGBT community. “I have not witnessed […]