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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 […]

Racism is rife in the LGBT community. Gay people cannot call for equality while discriminating against others

— from The Independent by Kevin Maxwell Earlier this week, Jeremy Joseph, owner of the legendary LGBT nightclub G-A-Y, posted a comment on Facebook which surprised me for two reasons – the racial overtones of the remarks, and the numerous supportive comments from his followers that it garnered. Joseph’s outburst read to me like just […]

LGBTQ community reacts to recent gayborhood racism

— from Philadelphia by Ernest Owens Following the recent controversy surrounding the reveal and admittance of a video showing ICandy owner Darryl DePiano using the n-word repeatedly, Gayborhood community leaders have sounded off on their thoughts on social media and in protest. Here are few Facebook reactions: Later Thursday evening, it was announced that the […]