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Adam Rippon's single status shouldn't be the focus of this historic LGBT sports star

Just a few days ago, Adam himself may have started asking people to focus on other things. 

Adam Rippon was the first out gay male figure skater to participate in the Winter Olympics, but it seems the public isn’t as focused on that triumph as they are about his relationship status, publicly asking him out on dates during interviews and through Twitter feeds.  

Billy Graham’s ministry of LGBTQ intolerance 

And the LGBTQ community will not be silent in this moment of public mourning.

The  Reverend William (Billy) Franklin  Graham Jr.(1918- 2018) has died at the age of 99. Too often, hagiographies are painted when people die, especially of ministers. The televangelist, however, is not deserving of such high praises. 

Honoring Mildred Loving this Valentine’s Day

She was in both interracial and same-sex marriages in this country.

For Black History Month on Valentine’s Day 2018, I’m showing my love for Mildred Loving (1942-2008).

She’s often overlooked in the pantheon of African American trailblazers celebrated in February.

Pimping King at the Super Bowl

Super Bowl ad preyed on racial and ethnic stereotypes in its attempt to expand the brand to a multicultural consumer base.

With 2018 being the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, commemorations honoring the man will be taking place across the country.

Revisiting Frederick Douglass

Reading Frederick Douglass causes us to think in new ways about our nation’s history.

Frederick Douglas is dead. This February during  Black History Month Americans across the country will commemorate the bicentennial of his birthday. Last year this time, however, President Donald J. Trump didn’t appear to know this fact.