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Whitney Houston comes out posthumously again

Whitney Houston comes out posthumously again.

Now in a moving memoir, “A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston,” by Robyn Crawford depicts their friendship and love story.

Seven years after Whitney's death, Robyn Crawford says, "I'd come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent.”

When whiteness is mirrored back at itself

When whiteness is mirrored back at itself.

Sometimes the best way to look at oneself is through a play. Joshua Harmon’s timely and satirical drama “Admissions” is one such production, and it’s now appearing here in Boston.

Let’s honor those who have served with Pride

Let’s honor those who have served with Pride.

Dear Pride Family,

In many ways, veterans were in part responsible for building our strongest LGBTQ communities across the country.

Halloween unmasks our troubled history with race

Halloween unmasks our troubled history with race.

Halloween is one of America’s favorite yearly activities. Unfortunately, Halloween can be America’s scariest, too - especially for those of us seen as costumes you wear rather than the human beings that we are. Asian Americans, Native Americans, blacks, and Muslim women in burqas, hijabs, and Muslim men in turbans with beards are frequent targets of race-themed costumes.

Why black folks are the most forgiving 

Why black folks are the most forgiving.

Black Christians give away forgiveness like it’s confetti, and white Trump evangelicals give it away sparingly, if at all. As an African American, the act of forgiveness appears to be our immediate go-to place in the face of unimaginable racial honor done to us. 

I'm gay!

I'm gay!

His brutal murder in 1998 shook our community to our core. As we mourned and raged, we organized to ensure that his story was told in the national media and we worked to pass hate crime legislation.

Remembering the LGBT victims and heroes of 9/11

Today marks the seventeenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Eighteen years ago America changed forever as terrorists commandeered four commercial airliners and purposefully flew them into the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon. The fourth jet was headed to Washington D.C.but crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after the passengers were able to overtake the hijackers. 2,996 people were killed that day, many LGBT people among them.