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COMMENTARY: Jason Collins, the great black hope

In a sports world that has become overwhelming shaped by African-American male players and masculinity, Jason Collins's coming out celebration has everything to do with timing, gender, race and many more straight brothers embracing their gay brethren.

COMMENTARY: The Boy Scouts, another closed door for black GBTQ youth

If both the Black Church and Boy Scouts' goals are to continue to nurture the talents and gifts of all its young males, then they must ask themselves to what degree does their stance on homophobia hinders their goal?

COMMENTARY: Reflecting on GLAD’s diversity work

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the Rev. Irene Monroe have a long history, and she explains how it went from contentious to connected.