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Black Church

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 MLK Day about need for LGBTQ justice in the Black Church

King's teachings taught me how religion plays a profound role in the work of justice. A religion that looks at reality from an involved committed stance in light of a faith that does justice sees the face of the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the dispossessed -- and that also includes its LGBTQ people.

COMMENTARY: In "Hot-lanta" you stay "in the closet" as CNN’s Don Lemon did

With the "No Hope Baptist Church of God and Christ" and the "Apostolic Church of Hell" standing front and center in our black communities espousing religion-based bigotry as the word of God, these places of worship are the reasons why Lemon -- and we as an African-American community -- can’t tell the truth about our sexuality.

COMMENTARY: St. Patrick's Day parades are anti-gay, just like the black church

Irish and African-American LGBTQ communities share a lot in common when it comes to being excluded from iconic institutions in their communities. For LGBTQ African-Americans, it's the black church, and for LGBTQ Irish, it's the St. Patrick's Day Parade.