Issuing a strong condemnation of the practice of so-called “conversion therapy,” President Barack Obama has called for an end to the treatment, according to Politico. Although considered to be harmful by groups like the American Psychiatric Association, the “reparative” therapy is supposed to halt the desire for homosexuality or nontraditional gender identification and is usually offered […]


A new study released by Duke University has found that acceptance of homosexual members in Black protestant churches has recently surged.  The percentage of churches accepting of gay and lesbian members has risen from 44% in 2006 to 62% in 2012. 22% of Black churches reported being accepting of gays in volunteer leadership roles, up from 6.5% six years prior. […]

Who hasn’t heard the proverb  that the “eyes are the window to the soul”? Well, according to researchers at Cornell University, your eyes can actually reveal a surprising detail: your sexual orientation. SEE ALSO: Music’s Role In White Supremacist Gangs The study subjects involved 325 men and women, ranging from the ages of 20 to 35.  […]

I was introduced to AIDS, and subsequently, gay people at the age of 6, following the death of a relative. The words gay or homosexual weren’t the terms used to describe same-sex lovers, though. The word faggot was, which from its very utterance of the word in all its hate-filled tone, instilled a great fear […]