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More than 7,000+ US residents now have a non-binary X as their gender marker on their identification, according to records obtained by USA Today. Currently, the states of Arkansas, Colorado, California, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Maine, New York City, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, as well as Washington DC have the option of an X gender marker on IDs. New Hampshire, Maryland, and Hawaii have passed […]

Approximately 550 Methodists from all over Alabama came together to sign a letter apologizing to the LGBT community and condemning the national church’s position against marriage equality and gay deacons. “For every time that someone in the church has hurt you because of who you are or who you love, we are deeply sorry; we […]

August 8, 2019

Story by Chuck Tackett “If you’ve been the lead singer if you’ve been Gladys Knight for 400 years, it is really difficult to be counted as just a Pip. For White people here in America, that’s the great fear, we hence will all be Pips.” Leonard Pitts Author The 1st time I heard of Daryle […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett DISCO SUCKS? MY FEET WILL KEEP DANCING REGARDLESS. “Looking sharp huh? Any sharper, you’d be a nigger or spic.” Saturday Night Fever 1977 Movie Dialogue With all the mayhem and foolishness coming to light these days, I completely spaced out this event that happened 40 years ago last month. A huge […]

Story by Chuck Tackett “If you can convince the lowest White man that he’s better than the highest Colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” President Lyndon B. Johnson Democrat The first time I heard this idiom “the […]

David Bowie has been immortalized in the form of a Barbie. Mattel unveiled an official limited edition Barbie inspired by the late star’s genderfluid Ziggy Stardust persona. Barbie has gone through a drastic makeover for the look, adopting Bowie’s red hair, iconic metallic spacesuit, and cherry-red platform boots. David Bowie Barbie pays tribute to ‘pop […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Some of my young LGBTQ+ readerships may not realize, but several years before the #OscarSoWhite coalition, there were complaints about the lack of diversity in roles that could easily be played by a person of color. Various actors complained that they were being discriminated against, because they are White. I even […]

July 14, 2019

A Detroit man is charged with shooting two men because they were gay, according to prosecutors. Demetris Nelson, 26, is accused of attempting to rob and then shooting Brian Anderson, 31, and Malcolm Drake, 26, on July 6th. Anderson died of his wounds while Drake was critically wounded.Nelson used the Grindr app to target, contact […]

Story by Chuck Tackett THE UNHOLY TRINITY OF THE USA It is on the eve of July 4th that I am writing this article. Since the 1990s, I stopped celebrating our country’s Independence Day. Don’t get it twisted. I am not a Jehovah Witness who doesn’t celebrate holidays and birthdays. It is usually the tradition […]

Story by Chuck Tackett TYLER PERRY’S GETTING HIM SOME BUSINESS My nephew Joe is a man in his early 40’s. When he was about a year and a half old toddler, he was out and about with his Uncle Chuck doing errands. We were at the store. I was at the pharmacy getting a prescription […]


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