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Story by Chuck Tackett If you are a regular reader of my column, you know I am a huge fan of LGBT+ Kansas City’s podcast “Just My Opinion” with their hosts MT Baby and Spiritual Studd. I try my best to keep up with their monthly episodes. I even at times, put their episodes on […]

Story by Chuck Tackett LONGTIME LGBT+ ALLY JULIAN CASTRO RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT 2020 is not that far off. Various Democrats are emerging with formal announcements of their intent of vying to be the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee. My brother, John, and I have had several conversations on who we think might win the Democratic Primary. […]

Story by Chuck Tackett REP. BARBARA JORDAN: AN ELOQUENT THUNDER Before there was a Rep. “Auntie Maxine” Waters, before there was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, there was a presence in Congress back in the 1970s whose shoulders these two Congresswomen clearly stands on: Rep. Barbara Jordan. As a teenager and young adult in the early to […]

Fourteen law enforcement officers fired shots during the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub, but none struck anyone other than the gunman, the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, whose office reviews every time an officer fires a weapon on duty, said her office found the response to the June 12, […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett JACKIE SHANE: UNSUNG TRANSGENDER PIONEER “Tell her that I’m happy. Tell her that I’m Gay.” Jackie Shane 1950s-60’s singer “Any Other Way” 1962 song The following article is a perfect example of why I began my weekly Chuck’ss Chat features 23 years ago. I realized I was not very learned when […]

Hometown girl and recording artist Janelle Monáe has dedicated her Grammy nominations to her ‘trans brothers and sisters.’ Monáe, who came out as pansexual last year, received two nominations from the Recording Academy. The first is for Best Music Video for her single Pynk. The second is a nomination for Album of the Year for […]

Michael B. Jordan is a force to be reckoned with. In November, the 32-year-old Black Panther star helped execs at Warner Brothers write their new inclusion policy for 2019. “I helped Warner Brothers write their inclusion policy for the studio,” he told The View. “It’s pretty much the first step to open up the doors […]

Kansas employers would not be allowed to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers under a proposal offered on Monday by the state’s first two openly LGBT lawmakers. Legislation from Rep. Brandon Woodard, D-Lenexa, and Rep. Susan Ruiz, D-Shawnee, would add sexual orientation and gender identity as a protected class in state law — […]

Story by: Chick Tackett “White America must see that no other ethnic group has been a slave on American soil. This is one thing that other immigrant groups haven’t had to face. The other thing is that the color became a stigma. American society made the Negroes’ color a stigma. America freed the slaves in1862 […]

The other day I was binge-watching the British TV show on Netflix called, “Bodyguard,” which stars Scottish actor Richard Madden. I was told that Madden is best known for his role as Rob Stark in “Game of Thrones.” I don’t watch “Game of Thrones,” so I had never heard of him. While watching this excellent […]


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