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Before Pride Week, Charleston Black Pride branches off from organization

Regina Duggins (Founder), Ron Rico Judon (VP), Latisha Bradley (Secretary), Jermaine Beigen (Community Outreach) Queen Symone O’Bishop, Queen Crystal Guysir and Emperor Beau O’Bishop. Provided/Charleston Black Pride Shante Savage attended the 2017 Charleston Pride Parade. A new group called Charleston Black Pride has since branched off from the Charleston Pride…

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The Man With the $13 Billion Checkbook – Darren Walker, a gay black man from Texas in a realm created by old-money elites, is the connector of connectors.

Darren Walker, a gay black man from Texas in a realm created by old-money elites, is the connector of connectors. In a new Gilded Age, he believes that wealth can be made to do more good.

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Why we owe Pride to black transgender women who threw bricks at cops

Black transgender women are murdered at alarming rates. They have a bleak life expectancy between 35 and 37 years old, according to Julian K. Glover, an African American Studies doctoral student at Northwestern University  and receive an average annual income of $10,000 — well below the poverty line. According to the Human Rights Campaign at the time of…

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ TELLS GILEAD CEO THAT ‘PEOPLE ARE DYING’ BECAUSE HIS COMPANY CHARGES NEARLY $2,000 FOR HIV DRUG THAT SELLS FOR $8 IN AUSTRALIA

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day on Thursday during a congressional hearing, pointing out that his pharmaceutical company charges nearly $2,000 to U.S. customers for Truvada, a drug designed to reduce the risk of HIV, while a generic version of the same drug only costs $8 in Australia.…

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Following Nigel Shelby’s Death, We Must Address the Critical Need to Support Black LGBTQ Youth

Trigger warning: This post contains mention of suicide. The tragic loss of of gay Alabama teen Nigel Shelby, who experienced anti-LGBTQ bullying at school, has shaken LGBTQ and allied communities across the country. Nigel, 15, is remembered by his mother, Camika Shelby, as “outgoing” and “always full of joy, full…