Jason Collins: The First Openly Gay, Male Athlete

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Watch Jason Collins’ interview with Oprah discussing the struggle of being gay as well as African American, above.   “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m gay.” – Jason Collins, Sports Illustrated  A few months ago NBA player, Jason Collins became the first openly gay male athlete that is still active in an American team sport. His revelation …

One Million: A Call for Solidarity

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An article from Huffington Post was published this past Friday titled Report Reveals that One Million African-Americans Identify as LGBT. The article contains data from a study that was conducted by UCLA Williams Institute Scholars Gary J. Gates and Angeliki Kastanis, and highlights LGBT Identified Afrikan Americans that many people are unaware of. The report states, “Afrikan-American same-sex couples have …

The Significance of BlaQue Power

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What is BlaQue Power? BlaQue stands for “Black & Queer” and is a student organization dedicated to the Afrikan American LGBTQI people on campus. BlaQue Power was created to empower Black LGBTQI people and establish our presence in the UCLA setting. The purpose of this section is to bridge cisgender within the Afrikan American community with the Afrikan American LGBTQ …