homophobia

What It's Like To Be a Black Gay Pastor Who Came Out on National Television

Rich Juzwiak · 10/08/15 09:15AM

“I stand here, I am Reverend—ordained, yes Lord—Reverend Derek Anthony Terry, and I am a black gay man who ministers,” is how Rev. Derek Terry came out to many of his relatives, friends, and members of his congregation earlier this year. It’s also how he told the world when his coming-out sermon aired last weekend on OWN’s self-help series Iyanla Fix My Life, as the climax of Rev. Terry’s three-episode arc.

Ugandan Man Openly Admits To "Serious Raping" of Lesbians

Rich Juzwiak · 05/15/15 01:31PM

In tonight’s episode of Vice (in a segment titled A Prayer for Uganda), Isobel Yeung travels to Uganda to investigate life in the wake of last year’s Jail the Gays bill. Though it was eventually overturned, anti-gay sentiment thrives and there’s a new similar law on the docket. The preview above is a taste of how bad things are—a man in Kampala tells Yeung that he wouldn’t hesitate to kill another man he knew to be gay. As for women: “If we find a woman with a woman, we pull out one and do it to her. We have sex with her. We cannot allow a woman to have sex with a fellow woman.”

Watch a Black Gay Dance Team Prance Past Jeering Bigots in Alabama

Rich Juzwiak · 04/23/15 11:10AM

Last night, Oxygen debuted The Prancing Elites Project, a reality show about an “all male black gay dance team from Mobile, Alabama.” While the Prancing Elites have found viral success via their j-setting routines (“It’s like a cheerleading and voguing combined in one with a lot of pelvic thrusting,” explains Elite Adrian on their dance style), back at home they face open bigotry of the “You’re going to hell and I’m going to say that right to your face” variety.