Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed did his first national interview discussing his decision to change his stance on Gay Marriage today on MSNBC.
[READ: Atlanta Ranks Amongst Top 10 on U.S. Gayest Cities List… ]
Reed made an announcement earlier this week, stating he went through considerable personal reflection on the issue and changed his mind after discussions with Atlanta’s lesbian and gay communities, as well as his own father and chief of staff.
“This seems to me to be a natural place to be,” Reed said.
“Candidly, I didn’t feel any pressure. … If I wanted to play politics, I would have done it when I was in third place in the mayoral election [in 2009] and in front of the gay and lesbian community saying I was not supportive of marriage equality. … As a result of that, I suffered great political harm.”
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Try as you might but there’s apparently no explaining the gay away.
Men in wigs and pumps are an overly extreme example of gay males and the same being said for women rocking male attire.
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A recent scientific study has been completed that actually re-inforces the notion that homosexuality is a trait that some just so happen to be born with.
According to the report, the source may actually lie in epigenetics, or how the expression of genes is controlled by “temporary switches” known as epi-marks.
[READ: SHOCKER! Atlanta Ranks Amongst Top 10th on 2012 Gayest Cities List… ]
Sex-specific ‘epi-marks’ are usually ‘erased’ from generation to generation, but when they don’t disappear, they can result in homosexuality.
Researchers have long believed that sexual orientation had some hereditary component and now they may actually have the proof to back up their theories.
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Remember Antoine Dodson
? He became an internet sensation after his “Hide Ya Kids, Hide Ya Wife” statement during a news report
Antoine’s internet celebrity rose and fell a few years ago. With it’s climax being his appearances on several red carpets and his lowest point being posing for several mugshots.
[WATCH: Antoine Dodson’s Skripper Moves – VIDEO]
Antoine even tried to break ito singing, but now he’s back doing what he does best, viral videos. The YouTube sensation recently released a video speaking on that whole Chick Fil-A gay marriage scandal.
The openly gay male hilariously expresses his opinion about people wanting to boycott the chain, stating that he’s just not gonna do it! So run and tell that…
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After prophetess Juanita Bynum
went through a public and very tumultuous divorce, she once referred to herself as the face of domestic violence
The woman of the word has since moved on from her relationship with Thomas Weeks, and now she credits having “purpose and destiny” for filling a longtime void from other negative periods of her life.
I’m not embarrassed about my conversions, and that’s why I’m not insecure about being around people who have issues and struggles.
Remember when I asked the question of who would be next after Frank Ocean came out? Well apparently Bynum’s on the list now that she’s openly admits that she’s been involved with woman.
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, the author behind the explosive book Hiding in Hip Hop, Mogul and Visible Lives, sent over an open letter to Frank Ocean
[READ: Gay Rapper “Tell All” Is No Surprise to Hip-Hop Heads… ]
As you know, Ocean recently published his own open letter, becoming the first hip-hop artist to openly discuss his relationship with another man.
Ocean’s decision to do so could push musical boundaries, however it’s clear that his words may also heal heal a lot of wounds. With that being said, read the poignant words of author Terrance Dean, who knows first hand that there are even more artists out there “Hiding in Hip Hop.”
An open letter to Mr. Christopher Breaux, “Frank Ocean”:
Over the course of the past few days I read on the blogs, and saw a few tweets chattering about an R&B artist coming out. Your name surfaced, along with an interview you did overseas, and then you wrote on Tumblr about a relationship you had four years ago with a young man. You shared how it changed your life, and how that young man was your first love.
Initially, when I first heard the news about an R&B artist coming out I wasn’t moved. I actually thought it was a hoax created by someone. As we all know how well internet gossip fuels outings, pre-mature deaths, and other lies about celebrities. So, I dismissed it. I was waiting for you, or your publicist, to issue their pre-made ready-to-go written statement For Artists Who Are Considered Gay When The Rainbow Is Not Enuff: “I am not gay. I did not come out. I am a heterosexual man, and I love women.” However, that didn’t happen. Continue Reading…
has made what many feel is a shocking revelation… he has publicly confirmed suspicions that he has sexual feelings for men.
Questions about the 24 year old singer’s sexuality surfaced when lyrics on his forthcoming album Channel Orange revealed that he could possibly be bisexual. After receiving an advance copy of the release, a UK blogger noted that Ocean made references to a “he” instead of a “she” on a couple of ballads, prompting the rumor mill to swirl.
The singer released a letter last night via twitter that he reportedly wrote back in December 2011, prefaced by the following statement:
BasedGod was right – we’re all a bunch of golden million dollar babies. my hope is that the babies born these days will inherit less of the bullshit than we did. anyhow, what i’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read.
it was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits, but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify..
The typewritten letter, which reveals Ocean’s thoughts and feelings about his sexuality and was released early in light of the rumors.
While I feel that it’s clearly a non-muthflockin’ factor if Ocean is gay or straight, he is certainly entitled to speak his peace, especially if he feels “outed.”
Read Frank Ocean’s heartfelt letter below, detailing his first love at 19 (who happened to be a “he”)… Continue Reading…