George M. Johnson

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In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, here is a personal story from writer George Johnson about saving one friend and losing another.
The United States Conference on AIDS began its annual conference on Thursday in sunny Orlando Florida.
Unfortunately, a moment that should have been met with compassion was treated with skepticism, antagonism, and the questioning of “how could a 9-year old child determine his/her/their sexuality at such a young age?”

In his debut memoir, “I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé,” Michael Arceneaux explores his writing process, his clear and present obsession with Beyonce, and the ongoing battle with telling his business. 
The controversial exhibit "God is Trans" is shaking up the art world. Writer George Johnson reveiws the artwork and explains why.
Last night, FX debuted its newest show POSE—highlighting the more than 100-year-old ballroom scene in NYC.

Award-winning writer and Black Lives Matter activist, Darnell Moore, knows a thing or two about the true meaning of survival.
 This week, Pope Francis made international headlines potentially stating the most progressive views towards homosexuality in the history of the Catholic Church. The Pope’s message to a young man named Juan Carlos Cruz—a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse...
The Black community has an inability to address LGBTQ murders with as much fervor and anger as those who are heterosexual's experiencing police violence.

With Drake's unfollow of Rihanna on Instagram being the talk of social media, writer George M. Johnson explains why nobody should be surprised that this on-again, off-again "thing" between the Scorpio and Pisces ended with hurt feelings for Drake.
What in the world is a pansexual and what do I need to know about this identity?
The relationship between Black queer men and Black women is complex, beautiful, and ugly at the same time.Joy-Ann Reid’s most recent dealings around a homophobic past, with newer alleged blog posts about a homophobic present, detail just how complicated...
A look at why Obama seems to take up for law enforcement and now White students pushing or gun control while Black and brown bodies continue to be killed by police.
A conversation with two service members, one active and one a vet, both transgender about Trump's proposed ban on transgender members of the military.
Several Black male celebrities have begun to publicly share their truth about suffering from depression, suicide ideations, and their complete breakdowns, potentially starting a shift against the stigma surrounding this "taboo" topic amongst our people.
The state of Georgia passed a measure that gives adoption agencies the right NOT to work with LGBTQ couples. The bill sponsored by Republicans passed the Georgia State House in a vote of 35-19.
Writer George M. Johnson says we must not forget the real lives of LGBTQ people of color, who continue to face violence.
Writer George M. Johnson says omitting Kehinde Wiley's sexuality is a historical occurrence that needs to end.
Truth is I’m tired. After hundreds of articles, Facebook posts, Twitter threads and protests, here we are in 2018 STILL discussing homophobia in hip-hop, and for that matter, the Black community at large. It has been said in every...
This year female rappers proved that in a “man’s world" the women still keep the tempo.