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February 12, 2019
Writer George M. Johnson is not impressed with Esquire’s new cover story about what it means to gorw up as a white, middle class, Trump supporting teen.
Jussie Smollett thegrio.com
January 29, 2019
Writer George M. Johnson explains why the brutual attack on Jussie Smollett must be fully acknowledged as both homophobic AND racist.
LGBT thegrio.com
October 12, 2018
Writer George M. Johnson appreciates the intentions behind National Coming Out Day, but hopes that there will come a time when such a day is unnecessary.
national suicide prevention week thegrio.com
September 13, 2018
Our people have always been resilient and never one to shy away from issues like suicide once it is recognized as a threat to our culture and well-being.
AIDS HIV thegrio.com
September 7, 2018
The United States Conference on AIDS began its annual conference on Thursday in sunny Orlando Florida.
Jamel Myles thegrio.com
August 30, 2018
The story of Jamel Myles is a moment that should have been met with compassion but was treated with skepticismof “how could a 9-year old child be gay?”
Michael Arceneaux thegrio.com
In his debut memoir, Michael Arceneaux explores his writing process, his obsession with Beyonce, and the ongoing battle with his Southern mother. 
God is Trans thegrio.com
July 17, 2018
The controversial exhibit “God is Trans” is shaking up the art world. Writer George Johnson reveiws the artwork and explains why.
POSE thegrio.com
June 4, 2018
Last night, FX debuted its newest show from creator Ryan Murphy, POSE—highlighting the more than 100-year-old ballroom scene in New York City.
Darnell Moore thegrio.com
May 25, 2018
Award-winning writer and Black Lives Matter activist, Darnell Moore, knows a thing or two about the true meaning of survival.
pop francis thegrio.com
May 21, 2018
This week, Pope Francis made international headlines potentially stating the most progressive views towards homosexuality in the history of the Catholic Church.
Anthony Wall thegrio.com
May 16, 2018
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.
Rihanna Drake thegrio.com
May 9, 2018
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.
pansexual thegrio.com
April 27, 2018
What in the world is a pansexual and what do I need to know about this identity?
Joy Reid
April 26, 2018
The relationship between Black queer men and Black women is complex, beautiful, and ugly at the same time. Joy-Ann Reid’s […]
April 23, 2018
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.
gay in the military thegrio.com
April 16, 2018
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.
Tyrese, Dwayne Johnson, bow wow thegrio.com
April 4, 2018
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.
gay adoption thegrio.com
February 28, 2018
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.
Dee Rees Lena Waithe Tarell Alvin McCraney
February 21, 2018
Writer George M. Johnson says we must not forget the real lives of LGBTQ people of color, who continue to face violence.