Amandla Stenberg Comes Out As Gay

Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg spoke candidly about their sexual orientation during an interview with Wonderland Magazine published on Monday, June 16 — and didn’t hold back.
“Yep, I’m gay,” the 19-year-old revealed to the publication before elaborating on what they love about it.

Rapper Dej Loaf Paying Marriage License Costs For Same Sex Couples in NYC

Just in time for Pride! Dej Loaf is making a “liberating” move this week. The rapper who’s currently promoting her single “Liberated” with singer Leon Bridges, announced Wednesday that she’s covering the cost of marriage licenses for same-sex couples Friday as part of Pride Month.

“Love wins when people get liberated,” said Dej.

In case you’re curious about Dej, she previously said on her track “Goals” that her preference is “people” and she previously dated Lil Durk.

Out R&B Singer Donates $50,000 To LGBTQ Centers Across The Country

R&B singer Kehlani continues to be a champion of the LGBTQ community, and thanks to her and her partnership with the online clothing boutique Fashion Nova, the “Honey” singer was able to donate $50,000 to LGBTQ centers across the country.

Janelle Monae Officially Comes Out

Singer Janelle Monáe came out in a new interview with Rolling Stone, published today. The singer’s sexuality has long been a source ofspeculation, especially regarding her relationship with actress Tessa Thompson. She told the magazine she has been in relationships with men and women, and identifies with aspects of pansexuality and bisexuality. “I’m open to learning more about who I am,” she said. Per Rolling Stone:

Singer Kehlani Comes Out

The 22-year-old singer made the announcement after years of public speculation and media reports labelling her as bisexual or a lesbian. 

The star, whose debut album SweetSexySavage went to number three in the US last year, has also featured on tracks with Stormzy, Calvin Harris, Eminem, Zayn, Hayley Kiyoko and Cardi B.

Lena Waithe Lands The Cover of Vanity Fair

Lena Waithe's star power is certainly on the rise with her recent Emmy win, her upcoming role in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One and her new show, The Chi -- but make no mistake, she was a force in the industry long before her newfound fame. 

"Here’s the irony of it all. I don’t need an Emmy to tell me to go to work," she declares in the April issue of Vanity Fair, in which she's also featured on the cover. "I’ve been writing, I’ve been developing, I’ve been putting pieces together and I’m bullets, you know what I’m saying?"

Lena Waithe Calls On LGBTQ People of Color In Hollywood To Be Role Models

Lena Waithe joined "The View" Wednesday to discuss how she's challenging the status quo of Hollywood by celebrating the LGBT community and providing an alternative narrative for her native city of Chicago.

In September, Waithe made history as the first African-American woman to win an Emmy award for comedy writing. In her acceptance speech, she made waves for highlighting her "LGBTQIA family."

Brazilian Politician and LGBTQ Activist Marielle Franco Killed in Rio

A black councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro who was popular for her advocacy about police brutality was shot dead Wednesday night in what appeared to be an assassination, local law enforcement said. Marielle Franco was killed in Rio while driving back from a black women's empowerment event. Police are opening an investigation into her death, and political outrage is already growing.

Short Film "Out Again" Tackles Coming Out To A Parent With Alzheimer's

Coming out can be tough. But for Cat, the deadpan heroine of Shatterbox Anthology's newest short film, Out Again, it's become a strange measure of her mother's progressing Alzheimer’s. During a surprise visit home to announce her marriage, Cat quickly realizes that her mom doesn't remember that she's gay. But after Cat and her wife, Liz, are spotted kissing in the garden, she has to come out again, this time to remind her mother of who she is and the people she loves. Add Liz's hope to get pregnant into the mix, and the newlyweds are in for quite the weekend in the suburbs.

Lena Waithe Hopes To Be 'Shining Light For All The Little Lesbians In Training

The actress and screenwriter was one of the honorees at this year's ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event, where Black excellence was on full display.