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The Pride of Birmingham

 Special to the Times Photographs by Reginald Allen Central Alabama Pride Inc.’s PrideFest was held on June 10 at Sloss Furnace while the Pride Parade was...

Black and Gay in Birmingham

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times “Being gay in America is hard. Being black in America is hard. Imagine being both.” Carlton Bell posted those words to...

Growing Up Gay and Black: Patronized, Terrorized, Ostracized

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times What is it like to grow up black and gay? Carlton Bell, who grew up in Alabaster, said he used to...

Is the Gay Rights Movement similar to the Civil Rights Movement?

By Eboné Parks The Birmingham Times Can two different struggles during two different time periods have similarities? Some believe the gay rights and civil rights movements...

Birmingham shows love for victims in Orlando massacre

    By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times     Many people greeted each other with hugs. They held one another for extended periods and didn’t let go until they...

Area leaders respond to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando

  A gunman opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning, killing 49 people and wounding scores of others in the deadliest...

Orlando Fallout: Cried Out, Prayed Up And Ready To Fight

By Roxanne Jones ©2016, The Shadow League Doing Nothing, Saying Nothing is Not an Option Never had much time for crying. Never had patience for tears, mine...

13 Alabama Counties Have Stopped Issuing Marriage Licenses: Gay and Straight...

Asheville, N.C. (July 7, 2015) -  Thirteen counties across Alabama have stopped issuing marriage licenses in direct response to federal court rulings recognizing that...

Rapper Mykki Blanco Announces He’s HIV Positive

Over the weekend, rapper Mykki Blanco made the decision to share something quite personal with his fans. The Harlem born poet and performance artist...

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