Cliff Huxtable and Martin Bond Over Denise’s Vagina.

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On Magical Black Homophobia.

Stories like this are part of a pattern.

There’s a telling line that pops up in trend stories — those oft-mocked pieces you see in the New York Times Style section about how there’s a groundswell of well-heeled Upper East Siders taking their pets to doggie yoga or something — that let’s you [...]

Navigating The Affection Gap.

Last week, the Kinsey Institute released the results of a study that surveyed 1,009 heterosexual couples on their attitudes toward physical affection and sex. The “shocking” pull-quote making media rounds has to do with men in long-term relationships valuing physical affection (i.e. kissing and cuddling) more than women in long-term relationships, who [...]

Pathologizing the Bigotry of Black Folks.

When CNN’s Don Lemon came out earlier this week, his expression of his fears about being black and gay got a lot of attention.

Even beyond whatever effect his revelation might have on his television career, Mr. Lemon said he recognized this step carried special risk for him as a black man.

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No Look Pass.

I’m looking forward to seeing this documentary.

J+C.

Jasika Nicole, the actress best-known for playing Astrid on Fringe, is also a very talented artist. She recently tumbld (tumblrd?) this moving, personal piece about identity and the long, harrowing road to self-acceptance, which she gave us permission to repost.

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(Major, major h/t to the homie Sean Campbell [...]

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OKCupid: White People Like This, Black People Like That.

Cross-posted at Campus Progress.

The online dating site OkCupid has released its latest OKTrends study of its users, this time focusing on what people of different racial groups like. By poring over the profiles of more than 500,000 users, they aggregated key words and phrases, then grouped them by the self-identified race of each [...]