Mariah Cooper

Empire' Makes History with First Gay, Black Wedding on Primetime TV

"Empire" made history on Wednesday, April 24 by featuring the first wedding between two gay, black men on primetime television. Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Kai (Toby Onwumere) said their "I dos" for a groundbreaking scene in the episode titled [...]

Converse Releases Trans-Themed Sneakers for Pride Line

Converse has released sneakers with the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag as part of its Pride line. This is the first time Converse has introduced a transgender-specific sneaker. Other shoes in the line include rainbow Pride colors. There is [...]

Jussie Smollett's Attorney Says Actor Won't 'Be Intimidated' to Repay Chicago $130,000

Jussie Smollett's defense attorney Mark Geragos has slammed the city of Chicago's pending civil suit against the "Empire" star demanding he repays the city $130,000 — the cost of the police investigation into the incident he reported as an alleged [...]

HRC kicks off 'Equality Act' campaign with Sally Field and her son Sam Greisman

Human Rights Campaign launched its new campaign "Americans for the Equality Act," a video series which features celebrities who support the Equality Act, on Monday. The proposed bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and prohibit [...]

Brothers Involved in Jussie Smollett Case Issue Apology

  The two men who allegedly helped "Empire" star Jussie Smollett stage a fake homophobic and racist attack say that they have "tremendous regret" for how the incident has affected minority communities and victims of hate crimes. Olabinjo and [...]

Christian Group Condemns Parents Magazine for featuring Gay Dads

Parents magazine featured fitness trainer Shaun T., his husband Scott Blokker and their one-year-old twins on the cover of its February issue. This is the first time a same-sex couple has been included on the cover since it was first [...]

The Trevor Project Sends Gay Bunny Books to Karen Pence's Anti-LGBT School

The Trevor Project welcomed Karen Pence to her new position as art teacher at the Immaculate Christian School by donating 100 copies of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo." The book is a spoof of [...]

Angela Ponce becomes first transgender contestant in Miss Universe

Angela Ponce made history as the first transgender contestant to compete in Miss Universe during the 2019 competition. Ponce, 27, represented Spain in the Miss Universe competition, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand and aired live on Sunday. The [...]

Don Lemon Blasts Kanye West's Oval Office Visit as a 'Minstrel Show'

Don Lemon slammed Kanye West's visit to the Oval Office on Thursday in multiple segments on CNN. West donned a "Make America Great Again" hat during his visit with President Donald Trump where the rapper touched on a number of topics including crime [...]

Tab Hunter Dies at 86

Tab Hunter, the 1950s' teen heartthrob who would later become a prominent figure in the gay community, died Sunday night. He was 86. Allan Glaser, his partner for more than three decades, told the Hollywood Reporter that Hunter passed away [...]

Temporary Pulse Memorial Opens to Public in Orlando

The onePULSE Foundation unveiled its interim memorial on Tuesday for the 49 people killed at Pulse nightclub in 2016. The memorial features panels that honor each victim, a collage of photos showing the numerous vigils held after the massacre and [...]

Syracuse University Suspends Frat for 'Racist, Anti-Semitic, Homophobic' Video

Syracuse University has suspended its chapter of engineering fraternity Theta Tau after a controversial video emerged showing fraternity members mocking gay, black, Jewish and Hispanic people. The Daily Orange, an independent student newspaper ran [...]