This movie will shake homes and save lives! (Blackbird – A Black Coming of Age)

If you watched this trailer and did not shake, if you watched this trailer and did not tremble, if you watched this trailer and did not feel confliction, admiration or love, then I suggest you watch it again.  I am not sure if my mind has even finished digesting the power that was in this short clip. Black people talking about black people. No, black people talking about black gays. Wait, an all black cast in the south making a movie about a black gay boy learning about his sexuality.

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Introducing Rocco Distefano!

The Pride Network is proud to partner with Rocco Distefano who will be providing a Spirituality and Health column. Rocco is a World Leader in the instruction of Higher Consciousness Learning, Meditation and Self love and the founder of the online community, YourLifeIsAwesome.com

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Black Gay Veteran publishes Iraq War memoir, ‘Closets, Combat and Coming Out’

Rob Smith has been a volunteer with The Pride Network for several years now. He shares his coming out stories with young people and encourages them to be true to themselves.

In his book, Rob is a young African-American man coming to terms with his sexuality amid the backdrop of the hyper-masculine, homophobic U.S. Army.



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Remembering ACT-UP Co-Founder Carl Goodman

Carl Goodman, one of the original ACT-UP co-founders committed suicide in Rhode Island this past week. Goodman was a pioneer in our movement and will be deeply missed. Michael Petrelis, another original ACT-UP co-founder, talks about losing his good friend and fellow activist:

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