In the traditions of Gladys Knight, Bettye Wright, and Patti Labelle, Avery*Sunshine feels like family. At least she does for those lucky enough to have experienced the soulful realness coating her 2010 independent debut, Avery*Sunshine

Currently experiencing a “New Renaissance," Harlem has been a historic New York City landmark for over 100 years. This fabled uptown enclave remains one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods, boasting an especially vibrant mix of cultural institutions, shops and historic spots.

Photographer James Hicks captures classic images of some of the most popular drag performers in this highly anticipated new pictorial book, Drag Dolls, Dames & Divas.

Lately it’s become en vogue to talk about the disproportionate disparities that Black gay men face daily, but rarely are there coordinated efforts designed to alleviate them. The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI) seeks to change the status quo surrounding the various issues that disproportionately affect young Black gay.

The enduring success of Incognito has been one of the great stories to emerge from the UK music scene over the past three decades.
Giovanni's Room, the oldest gay and lesbian bookstore in the country, is set to close on May 17th.  Founded in 1973, Giovanni’s Room is named for the 1956 James Baldwin novel about a young man in postwar Paris struggling with his sexual identity.

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