Duck, Duck…Goose.

Last week, the star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty got into some trouble after remarks he made during an interview for GQ magazine became public. Phil Robertson, patriarch of said dynasty, made both racist and homophobic comments during the interview:

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Transgender reality TV star called homophobic slur by popular gossip site

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Mia Ryan made history when she became the first transgender reality television star to have a show on Oprah Winfrey’s network. Starring on the reality-TV series “Houston Beauty,” the hairstylist is one of a few students profiled on the show, who is close to graduating from cosmetology school. Mia’s appearance on the show has thrust her into the limelight, making her an immediate star.

But one popular gossip website used some pretty insensitive language when describing Mia and the show.

NBA star Jason Collins made history, but is his career history because of it?

Earlier this year, NBA free agent Jason Collins made history when he broke his silence by Collins was the first active player to ever declare his homosexuality in the Big Three U.S. sports leagues.

He was praised by teammates, officials in the league and the general population, but still remains unemployed. 

From The Nation:

But now just for being himself, after a career as the epitome of a “team player”, he has been labeled “a distraction” and finds himself on the outside looking in at the start of the NBA season. I attempted to reach out to Jason Collins and ask him about his status as a man without a team, but, as I heard from several people close to the veteran seven-footer, he is not talking. 

21-Year Old Transgender Woman Beaten to Death in Harlem

The savage beating and death of 21-year old transgender woman Islan Nettles is being investigated as a hate crime.

She’d been walking with friends on Saturday night in Harlem when a group of men began shouting homophobic slurs and attacked them.

Yesterday, she was declared brain dead due to the injuries she suffered, and subsequently taken off life support.

Some Black Clergy Reportedly Uncomfortable w/ LGBT Movement Sharing Mantle at March on Washington

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, more details have been emerging about who will be in attendance to commemorate the day Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech.”

Of course, such events, as large as they are, are not without some conflict and controversy.

According to the Washington Post, there are reports that some members of the black clergy are at odds about the large LGBT presence at this weekend’s celebration:

Jason Collins – NBA’s First Active, Openly Gay Player – May Get Signed

Openly gay, NBA free agent Jason Collins may have a new home after reports of the Detroit Pistons expressing interest in the journeyman have surfaced.

 

Collins made headlines in April after coming out as the first openly gay athlete in any of the four major U.S. sports leagues.

 

From USA Today:

 

Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars doesn’t comment on potential free agent targets until after they sign with the Pistons, but Dumars said last week that the Pistons do have a roster spot open and could be looking for a big man.

BET Says They Regret ‘Miscommunication’ w/ B. Scott

BET has released a statement regarding the controversy surrounding their treatment of blogger/media personality B. Scott.

According to Scott, BET forced him to completely alter his famously androgynous appearance, including the removal of makeup and high heeled shoes.

In the statement, BET says they regret the “miscommunications from both parties,” and unintentionally offending the LGBTQ community.

BET Refused to Let Blogger B. Scott Wear Heels at Awards Show

It’s not the BET Awards if something horrible didn’t pop off, right?

Well, blogger B. Scott, who hosted the BET Awards red carpet last night, confirmed that the network forced him to change his shoes:

 

[A]ccording to Scott, BET refused to allow him to wear heels on camera. Scott, who was initially excited for his first BET Awards hosting gig, was noticeably down when he appeared on camera for the pre-show. Afterwards, Scott took to Twitter to reveal that his sullen attitude was caused by BET forcing him to change his outfit.

Lauryn Hill Responds to Accusations that “Neurotic Society” Lyrics are Homophobic

A couple of weeks ago, writer Monica Miller called out Lauryn Hill for what she felt were homophobic lyrics in Hill’s latest song, “Neurotic Society.”

In a piece that appeared on BET.com, writer Monica Miller claimed that Hill’s use of terms like “girl men” and “drag queens” perpetuated injustice.

Well, Hill has responded to those claims in her latest post on Tumblr: