Kobe Bryant Tells ‘Em: Delete ‘Your Gay’ From Vocabulary

Kobe Bryant takes an opportunity to spread an anti-hate message, showing he’s learned a little something after using hate speech against a ref in 2011.

60 Reasons to be Proud in 2012

Coming out in Hollywood in 2012 became a casual affair. Gone were the days of the “I’m Gay” cover photo.

First Time’s a Charm: Celebrities Share First Love Stories

Celebrities dish about their first loves.

Jay Smooth on Frank Ocean and Independence

Jay Smooth explains how the week of Independence Day was a good week for many types of freedom.

The Gay Black Men Fallacy

Kaleb Blake says the myth of all “good Black men” being gay is toxic and assumes masculinity can only be expressed via hetero-normative metrics.

Frank Ocean: Coming Out Differently

HeatherN muses on the very different way in which Hip-Hop star Frank Ocean came out, and wonders how this coming out reflects homophobia in the hip-hop industry.

Music: Brutha Gimel’s Spin City for June 12, 2012 [musical recommendations from @bruthagimel]

The wordsmith and turntablist presents musical recommendations every Tuesday afternoon (pretty much).

Music: Brutha Gimel’s Spin City for April 17, 2012 [musical recommendations from @bruthagimel]

The wordsmith and turntablist presents musical recommendations every Tuesday afternoon (pretty much).

#musicmonday: coat dwarf [free mp3 downloads]

This is where some witty rejoinder would go. Like you need that to want free music. Pshaw!

#musicmonday: don’t worry, be happy [free MP3 downloads]

Like a musical massage, free for your downloads folder every freaking week.

#musicmonday: late nights & early mornings [free MP3 downloads]

When a dope musical flow is a must, you’ve got to go with a name you can quickly trust …

#musicmonday: a distinction without a difference [free MP3 downloads]

Time to pump up the jam, whether your vibe is banging beats or strumming guitars …

#musicmonday: what the &$%! is brunch? [free mp3 downloads]

What could be better than another big batch of absolutely free music? Okay, raining C-notes would be nice, but still …

#musicmonday: a cheery road to a mayan apocalypse [free MP3 downloads]

The first Monday of the year and it’s time to get a whole lot of excellent free new music. Happy New Year!

#musicmonday: me and my people building [free MP3 downloads]

There’s so many whiplashes in this mix of free downloaded music that everybody should find something they’ll love.

#musicmonday: happy birthday michael jackson [free mp3 downloads]

Alt-rock, hip hop, neo-soul and rock and roll, from Chubb Rock to Red Hot (Chili Peppers), free MP3 downloads for everybody.