If you are a gay or lesbian of color and are proud to be in your skin, please take the time to read this article below. Otherwise, we understand that you may not even care enough about yourself to make a difference in your life and the lives of your friends of LGBT people of color like you.
We ran into this article from Discreet City and appreciated its message so much that we had to share on our website. Discreet City’s Nick Delmacy wrote a detailed essay recently identifying the reasons and solutions of the lack of financial support within the Black and Latino LGBT communities.
With the growing representation in media and entertainment created by everyday individuals among LGBT people of color including The G-List Society, Discreet City, 3LWTV, Rod 2,0, ADTV, No Shade, Drama Queenz among many others, how supportive financially, and even in viewership, are you and your peers when it comes to media and entertainment highlighting LGBT people of color in comparison to mainstream LGBT and mainstream entertainment and media at-large? Be honest. Your truth is neither good or bad, but it an opportunity for solutions.
Provided below are the quotes that intrigued us to keep reading, and we hope you do the same.
Money. It’s the driving force to everything. Having money can give individuals and organizations a great deal of power and freedom. When you consider the idea of pooling of money from multiple people in a community, this power and freedom is doubled tenfold. What if the black gay community employed this tactic?
The G-List Society is very excited about the upcoming music releases by our LGBT music artists, but I make nooooooooooo secret that I go hard for R&B/pop singer Damien Crawford. His 2012 album The Reign was on heavy rotation here, and the people who have yet to hear the record are simply unfortunate…but I will find a way to remedy that.
After noticing the support that he gets here at The G-List Society, Crawford reached out to me personally to apprise me that a new album is on the horizon for 2013. Apparently, he did not lie. Today the “Down 4 U” crooner” hit all of us supporting media via Twitter to let us know that his new single will drop in a matters of days.
Check out the announcement of the single and its surprisingly hot guest feature and release date below.
In the spirit of honoring one another in the Black LGBT community, Chicago rapper Scandocious JR has created the Black Gay Music Awards. This new celebration highlights the achievements among LGBT people in music and personalities who support their musical movements.
Interestingly, JR is nominated in many of the categories listed below as well as a slew of his well-known enemies past and present including LastO and Bry’Nt. The G-List Society’s own Waddie G. is nominated in the Best LGBT Personality category, so we hope that he takes home the win.
There is also a fan’s choice category where you can support your favorite Black LGBT music artist. We are submit our own vote. We hope you do so too.
2012 was a WONDERFUL year. It was such a good year to me that I am “smiling from ear to ear” as I am typing this post. Thanks to social media outlets like Facebook, I can track my memories and share with my friends, my family and The G-List Society supporters and later look back to these “online albums” and bask in the glorious memories that shaped my life.
Though I boast hundreds of photos of myself, celebrities, WTF candid shots and sayings I value on my Facebook page, only a select handful make the coveted profile file that even people beyond my network can see. These photos capture the proudest, happiest and most emotional moments of 2012, and I would like to share these following photos with you as I stroll down memory lane describing the best and most memorable moments of 2012.
When noticing that more than 37,000 people read BLACK GAYS ROCK!!! 50 Most Impressionable, Influential & Inspirational Black LGBT Personalities Of 2012 (Pt. 1) that debuted on Friday, The G-List Society could not be any happier than to unveil the top 20 people of 2012. Again, there will be a couple of surprises that are on this list as well as not making the entire top 50. The top two slots would not have been your guess on this list or picks until you read and understand why. With that aside, let’s set egos aside and celebrate the people who really made huge impressions in 2012.
Drum roll please…
20. Wassup N ATL and founder/CEO Mario Harris (party promoter)
For the past decade, the Black gay/lesbian party scenes have seen so many great promoting groups’ come and go over disbanding associates, greed, retirement or lack of community interest to the point that people cannot keep up with what or who is new and current in the scene. Since 2002, Wassup N ATL has become a fixture in Atlanta’s social scene with weekly parties and pride events that revelers gather until capacity. Harris now travels the Wassup N ATL brand with “Invasion” events that extend to additional major cities including Washington DC, New York and Charlotte.
19. De’Borah (singer/TV star)
This beautifully gifted singer from Chicago stole the hearts of America this fall as the somewhat shy yet very personable talent who graced the hit TV singing competition “The Voice.” De’Borah instantly inspired many viewers on the first episode of the season as she revealed her lesbian identity. Her fans were also enamored with her religious family’s support. The media could not get enough of De’Borah, her talent, her fashion and her charisma up until the very episode where coach Christina Aguilera [wrongfully] eliminated her [in favor one of least impressionable contestants]. The future seems bright for this Chicago songbird who avows her love of karaoke and cites Ellen DeGeneres as her fashion inspiration.
Two years ago, Antoine Dodson instantly leaped into national stardom from a regular resident in Alabama into an internet sensation whose family tragedy of a home-breaking intrude became a viral laughing stock for all the right and wrong reasons. Regardless of his family’s horrific tragedy and public ridicule of his mannerisms, Dodson turned lemons into lemonade as he became a big star in Hollywood that only budding YouTube personalities can only dream about.
Throughout his fame, the world had the opportunity to only understand his flamboyant mannerisms, his long flowing hair, and, of course, his catchphrases. Lonnell Williams of 3LWTV traveled to Huntsville, Alabama, the very city that put Antoine on the map of fame and interviewed Dodson asking the internet star about who he is beyond the “hide your kids, hide your wife” catchphrases.
Who was Dodson before the fame? How has that family tragedy changed his family? What is Antoine doing to extend his fame? That, along his love for a certain pop music diva, gets address in the video below.
We always believe that the greatest things happen to good people, and Lonnell Williams of 3LWTV is one of our favorite people because of the wonderful work in media he does to highlight the best in the Black LGBT community. Because of 3LWTV’s longevity and Lonnell’s popularity as an interviewer within the Black LGBT community, many fans have affectionately nicknamed as the “Oprah Winfrey of the Black gays.” On social media, Williams has made no secret that he is a fan of the TV media queen.
On Twitter, Williams shares with his followers about watching several television programs that he views weekly on Oprah’s OWN network. Apparently, some of his postings on the quotes taken from OWN’s shows has caught Ms. Winfrey’s attention, and to Williams’ surprise, Winfrey has contacted the media personality herself through Facebook and Twitter. How exciting is that?
Check out some of the messages and conversations between Oprah and Lonnell below.
Get into another sexy episode of 3LWTV’s “Pillow Talk” series as host Lonnell Williams gets R&B/pop singer Marck Angel in bed. The twosome reflect over Marck’s musical influences and his groundbreaking hits including “Deep,” whose music video features the sexy rap star Bry’Nt.
The singer also gets deep into conversation with Williams about love, sex and relationships including some dating and cheating scenarios that Angel himself has encountered.
Right now, we feel like kicking Williams out of the bed and join the sexy Marck for our line of private questioning, but you can get into this awesome video right now.
We keep up with our friend Lonnell Williams at 3LWTV because he takes us to all the wonderful festivities around the world, and his excursions during the Memorial weekend were no different. 3LWTV hopscotched from Miami to Puerto Rico over the weekend to attend the celebration of Inferno Puerto Rico, the Memorial weekend getaway provided by CEO Will Williams who also hosts Inferno Dominican Republic during Labor Day weekend.
3LWTV host Lonnell interviewed Will Williams about some of the fascinating records that this excursion has broken. Inferno PR celebrates itself as hosting the single largest party in the country’s history. Also, it takes pride into being the first official LGBT event to take over public beaches. In other words, Inferno PR looks like a mainstay.
You really need no explanation from us to see why Inferno PR looks like a fantasy coming alive. The beautiful beaches, fun-filled events and beautiful people, along with the country’s rich culture makes an experience that we will enjoy in 2013. Press play below.
Did you catch the tea? There are additional Inferno destinations coming soon. Stay tuned for those details.
Check out the latest episode of 3LWTV where our favorite YouTube personality Lonnell Williams spends part of his Memorial weekend in the party central of the south, Miami, for Sizzle Miami 2012. Williams shots tons of photos from the weekend’s festivities where thousands of revelers partied everyday until the wee hours of the morning. We spotted some of our other favorite personalities including Damien Crawford, Kevin Simmons and Newnue.
Press play below to view the sizzling photo album.
We live for the travels of our friend and favorite YouTube personality Lonnell Williams. His latest episode of 3LWTV took him Tokyo where he showed us viewers a quick tour of the city’s fashion, customer service and luxurious accommodations. We wish we were there.
Lonnell also ran into singer/songwriter Laban King, pictured above. What an awesome coincidence.