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American poet, novelist, and playwright Paul Laurence Dunbar, born June 27, 1872, was one of the first African-American writers to establish an international reputation. He wrote the lyrics for the musical comedy In Dahomey (1903), the first all-African-American musical produced on Broadway. His first collection of short stories, Folks From Dixie (1898), was an examination of racial […]

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2014 LGBT Magazine Covers…Who Made A Mark???

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A year-end look at who graced the covers of the nation’s top publications.

 

laverne cox

 

She was the first transgender actress to grace the cover of the nation’s most talked-about newsmagazine, next to the banner headline “The Transgender Tipping Point.” Cox shot to stardom through her Emmy-nominated performance on Orange Is the New Black on Netflix. Her appearances on talk shows helped everyday Americans — and news anchors — better understand trans people. “People need to be willing to let go of what they think they know about what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman,” Cox told Time.

 

michael sam

 

“Jason Collins is an activist,” the 24-year-old Missouri graduate told Sports Illustrated. “I see myself as a football player.” In choosing Sam as one of its Men of the Year, GQ wrote that when he kissed his significant other upon being picked by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft, “the fact that the significant other on the receiving end of that kiss was a guy named Vito Cammisano, it was mind-blowing. An NFL defensive end passionately kissing his boyfriend — had any of us ever seriously entertained that configuration of words, much less their realization on national TV?”

 

sam smith

 

He’s 22, has swoon-worthy blue eyes, and Vibe reported he scored the highest first-week sales for a debut album from a male U.K. artist in SoundScan’s 23-year history. After rumors began to swirl about Smith’s sexuality, he set the record straight on his own terms. Back in May, just weeks before the release of the album, Smith revealed the inspiration behind his hit Leave Your Loverwas a straight man who didn’t return his love. And after his fans all gave one collective who-gives-a-damn shoulder shrug, Smith got back to singing. Out declared Smith the Breakout Star of the Year.

 

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