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Black, Gifted, & Whole, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young, queer, Black men, recently launched the Ambassador Program – partial scholarships for queer Black men attending historically Black colleges and universities. Huffington Post reports:

“BGW co-founders Guy Anthony and George Johnson told The Huffington Post that while Durbin was their inspiration for the program, they also recognized that young, black queer men attending HBCUs don’t receive much support on campus. Each school year, the program will award up to five scholarships.

“Being gay is not considered much of a ‘norm,’ especially on HBCU campuses,” Johnson said.

According to most recent reports, only 21 of the 105 HBCUs have LGBTQ organizations. This organization is one of many turning the tide of historic homophobia and offer concrete support to queer Black students.

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