All jokes aside – no one tells the unfiltered truth like comedians. We solicited two of our most poignant comedic voices – Sampson McCormick and Tammy Peay for their take on some of the hottest issues of the day.

Let us know what you think about some of the engaging topics provided by our contributors on the SWERV Blog.

My friends, summer is upon us. That means the women’s game is about to take center stage. The ladies are anxiously lacing up their high-tops in preparation for the 2015 season of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBA). We had a chance to chat with WNBA President, Laurel J. Richie, as she makes plans for what promises to be a very competitive and entertaining season.

At the early age of 12, celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist, Clark Vincent was gifted 3 pair of marcelle curling irons from his mother that she just so happened to have lying around in the house.

After receiving worldwide praise and a GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her 2011 disc, The Mosaic Project, drummer extraordinaire Terri Lyne Carrington releases its hotly anticipated follow-up, The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL.

After 25 years of service, Dr. Ron Simmons sets to retire from his position of President/CEO at Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. (UHU).

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Looking back over the last forty years, it has always intrigued me that the consistent imagery of transgender culture has been wrought with myths and stereotypes.

In the immortal words of my SWERV colleague and friend, Rayceen Pendarvis, “God bless the gays!”  During this holiday season and throughout the year, SWERV is thankful to all the couples who share their stories of love, adversity, and perseverance with our readers.

A revelatory and redemptive memoir from Beverly Johnson, the first black supermodel to grace the cover of Vogue, and who, over five hundred magazine covers later, remains one of the most successful glamour girls ever.

As spring approaches, I know many of you are planning to get away. We had a chance to chat with John Tanzella of the IGLTA to offer insight for the LBGTQ traveler.

On July 30th, President Obama signed an Executive Order releasing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, detailing principles and priorities to guide collective national work to address HIV in the United States over the next five years.