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Why ENDA is an Urgent Issue for People of Color

Why ENDA is an Urgent Issue for People of Color

by Von Diaz on November 20 2013, 7:00AM

If it becomes law, the Employee Nondiscrimination Act could be a vital tool for LGBT people of color who may already face race-based discrimination in the workplace

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

How Latino Activists Fought For Transgender Rights in Massachusetts

How Latino Activists Fought For Transgender Rights in Massachusetts

by Von Diaz on November 15 2013, 11:49AM

A new film directed by Frances Negrón-Muntaner tells the story the activists who made the 2012 Transgender Equal Rights Bill possible.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

How Immigration Reform Could Benefit LGBT People

How Immigration Reform Could Benefit LGBT People

by Von Diaz on November 14 2013, 11:55AM

A new infographic from the Center for American Progress maps out immigration reform for LGBT communities.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, /NOW

Senate Passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Senate Passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

by Von Diaz on November 7 2013, 4:15PM

ENDA passed with 64-32 votes in the Senate today.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Ex-Marine Calls on People of Color to Back Same-Sex Marriage

Ex-Marine Calls on People of Color to Back Same-Sex Marriage

by Von Diaz on October 4 2013, 2:52PM

Marquell Smith helped repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and is now turning his attention towards another LGBT cause.

Topics: /NOW

LGBT Rights and Communities of Color in the South [VIDEO] Play

LGBT Rights and Communities of Color in the South [VIDEO]

by Jamilah King on June 11 2013, 12:40PM

Send in your own questions to organizers working at the intersection of racial justice and sexual freedom. Chime in at #CLchat on Twitter.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2013

Help Close Ecuador's Clincis That Use Torture to 'Cure the Gay Away'

Help Close Ecuador’s Clincis That Use Torture to ‘Cure the Gay Away’

by Jorge Rivas on November 14 2011, 12:33PM

An online gay rights group wants to shut down the country’s illegal torture centers that are targeting lesbians.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Two Votes, One Voice Against Hate in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Two Votes, One Voice Against Hate in Tulsa, Oklahoma

by Rinku Sen on November 7 2011, 9:30AM

While the state of Oklahoma certainly has its fair share of conservative policies, supporters of immigrant and LGBT rights have taken a bold stand in support of justice.

Topics: Movement

Puerto Rican Politicians Remain Silent on Homophobic Violence

Puerto Rican Politicians Remain Silent on Homophobic Violence

by MIchael Lavers on June 27 2011, 12:41PM

Homophobic violence has swept the island in recent months, killing 18 people. Now, activists and victims’ families have renewed calls for lawmakers and religious leaders to stop inciting hate speech.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2011

Walkout by Female MPs Delays Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' Bill Until Friday

Walkout by Female MPs Delays Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill Until Friday

by Channing Kennedy on May 11 2011, 5:32PM

LGBTQ advocates in Uganda say that hate crimes and violence against their community have increased following the bill’s introduction in 2009.

Topics: Global Affairs

Spelman College Hosts Historic LGBT Summit

Spelman College Hosts Historic LGBT Summit

by Thoai Lu on May 6 2011, 1:37AM

The event marks an important milestone for the nation’s historically black colleges.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Transgender Inmate Sues State for Sex Reassignment

Transgender Inmate Sues State for Sex Reassignment

by Asraa Mustufa on April 21 2011, 1:36PM

California inmate Lyralisa Stevens says that the surgery could save her from being harassed and sexually assaulted in a male prison.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

California Schools Move Toward LGBT History Lessons

California Schools Move Toward LGBT History Lessons

by Thoai Lu on April 20 2011, 9:45AM

And if approved by state lawmakers, the effort could be a huge victory for racial justice.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Singer Marsha Ambrosius Continues to Inspire

Singer Marsha Ambrosius Continues to Inspire

by Thoai Lu on February 25 2011, 10:10AM

One fan tells the singer that her powerful music video hits a little too close to home.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Still No Freedom Rainbow for Transgender People of Color

Still No Freedom Rainbow for Transgender People of Color

by Mandy Carter on February 7 2011, 10:26AM

Fifteen years after Tyra Hunter’s death spawned national outrage, trans people of color remain besieged by bias.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Singer Marsha Ambrosius' New Video Celebrates Queer Love

Singer Marsha Ambrosius’ New Video Celebrates Queer Love

by Jamilah King on January 6 2011, 6:26PM

The British songstress takes a bold stand against homophobia in the black community.

Topics: Celebrate Love

More on Violence and Bias Against Transgender Women of Color

by Kai Wright on November 20 2010, 12:57PM

Research shows the murders are but the most extreme form of danger they face.

Topics: Kai Wright

Remembering the Transgender Women Murdered Last Year Infographic

Remembering the Transgender Women Murdered Last Year

by Kai Wright, Hatty Lee on November 19 2010, 10:53AM

At least 22 people were killed in anti-gay attacks last year. Hate crime victims are overwhelmingly transgender people of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright

Our Love is Newsworthy, Too

Our Love is Newsworthy, Too

by Kai Wright on October 11 2010, 9:32AM

After weeks of awful gay-news headlines, it’s time to celebrate our personal victories, too.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright, LGBT Youth

5 Other Dumb Things 50 Cent Tweeted

5 Other Dumb Things 50 Cent Tweeted

by Jamilah King on October 4 2010, 5:16PM

When it comes to outrageous tweets, 50 Cent is the gift that keeps on giving.

Topics: Media

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