Posts by Kimberley McLeod, GLAAD's Communities of African Descent Media Field Strategist

Journalists Weigh In On Roland Martin Controversy

Journalists and media outlets across the country have been weighing in on Roland Martin and publicly sharing their stances against language that encourages anti-LGBT violence, no matter what the context.Read More

D.C. and Nation Mourns the Loss of Deoni Jones

Community members, friends and family will come together this evening for a vigil in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the life of Deoni Jones, a 22-year-old transgender woman who was fatally stabbed on Thursday, February 2.

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Guest Post: An Open Letter to Roland Martin

Samantha Master, a student at Morgan State University, and the former Community Service and Outreach Coordinator for Rainbow Soul, Morgan’s queer student alliance, writes an open letter to CNN contributor Roland Martin.

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TheGrio Recognizes Trans Advocate Janet Mock

In honor of Black History Month, theGrio reflects on black America’s past as well as America’s future. On this year’s theGrio’s 100, the website recognizes Janet Mock, trans advocate and People.com editor.

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ESSENCE Features Same-Sex Couple in February 2012 Issue

ESSENCE, a monthly magazine for African American women, spotlights a same-sex couple in their “Find Love at Any Age” feature.

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FAMU LGBT Students Rally for Justice for Robert Champion Jr.

In response to the recent hazing death of gay Florida A&M University (FAMU) drum major Robert Champion Jr., the school’s LGBT Pride Student Union wrote an op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat about the lack of LGBT-inclusion on campus.

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NAACP Image Awards Recognizes LGBT-Inclusive Talent

The NAACP recently announced the nominees for the 43rd Image Awards. This year’s nominations recognize numerous films and TV series with LGBT characters and LGBT-inclusive storylines as well as 2012 GLAAD Media Awards nominees.

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Guest Post: MLK Day Reflection for LGBT Justice in the Black Church

Rev. Irene Monroe reflects on how Dr. King influenced her work in promoting social justice and religious tolerance.

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