Last year, Javed Jaghai brought a lawsuit challenging Jamaica's laws on same-sex relationships, arguing that the laws fuel anti-LGBT violence and violate human rights. Jaghai has now withdrawn his lawsuit, citing a violent backlash.
A video making its way through the internet depicts one of the worst coming out experiences one can have. We hear a mother start with "I love you," and move quickly to kicking her son out of her home, to attacking and beating him.
Since the shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager from Ferguson, Missouri, we've seen a fair amount of commentary about the community and racism in America. GLAAD has been lifting up black LGBT leaders who have been speaking out.