Stories of real people being reported on by journalistic outlets, or voices that deserve amplifying

August 23, 2013

Masha Gessen fighting for LGBT rights in Russia on the international stage

Masha Gessen, an openly lesbian Russian-American reporter, is taking a strong role on the international stage, discussing the anti-LGBT legislation and accompanying violence in Russia.

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August 23, 2013

Wade Davis announced as Executive Director of You Can Play

Wade Davis has been announced as the new Executive Director of You Can Play, a group working for equality for all players in sports, regardless of sexual or gender identity. "Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect."

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Video: A look into LGBT life in Russia

Chris Hayes sits down with Russian journalist Masha Gessen for an incredibly powerful conversation about what life is like for the LGBT community in Russia today.

August 23, 2013

NYC transgender woman dies after attack

Islan Nettles, a New York City transgender woman, has died after an attack on the early morning hours of August 17. Ms. Nettles was taken to Harlem Hospital for her injuries and, on Thursday, was taken off of life support and died.

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