On Sunday, anti-LGBT activists gathered at Grace Community Church for a rally criticizing Houston's openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, and her support for the city's recently passed non-discrimination ordinance.
A transgender man, Juan Evans, in East Point, Georgia, says he was pulled over by local police for speeding, only to be harassed, called "it," and threatened with a genital search, according to a video released by the SNaP Co (Solutions Not Punishment Coalition). The video shows Evans recounting the incident he endured on October 23 after he was pulled over.
Last week, a landmark determination announced by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found that a transgender veteran and civilian Army software specialist faced "frequent, pervasive and humiliating,” gender identity discrimination by the Department of the Army.
People from all walks of life in the South have been participating in the #WeAreTheSouth photo campaign, holding up a pieces of paper that list their different identities. This campaign strives show the robust lives of these individuals who live and love at the intersections of race, gender and sexuality.