50 years ago today, John F. Kennedy announced a truce between the police and government of Birmingham, Alabama, and civil rights protesters who had been demonstrating and boycotting for 35 days. Within 14 months, President Johnson had signed the Civil Rights act, followed shortly thereafter by the Voting Rights Act. The Gay Rights Movement is currently undergoing a similar surge in momentum. "You can't say what's happening in the gay rights movement is happening in a vacuum.
Following the discovery of Cemia Acoff, a transgender woman found dead in a pond after being reported missing for little over a month, media is still ignoring both the AP stylebook, which has included guidelines on transgender reporting since 2001, and GLAAD who has demanded fair reporting on transgender issues.
Her striking pop dance moves in spike heels and shimmering bodysuits, her "All the Single Ladies" Beyonce rendition and her steadfast committment to friends in New York and Puerto Rico will not be forgotten — and neither will the 25-year-old's mysterious murder.
Discrimination against transgender people is costing New York millions, according to a new report. The study, released yesterday by the UCLA’s Williams Institute, says that housing and employment discrimination cost the state millions of dollars as people lean on public assistance instead.
Things were pretty quiet at the blood-mobile Wednesday. It was sitting on Wilton Drive, in the middle of what’s known as “The Gayberhood.” So there are a lot of people here who can’t give, even though many would like to.