Political music need not be angry, loud or violent to get its point across. Such is the case with the moving ballad of “El Hielo (ICE)”, the new video for Los Angeles-based Chicano conjunto group La Santa Cecilia. “El Hielo (ICE)” tells the story of a group of undocumented citizens who work at the same restaurant.
The final rules on Essential Health Benefits standards could end a long history of discrimination against transgender health coverage, as many states are already extending protections to ensure transgender people can access the benefits they deserve.
Paul Kasonkomona, a Zambian human rights activist with many years' experience, was arrested in Lusaka on Sunday for publically supporting the rights of Zambia's sexual minorities. He was arrested shortly after appearing on an independent television channel, Muvi TV, where he spoke in favour of access to health care for sex workers, prisoners, and sexual minorities.
California lawmakers are considering making the Boy Scouts of America and other youth groups that do not accept gay, transgender or atheist members and leaders ineligible for some state tax exemptions.
Gays and lesbians in France may soon be able to marry and become parents. The marriage equality bill currently before lawmakers would grant French same-sex couples the right to wed and jointly adopt children.
On Tuesday, GLAAD and members of the Los Angeles trans community met with editors and staff members at the Los Angeles Times for an honest, off-the-record discussion about issues that uniquely affect trans people.
At the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards event in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 20, GLAAD co-founder Dean Hansell will receive the first Founders Award in recognition of his 27 years of service to GLAAD.