The advance of gay rights across the United States is spreading into Puerto Rico, making the island a relatively gay-friendly outpost in a Caribbean region where sodomy laws and harassment of gays are still common.
For some in the the Vassar College community, it was a teachable moment they hope was a spark for further discussions about gay rights and acceptance.
Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., came to the Town of Poughkeepsie on Thursday to protest Vassar College’s support of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transsexual community. They were met by hundreds of Vassar College students, faculty and other community members in support for gay rights.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on 08 March, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance is launching a new report, The Night Is Another Country, which reveals horrific acts of abuse and violence against transgender women in Latin America.
Authorities in Mississippi said Thursday they had charged a man with the death of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, described by a national organization as one of the first viable openly gay office-seekers in the state.
On Thursday, GLAAD was fortunate enough to meet with Phindi Malaza, the Advocacy and Programs Coordinator of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) in South Africa. She is traveling around America with the US State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.
As the first African American trans woman to create a news outlet that focuses on trans women of color issues, Monica Roberts, creator of TransGriot, is continuing to raise visibility for black trans women and the everyday challenges they face.
To call Kortney Ryan Ziegler a Renaissance man would almost be an understatement. He's an artist, filmmaker, writer, entrepreneur and human rights advocate, not to mention a prominent voice within the black transgender and academic community.
Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be found.