People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

Honduran gay leader appeals to U.S. for help

Jose Pepe Palacios says his mission is to inform the U.S. government and LGBT Americans that at least 89 LGBT people in Honduras, including gay rights advocates, have been murdered since military leaders ousted his country’s elected president in a 2009 coup.

The Washington Blade
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February 14, 2013

Papal Candidate Cardinal Peter Turkson Of Ghana Defends Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” Bill

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, defended Uganda’s odious”Kill the Gays” bill and other legislation oppressing LGBT people. Last year, the National Catholic Register quoted Turkson as saying that the desire to imprison or execute gays and lesbians was understandable because hatred of gays is so ingrained in Africa: “The intensity of the reaction [to homosexuality] is probably commensurate with tradition.”

Queerty
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February 13, 2013

OP-ED: My Family’s Papers

Grandparents cannot petition for their grandchildren, either, but my family didn’t see a future for me in the Philippines. They made a decision to send me, alone and without papers, to live with my grandparents. They assumed I would find a woman and get my legal residence through marriage. But I came out as gay in high school, which considerably complicated matters.

The New York Times
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February 13, 2013

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