Today is Mother’s Day and in honor of my mother and undocumented mothers across the country I commit to continue to fight to ensure they are protected from deportations and are not left out from a pathway to citizenship. She inspired me to have the courage to say proudly and unashamedly: I am queer and undocumented. I am UndocuQueer.
Where does one begin with the recent news of a Heritage Foundation analyst, Jason Richwine, who wrote in a dissertation that Latino immigrants had lower IQs? These ridiculous claims about Hispanic immigrants are a stark reminder of why the LGBT community and the immigrant rights community need to stick together.
Fallon Fox climbed inside the steel cage, past the sign that read “The Beating Will Continue,” and onto a black mat. She followed right jabs with left hooks and kicks flung at imaginary kneecaps, safe, if only for a moment, from the questions and insults and the suffocating fame that descended overnight.
Following the release of autopsy results of slain Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, his family is demanding a federal investigation. McMillian was an African-American, openly gay candidate in the mayoral race for Clarksdale, Mississippi when his body was found on the Mississippi River levee.
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was presented with the award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article by actress Laverne Cox and writer and filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler for Hill's Ebony.com piece "Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?" at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on Saturday night.
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.
Founded in 2011, Strong Families set out ensure all mothers are celebrated on Mother's Day, including moms who are low-income, young, immigrant, LGBTQ, as well as single moms, incarcerated moms, and moms struggling with substance abuse.