People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

Trans Stories You Should Have Seen And Heard More About in 2012

Too few trans people or trans-related issues were included in LGBT end-of-year lists. An even greater number of trans-related stories received little to no media attention at all this year, despite efforts to have them covered by bloggers and journalists.

El pueblo de Puerto Rico y todos los latinos merecen algo mejor

[In English] A young man is kidnapped, robbed then beaten to death and his body burned. Adding to this already awful situation, TV host, Antulio “Kobbo” Santarrosa and the life-sized puppet he voices, La Comay, re-victimize publicist José Enrique Gómez Saladín by suggesting that if he allegedly was in an area known for “prostitution and homosexuality,” as his killers claim, he may have brought the violence on himself.

The Huffington Post
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December 19, 2012

Texting while gay is a crime — in Cameroon

As gay men and lesbians in the United States fret over whether the Supreme Court will affirm the humanity and dignity of same-sex couples by granting them the right to marry, Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé frets for his life.

Post Partisan (The Washington Post)
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December 19, 2012
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Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill Back in Limbo

The members of Uganda’s parliament are on vacation now, and won’t be coming back to work until February. It might not be much, given the threat hanging over them, but during those two months, L.G.B.T. Ugandans can rest a little easier.

The New Yorker
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December 19, 2012
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