WHEN my husband-to-be and I met the Ghanaian politician John Dramani Mahama at a friend’s wedding near Accra eight years ago, I liked him immediately. I kept up with his fortunes mostly through mutual friends, and I was happy to learn in 2009 that he had been elected his nation’s vice president.
Growing up in a working-class community around East L.A. after arriving from Mexico, I was always surrounded by Latinas and Latinos. Yet I always felt a little different. And although I later began to meet more Latinas and Latinos like myself, I always felt that there was an absence of LGBT Latino leadership. I soon realized that it wasn’t so much a lack of leadership, but rather that the narrative of LGBT activism was constructed in a way that purposely ignored people who looked like me.
A man who admitted to assaulting another man at a Detroit gas station because he believed the victim was gay has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.The Justice Department says Everett Avery of Detroit was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
With the absence of a community pride center in Harlem, Harlem PRIDE's Co-founder Carmen Neely met with GLAAD to discuss their efforts and local activists to bring Harlem its first PRIDE center by 2015.
Leaders of a coalition representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people which has not been accepted to participate in this Sunday's Tet Parade has garnered new supporters, including the ACLU and the Garden Grove Unified School District.