People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

TPOCC: Advocating for Trans People of Color During Black History Month and All Year Long

The Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) is a 3 year old non for profit organization founded by attorney, professor and activist Kylar Broadus. TPOCC is the only national social justice organization that promotes the interest of trans people of color. GLAAD, during the month of February, sat down with Kylar to discuss the current and future projects of TPOCC.

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
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.”

February 13, 2013


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