People of Color

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GLAAD Mourns Seattle's Danny Vega

Over the past week, Seattle’s Southside, Filipino and LGBT communities have gathered to mourn the loss of Danny Vega, an openly gay Filipino American man who died on November 27 from injuries received during a brutal attack in which he was beaten and robbed while taking a walk in his Rainier Valley neighborhood on November 15. He was 58 years old.

GLAAD se Une a Ricky Martin en Instar a Legisladores Puertorriqueños a Detener Enmienda Anti LGBT

El Senado de Puerto Rico ha aprobado una enmienda a su código penal que eliminaría las protecciones a personas LGBT de la ley contra los crímenes de odio. Actualmente en Change.org hay una petición exhortando a la Cámara de Representantes de Puerto Rico a detener la enmienda. GLAAD se a une a Ricky Martin en instar a la gente a firmar la petición.

GLAAD Joins Ricky Martin in Urging Puerto Rican Lawmakers to Stop Anti-LGBT Amendment

The Puerto Rican Senate approved a provision to their penal code that would eliminate protections for LGBT people from their hate crimes law. Change.org currently has a petition urging the Puerto Rico House of Representatives to stop the amendment. GLAAD joins Ricky Martin in urging people to sign the petition.

Story of Ugandan Gay Couple Highlights Anti-LGBT Legislation and Discrimination

Last Thursday, the Global Post told the heartbreaking story of a Ugandan gay couple, Alex and Michael, who fled to Kenya to escape anti-gay persecution and are living in a refugee camp. LGBT people around the world face extraordinary amounts of violence and discrimination like Michael and Alex have, much of which is sanctioned by law.

New Analysis Reveals Disproportionate Discrimination and Violence Against Latino/a Transgender People

Yesterday, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) released Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Latino/a Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, revealing that transgender Latino/a people face poverty, unemployment, homelessness, discrimination and violence at significantly higher rates than both the overall transgender population and the general population.

Marsha and Aiden Aizumi Speak about Family and LGBT Youth Advocacy

In September, GLAAD spoke with Marsha Aizumi regarding her upcoming memoir "Two Spirits, One Heart," which explores her journey to embracing her transgender son, Aiden. Recently, GLAAD caught up with Marsha and Aiden, discussing their respective work in advocacy and their experience as a family that has grown closer together through change.

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