People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

Colin Powell on Marriage Equality: "I Have No Problem With It"

A week after President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality, CNN's Wolf Blitzer sat down with former Secretary of State Colin Powell who affirmed the president's position saying "as I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones. And they are stable a family as my family is. And they raise children.

May 23, 2012

POLL: African American Support For Marriage Equality Is Higher Than General Population

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds support for marriage equality remaining consistent at 53 percent, with a growing number of African Americans backing the freedom to marry. Fifty-nine percent of black respondents said they want to legalize same-sex marriage and 65 percent favor President Obama’s position on the issue. For the first time, the number of Americans who “strongly” support marriage also (39 percent) outweighs the number who “strongly” oppose it (32 percent).

ThinkProgress » LGBT
May 23, 2012

API Equality-LA reaches out to Manny Pacquiao regarding marriage

Manny Pacquiao is arguably the most famous Filipino person in the world today. API Equality-LA Steering Committee member Noel Alumit said, “Mr. Pacquiao has uplifted the spirit of Filipinos all over the world, including mine. That’s why I was concerned by his comments on gay marriage. Young people look up to him.”

Asian Journal
May 21, 2012

Religion News Summary Highlights for May 18, 2012

Gaining the most media this week was President Barack Obama’s historic, public endorsement of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and the citation of his Christian faith as a reason for his support. Faith leaders from all denominations weighed in on his speech, including Jewish groups, Unitarian Universalist churches, and many other Christian branches.

La Organización Panamericana de Salud Denuncia las "Terapias de Conversión"

Hoy, 17 de mayo, que es el Día Internacional Contra la Homofobia y Transfobia, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud dio a conocer un reporte de posicionamiento en que denunció las llamadas "terapias de conversión, "y, además, hizo un llamado a instituciones académicas, gobiernos y los medios de comunicación a tomar las medidas adecuadas para condenar y educar acerca de estas prácticas.


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