People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

GLAAD Congratulates DREAM Act Advocates

Today the Obama administration announced it would cease some deportations and offer undocumented young people who meet certain requirements the opportunity to work legally. GLAAD applauds the young, undocumented leaders, many of whom are LGBT, for their tireless advocacy to ensure that all Americans have access to safety, equal opportunity and protection.

New GLAAD Videos Show LGBT Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and Labor Movement United in Growing National Campaign Against Stop and Frisk

Today, GLAAD released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.

New GLAAD Videos Show LGBT Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and Labor Movement United in Growing National Campaign Against Stop and Frisk

New York, New York—Today, GLAAD, the leading national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy at the historic Stonewall Inn, in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.

Black Leaders and Gay Advocates March in Step

For years, gay rights organizations and major civil rights organizations viewed each other warily. African-American leaders often saw the gay rights groups as insensitive to racial concerns, and some resented the movement’s use of civil rights language to make the case for marriage. Advocates for gay rights, in turn, sometimes blamed socially conservative African-Americans for their defeat in crucial electoral battles.

The New York Times
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June 12, 2012

Loop 21 Interviews Janet Mock About Violence Against Black Trans Women

If George W. Bush didn’t “care about black people,” then people generally don’t care about the lives of transgender women of color.

That’s not exactly the way writer and activist Janet Mock put it. She and others believe a rash of murders, as well as uneven media coverage, suggest a gross lack of empathy for gender non-conforming individuals.

Mock, a 29-year-old Hawaii native, was her parents’ firstborn son. She transitioned when she was a teenager and is aware of her privilege of not having her gender identity questioned by society.

Loop 21
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June 12, 2012

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