Non-profit digital media organization (and self-proclaimed ¡Latino instigators!) Cuéntame has announced the launch of a new video campaign called “An Honest Conversation” that focuses exclusively on LGBT issues in the Latino community.
In a letter to the editor, Rev. Jamie Washington, associate pastor of the Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore, pointed out The Baltimore Sun’s missed opportunity to highlight the contributions and impact of black LGBT-affirming congregations in their editorial "Marriage equality and race" (Nov. 1).
Just three weeks after 18-year-old Tayshana Murphy, a high school basketball star, was murdered in her Harlem, N.Y. apartment complex, anti-gay comments were etched in the stairwell on the same floor where she was shot. The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit has joined the murder investigation.
In “It Takes a Village: Standing with Our LGBT Youth,” Sharon Lettman-Hicks, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), writes about the importance of straight allies standing up against anti-LGBT bullying in schools.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), along with contributing editors Bendixen & Amandi, Freedom to Marry, and the Gill Foundation, have co-authored another installment in the Talking About series.