People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

Romney stresses opposition to marriage equality in NAACP speech

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stressed during a speech at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s annual convention in Houston on Wednesday that he would represent Americans of “every race, creed and sexual orientation” if elected. The former Massachusetts governor also stressed his opposition to nuptials for gays and lesbians. “As president, I will promote strong families and defend traditional marriage,” said Romney.
Washington Blade
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July 11, 2012
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Introducing "Familia Es Familia": A Groundbreaking Latino & LGBT Public Education Campaign

Yesterday at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)'s annual conference, twenty-one leading national Hispanic/Latino organizations announced their endorsement of a first-of-its kind, comprehensive public-education campaign called "Familia es Familia," which aims to strengthen Latino voices to build support within the Latino community for acceptance of their LGBT family members.

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Breaking Barriers: Frank Mugisha

For years, Frank Mugisha, an Ugandan advocate for the rights of sexual minorities in Uganda, has worked tirelessly for equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people in the East African country. If you are gay in Uganda you must watch your back for fear of attacks or arrest. Many who have come out to their families are shunned. People lose their jobs. You are not guaranteed basic human rights as other citizens of Uganda. It is not right, and Mugisha wants change.

BET
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July 2, 2012
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