People of Color
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Issues impacting LGBT communities of color
"Orange Is The New Black," a new original series from Netflix, is garnering rave reviews and abundant praise for addressing a myriad of issues -- all within the confines of prison walls.
Jazzie Collins, a San Francisco transgender activist, died Thursday, July 11th, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. She had been in poor health for several weeks, and passed away surrounded by loving friends. The cause of her death is still being determined.
As equality for transgender Americans has come into focus with mainstream media exposure, more and more stories of blatant institutional discrimination against trans people have surfaced. However, the actions of the directors and staff running Florence House, a homeless shelter for women in Maine, exemplify behavior that is both affirming of transgender individuals' identities and conscious of their needs.
GLAAD has joined a coalition of national LGBT organizations, led by the National Black Justice Coalition and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in issuing an open letter on justice for Trayvon Martin.
A video series from the Center for American Progress brings attention to ENDA by featuring stories like that of Mia Macy, a transgender woman who was refused employment at a federal agency.
There have been tremendous faith responses to court decisions. Check it out in this week's LGBT Religion News Summary.
In April of 2012, GLAAD and other national LGBT organizations stated that the shooting death of Trayvon Martin was a national call for action. This weekend when the man who killed Trayvon, George Zimmerman, was found not guilty of all charges, we renew that call for action.
In an op-ed, GLAAD's acting president calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to act on immigration reform, as the lives of 11 million men, women and children, including 267,000 LGBT people, hang in the balance.