People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color
September 2, 2014

"Faking It" adds recurring lesbian character, Laverne Cox to guest star

According to 'The Hollywood Reporter,' season 2 of MTV's 'Faking It' will see the addition of a new recurring lesbian character named Reagan to the show's cast. What's more, actress, producer and trans advocate Laverne Cox will also join Hester High in a guest starring role.

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LGBT advocate drops case against Jamaica's anti-LGBT law, citing personal safety

Last year, Javed Jaghai brought a lawsuit challenging Jamaica's laws on same-sex relationships, arguing that the laws fuel anti-LGBT violence and violate human rights. Jaghai has now withdrawn his lawsuit, citing a violent backlash.

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Commentary and organizing to stand with the people of Ferguson, Missouri

Since the shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager from Ferguson, Missouri, we've seen a fair amount of commentary about the community and racism in America. GLAAD has been lifting up black LGBT leaders who have been speaking out.

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Petition launched to #FreeEisha, a trans woman of color arrested after she was attacked

A trans woman of color, Eisha Love, is currently facing attempted murder charges after she was attacked by two men outside a gas station on Chicago's West Side.

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Will Michael Sam make the NFL cut? #SamFans are watching

Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, had three sacks in preseason games, but now faces a crucial test. It's the week that the NFL finalizes their rosters, and #SamFans are watching to see if Sam will stay with the Rams, be picked up from another team, or be cut completely from the NFL.

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