People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color
August 12, 2014

Transgender immigration detainee, Marichuy Leal Gamino, moved to solitary confinement after reporting rape

Advocates are deeply concerned about transgender immigration detainee, Marichuy Leal Gamino, who, according to The Advocate, not only was incarcerated in a men's prison at Arizona's Eloy Detention Center even though she identifies as a woman, but was also sent to solitary confinement after reporting that her male roommate raped her.

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August 12, 2014

Kenya: a new proposed bill threathens the lives of LGBT Kenyans

Kenya, the home to more than 43 million people, might now join the international list of countries where being LGBT is simply a criminal offense punishable by death.

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International athletes speak about LGBT advocacy through sport at the Gay Games

The Gay Games are kicking off with an estimated 8,000 athletes representing over 50 countries and 48 US states. A number of participants are coming from countries where being LGBT is difficult, if not outright illegal.

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WATCH: Church cancels man's funeral after learning he was gay

A Baptist church in Tampa, Florida canceled a man's funeral with only a day's notice after the pastor learned the deceased was gay.

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Tiq Milan talks #FreeMarichuy on MSNBC

GLAAD's Tiq Milan joined Jose Diaz Balart to speake with Ronan Farrow about immigration reform, focusing specifically on Marichuy Leal Gamino, whose sexual assault at an ICE detention facility has demonstrated the widespread abuse faced by undocumented LGBT people.

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Phoenix trans activist Monica Jones appeals "manifestation" conviction, with support from Laverne Cox

Monica Jones, a trans woman of color activist and Arizona State University student in Phoenix, filed an appeal on Tuesday of her conviction for "manifesting an intent to prostitute," a city ordinance that sanctions behaviors like flagging down passing cars and asking whether someone is a police officer.

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Guest Post: 2014 FringeNYC preview of LGBT-inclusive Shows

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters and subject matter form part of the diverse mix of programming in the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, running August 8-24 in multiple locations in downtown Manhattan.

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