People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color
July 11, 2014

Chicago radio station tweets slur about actress Laverne Cox

Chicago R&B ration station, WGCI and host UB Rodriguez both tweeted out a transphobic slur about Cox's inclusion in John Legend's new video, "You and I"

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"From Selma to Stonewall": New Documentary exploring the relationship between the Civil Rights and LGBTQ Equality movements seeks funding

The LGBTQ Equality movement is often called the new civil rights movement, but how true is that claim? Are the two movements similar, or are they fundamentally different? Do they have the same goals? Why are they often in conflict with one another? A new documentary, "From Selma to Stonewall," explores these questions through the journey of two unlikely friends – Gil Caldwell, an 80-year-old black, straight retired preacher and civil rights leader, and Marilyn Bennet, a 52-year-old white lesbian activist and author.

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TakePart speaks to GLAAD about respectful reporting on transgender victims of violence

Following the murder of Tiffany Edwards in Cincinnati and the problematic media coverage of her story, TakePart spoke to GLAAD about respectful reporting on transgender people, particularly in stories involving transgender victims of violence.

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July 10, 2014

Billboards in Chicago raise awareness about profiling of transgender women of color

Last week, Chicago House’s TransLife Center, a service center that helps trans people find housing, employment, and medical care, unveiled a billboard campaign with Firebelly Design, a local graphic design company, to raise awareness of transgender issues, namely “walking while trans.”

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Twitter celebrates Laverne Cox's historic Emmy nomination

Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category, and many have offered their heartwarming congratulations to the 'Orange is the New Black' star.
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GLAAD's Tiq Milan included in Ebony's 10 Black LGBT trailblazers

Ebony has released a list of 10 rising stars in the Black LGBT community, and GLAAD followers will recognize several names on the list. GLAAD's own Senior Strategist, Tiq Milan was included on this year's list for his advocacy for transgender people, people of color, and youth.

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VIDEOS: Asian American parents share love and pride for their LGBT children

Last week a series of public service announcements (PSAs) began airing on local California television channels that serve large Asian American communities in order to share Asian American parents' messages of unconditional love and acceptance for their LGBT children.

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