People of Color
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Issues impacting LGBT communities of color
Today marks the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an international observance in support of those living with HIV/AIDS and in memory of the lives lost in the epidemic. In honor of World AIDS Day, GLAAD has put together a resource kit to provide you with more information around HIV/AIDS.
On Dec. 3, the first business day following World AIDS Day, Google will be hosting a How to Survive a Plague Google+ Hangout from its New York City Headquarters.
Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo is exploring her family history and finding LGBT people weren't discussed in her family. In her film, Memories of a Penitent Heart, she explores the relationship between her gay uncle, her devoutly Roman Catholic grandmother, Puerto Rican culture, and a world that was waking up to the reality of AIDS.
Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill is still in play, and its connection to American Evangelical leaders has become clearer. Scott Lively, who is profiled on GLAAD’s CAP page, led an “anti-homosexuality” conference in Kampala, Uganda in 2009. He is now taking credit for much of the bill in an article published on World Net Daily. At the time of the conference, Lively was heavily criticized by the international community for meeting directly with Ugandan government officials and pushing for what has become known as the “Kill the Gays” bill.
GLAAD has been commemorating Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance by sharing stories that highlight the resilience and the achievements of transgender Americans, including performance artist and poet Kit Yan.
Known trans advocate Laverne Cox wasn’t always comfortable in her own skin. In fact, in her video as part of GLAAD’s “I AM: Trans People Speak” campaign, she touches on her initial perceptions of her identity and how she ultimately grew to embrace it after realizing she wasn’t “blending in effortlessly.”
In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Univision news program Primer Impacto aired a segment to educate its viewers on the violence and discrimination transgender people face around the world, and to remember the lives lost to anti-transgender violence.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.