People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color
June 25, 2014

The Switch, a transgender comedy series, launches fundraising campaign to complete first season

Yesterday, a landmark comedy series called The Switch launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first season. The show will focus on transgender people and their experiences.

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Wall Street Journal strikes again, claims LGBT asylum seekers have 'inside track'

For the second time in as many weeks, the Wall Street Journal has erred on covering LGBT issues, particularly transgender issues. Most recently in an article about asylum seekers from Honduras, writer Joel Millman paints a picture of an easy pipeline to asylum that unfairly favors LGBT applicants. The article trivializes the risk to LGBT people, writing “In some ways there's no better time to be gay in Honduras.”

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June 18, 2014

Meet two judges who just made history

Two openly gay judges, Darrin Gayles and Staci Yandle, joined the federal bench yesterday.

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VIDEO: Spiritual Leader visits GLAAD, shares 'Live to Love' philosophy

His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, a spiritual leader for millions of Buddhists around the world, stopped by the GLAAD office recently to talk about LGBT advocacy and his charitable works.

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June 17, 2014

Tona Brown to be first trans woman of color performing at Carnegie Hall

Tona Brown has reached her fundraising goal, and she will officially be making history as the first openly transgender woman of color ever to perform at the iconic venue on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:30PM.

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June 16, 2014

New documentary about acclaimed 'Raisin in the Sun' playwright Lorraine Hansberry raising final funds on Kickstarter

Renowned playwright Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun) will be the subject of a new feature-length documentary directed by Tracey Heather Strain.

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June 16, 2014

South Korea celebrates 15th annual Queer Cultural Festival

Last week at South Korea's 15th annual Queer Cultural Festival, the United States, French, and German embassies took part for the first time to show their support for the human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, both in their respective countries and in Korea as well.

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LGBT students face harsher punishments, enter juvenile justice system

LGBT students, students of color, and students with disabilities are the most likely to be impacted by disciplinary action in schools and enter the juvenile justice system, according to a new report released by the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

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