People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color
August 28, 2013

Notable figures look to the future of equality for the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. At the 50th anniversary March on Washington civil rights leaders and public officials speaking to commemorate the event highlighted the struggles for equality that all minorities and marginalized people, including the LGBT community, still face.

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LGBT asylum seekers risk it all to be out

The estimated number of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers entering the United States each year is 4,000 and rising, said Max Niedzwiecki, leader of the LGBT Faith and Asylum Network, a national network dedicated to helping asylum seekers based on sexual orientation or gender identity. These numbers are estimates due to the sensitive nature of divulging one’s sexual orientation and the fact that no governmental agency in the United States tracks the issue. Still, some asylum seekers are speaking out and making their cause known to the world.
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August 28, 2013
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Vigil held tonight for Islan Nettles, a trans woman murdered in New York City

A vigil will be held tonight in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood to honor the life and memory of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman of color who was brutally attacked and killed last week.

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August 26, 2013

Snapshots of our work: SRI, Wentworth Miller, and Chelsea Manning

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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NYC transgender woman dies after attack

Islan Nettles, a New York City transgender woman, has died after an attack on the early morning hours of August 17. Ms. Nettles was taken to Harlem Hospital for her injuries and, on Thursday, was taken off of life support and died.

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