People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

United Nations launches Free & Equal for LGBT people around the world

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday launched Free & Equal, an unprecedented global public education campaign for LGBT equality.

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Philadelphia trans community and allies gather in Love Park, hold vigil for Diamond Williams

Last night, family and friends gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park to hold a vigil in honor of Diamond Williams, a trans woman of color who was brutally murdered and dismembered last week in an act of transphobic violence.

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Op-ed: Justice for Trayvon Martin comes out of community, not courtrooms

The murder of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman are not anomalies in our criminal punishment system. They are the norm. Article upon article has been written since the verdict reminding readers that Black bodies are not valued by our culture and Black people can be killed with no consequences to those who pull the trigger or who create the systems that lead to constant premature death for people of color.

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July 24, 2013
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July 24, 2013

More Light Presbyterians announces first transgender executive director

More Light Presbyterians as announced its decision to appoint Alex McNeil, an openly transgender man has their new executive director.

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July 24, 2013

Transgender migrants encounter extreme violence in Mexico

According to a study done by the Mexican National Institute of Public Health, 36% of transgender people who stopped at a migrant shelter in Mexico experienced violence while at the shelter.

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