Nizah Morris, a transgender woman, sustained a fatal head wound while in the custody of three Philadelphia police officers in December of 2002. Circumstances surrounding her death were never fully understood by the community and now 10 years later the community and Morris's family are demanding further investigation.
GLAAD is a core supporter of the Drop the I-Word campaign, which delivered a petition with more than 70,000 signatures to The New York Times calling on the newspaper to stop describing people as "illegal.”
The ceremony, entitled “Suhaag: A Hindu Same-Sex Mock Wedding,” was one of the first student events to take place in the newly renovated Science Center Plaza, transforming the concrete common space into a colorful scene of celebration.
Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu Student Association, has staged mock Hindu weddings for the Harvard community in the past but has not done so in recent years.
Mexican American singer-songwriter Vicci Martinez is best known for coming in third on the first season of The Voice, but the 28-year-old artist has been making music since she was 16. Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Martinez moved to Los Angeles after signing with Republic Records. Her single "Come Along," which features Voice mentor CeeLo Green, is an upbeat freedom anthem that recently rose to #24 on America’s Music Charts almost a year after it was released. We caught up with the openly gay artist to talk about success after The Voice.
Nothing about beauty queen Analouisa Valencia is stereotypical. A regular on South Carolina’s beauty pageant circuit since she was 6 years old, the 19-year-old has always been proud to flaunt her African-American and Latino roots.