People of Color
Congratulations to openly gay Puerto Rican featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz, who became engaged this week to his longtime partner José Manuel!
Tiq Milan, a writer and an educator at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, an LGBT youth services organization, has penned an op-ed for BET.com calling for greater acceptance of LGBT youth of color.
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A round of applause for GLAAD's Summer 2013 interns! Talented thinkers, writers, and activists, these interns joined the GLAAD team in June and have since helped develop our campaigns, events, and programs. As they head back to school in the fall, we wanted to thank these young leaders for their incredible work.
In 1962 boxer Emile Griffith was in the ring against Benny Paret, when he seemed to explode with anger and pummeled his opponent with such force that, after getting knocked out, Paret died of his injuries. It was eventually revealed that before that some time before the fight Paret had called Griffith a "maricón."
A new play, The Anointed, was written for the African-American, religious, and spiritual communities about the intersection between spirituality and sexuality, the struggles associated within this reconciliation, and also to bring healing to many individuals within the African-American community who have endured similar experiences.