People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color
July 17, 2013

Lambda Legal annouces new transgender resource hub after Maryland EEOC ruling

A transgender woman employed by a government contractor in the state of Maryland has reached a settlement in her case against her job, alleging physical and verbal harassment. With the help of Freedom to Work and Lambda Legal, it was determined that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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GLAAD sponsors first annual LGBTQ Latino film festival

GLAAD is proud to sponsor a launch event for the first annual Latino/a Queer Film Festival (LQFF) on Sunday, June 21 in Los Angeles, CA. The event will feature films by and about LGBTQ Latinos that reflect the community's struggles, lives, and achievements.

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Cameroonian LGBTI activist found tortured to death in home

Prominent Cameroonian LGBTI activist and journalist Eric Ohena Lembembe was found brutally tortured and murdered in his home in the latest of a series of violent anti-LGBTI hate crimes in Cameroon.

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Laverne Cox and TV's Transformative Moment

Orange Is the New Black, Netflix’s original series that debuted on July 11, is no prison TV show by way of Victoria’s Secret. Created by Jenji Kohan (the mind behind Weeds), the dramedy portrays with nuance its diverse cast of characters—prisoners, lesbians of color, poor people, and even WASPs. And, most shockingly, a transgender woman of color—played by a transgender woman of color.
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July 17, 2013
July 16, 2013

Laverne Cox and "Orange is the New Black" Get Rave Reviews

"Orange Is The New Black," a new original series from Netflix, is garnering rave reviews and abundant praise for addressing a myriad of issues -- all within the confines of prison walls.

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GLAAD and other LGBT organizations call for justice for Trayvon Martin

GLAAD has joined a coalition of national LGBT organizations, led by the National Black Justice Coalition and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in issuing an open letter on justice for Trayvon Martin.

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July 16, 2013

Remembering Jazzie Collins, transgender activist

Jazzie Collins, a San Francisco transgender activist, died Thursday, July 11th, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. She had been in poor health for several weeks, and passed away surrounded by loving friends. The cause of her death is still being determined.

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