Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk said he plans to introduce a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the county's non-discrimination law during the council meeting scheduled for Jan. 17.
Gina Duncan, a 56-year-old businesswoman who is president of the Metropolitan Business Association, has filed preliminary paperwork to take on the incumbent for the Commissioner seat in Orange County, Florida. If she qualifies for the June ballot, she will be the county's first transgender candidate.
El Rvdo. Manny Santiago, un pastor abiertamente gay sirviendo a una iglesia bautista en Seattle, expresa su deseo a los Tres Reyes Magos a que haya una mayor conciencia en la comunidad latina acerca de la comunidad LGBT.
This week, Salon.com teamed up with New America Media to run a series of coming out stories by LGBT youth of color and LGBT immigrant youth. Titled "Pariah Personals," the series is inspired by the recently released film "Pariah," a coming-of-age story about an African American teen named Alike, who is embracing her identity as a lesbian.
Dee Dee Pearson, a transgender woman living in Kansas City, Missouri, was murdered this holiday weekend. The transgender community in Kansas City is mourning this tragic loss, and friends and neighbors have already begun leaving tokens of love and support outside of Dee Dee’s home where she was shot Saturday night.
This week, Huffington Post Gay Voices featured a piece by Kylar Broadus, a transgender advocate, lawyer, board member of the National Black Justice Coalition, and founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition, reflecting on West Hollywood's 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance and discussing the disproportionate rates of violence and discrimination against transgender people of color, both locally and throughout the country.