Today the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released our annual Report on Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2012. Last year saw unprecedented progress for LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities in the United States. In that same year, 25 people were killed due to their sexual orientation and gender identity. And those are the confirmed and reported homicides that NCAVP knew about – there could very well be more.
The basic American bargain is that people who work hard and meet their responsibilities should be able to get ahead. This basic bargain is not just an idea—it is embedded in laws that promote equal access to jobs and that protect workers from unfair practices.
The Pentagon will be celebrating LGBT Pride Month again this year, but the memorandum announcing the designation has caused a stir with an organization that supports LGBT service members and veterans and their families.
For startups, non-profits, and numerous socially driven initiatives, crowdfunding has shown itself to be an important mode of raising money. But does crowdfunding work equally across race and gender lines?
A brutal attack on a 22-year-old person of color in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Thursday night left the victim severly injured and requiring hospitalization to recover from multiple injuries. The victim's sisters suggest that their sibling was dressed in women's clothes at the time of the attack, and say the police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
The blog, Raising My Rainbow, celebrated Blogging for All LGBT Families Day by writing a poem. Raising My Rainbow is written by C.J.’s Mom, a feisty, sassy girl-woman trying to have it all and usually feeling like she is failing miserably writing about raising C.J. (age 6), the most enchanting child you will ever meet with an insane knack for art and color, interior design and dance.
Marsha Aizumi is an author, speaker, educational consultant and advocate for the LGBT community. Her book, Two Spirits, One Heart, which will be released in September 2012, chronicles her amazing journey with her transgender son, moving through guilt, sadness, and fear to a place of love and acceptance.
HIV-positive transgender people are just as likely to stay in care, take their medication and have similar outcomes as other men and women living with the disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and published online May 30 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.