Black History Month

February 14, 2013

Remembering Ajita Wilson: A Transgender Woman of Many Firsts

Ajita Wilson was an African-American trans women who in the 1970s and 80s starred in foreign films, and most notably, was JET magazine's first transgender beauty of the week.
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February 7, 2013

Carmen Neely From Harlem Pride: "Providing services for the people where the people are"

With the absence of a community pride center in Harlem, Harlem PRIDE's Co-founder Carmen Neely met with GLAAD to discuss their efforts and local activists to bring Harlem its first PRIDE center by 2015.

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GLAAD Media Award-winning Documentary, Brother Outsider, Set to Air on February 3 on PBS

The GLAAD Media Award-winning documentary Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, produced and directed by independent filmmakers Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer, is set to air on PBS on February 3 at 8 p.m. ET, as a part of the America ReFramed series.
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GLAAD Celebrates Black History Month Honoring LGBT African Americans

While February was declared Black History Month to recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of all African Americans, the lives of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people are often left out of the picture. During the month of February GLAAD will pay special homage to the leaders who have paved the way to make the world a better place for LGBT Americans, especailly African-Americans and other people of color.
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Guest Post: LGBT Black Feminist Legacies in Publishing

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, founder of BrokenBeautiful Press and co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project, writes about the legacies of June Jordan and Audre Lorde who spoke up in the face racism, sexism, and homophobia in publishing and in their communities.

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