Lgbt

National Latino Organizations Support Marriage Equality

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) the nation’s oldest Latino civil rights organization voted on June 30 to adapt a resolution in favor of marriage equality. And the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has endorsed and is expected to announce support for same-sex marriage at its upcoming convention.

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GLAAD and NABJ LGBT Taskforce Tackle Advocacy in the Newsroom

Last week, journalists from around the country descended on New Orleans for the largest annual convening of African-American journalists in the country, at the 37th annual National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention.

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World's Largest Trans-Specific Conference in Philadelphia Today--June 2

Today marks the kick-off of the three-day long Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (PTHC). With more than 2,000 people expected to attend, this 11th annual gathering represents the world’s largest trans-specific conference. According to its Web site, the conference offers “workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities and allies.”

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Biographer of GLAAD Founding Member Vito Russo Speaks with GLAAD on Upcoming Appearance

Biographer Michael Schiavi speaks with GLAAD about Celluloid Activist, his biography of Vito Russo, one of GLAAD’s founders and a visionary advocate for LGBT equality.

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December 29, 2011

"Pariah Personals" Feature Coming Out Stories By Youth of Color

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.

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Story to Watch: Kansas City Transgender Woman Murdered Christmas Eve

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.

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December 22, 2011

Huff Po Gay Voices Highlights Violence Against Trans People of Color in West Hollywood

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.

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