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

This week, 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.

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.

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.

GLAAD Mourns Seattle's Danny Vega

Over the past week, Seattle’s Southside, Filipino and LGBT communities have gathered to mourn the loss of Danny Vega, an openly gay Filipino American man who died on November 27 from injuries received during a brutal attack in which he was beaten and robbed while taking a walk in his Rainier Valley neighborhood on November 15. He was 58 years old.

New Analysis Reveals Disproportionate Discrimination and Violence Against Latino/a Transgender People

Yesterday, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) released Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Latino/a Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, revealing that transgender Latino/a people face poverty, unemployment, homelessness, discrimination and violence at significantly higher rates than both the overall transgender population and the general population.

Grupos LGBT y de Mujeres en Ecuador Impulsan Campaña Contra Centros de Tortura “Ex Gay”

Está ganando impulso y atención internacional una campaña impulsada por grupos de mujer y LGBT en Ecuador que está exigiendo al gobierno federal el cierre de más de 200 centros de tortura "ex gay" cuyos víctimas han mayormente sido mujeres lesbianas. Para más información, visite las peticiones de Fundación Causana y de AllOut para impulsar al gobierno federal ecuatoriano a tomar las medidas necesarias.


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