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.”
Journalists and media outlets across the country have been weighing in on Roland Martin and publicly sharing their stances against language that encourages anti-LGBT violence, no matter what the context.
The NAACP recently announced the nominees for the 43rd Image Awards. This year’s nominations recognize numerous films and TV series with LGBT characters and LGBT-inclusive storylines as well as 2012 GLAAD Media Awards nominees.
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.
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.
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.
More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.