A Cleveland City Council member wants the murder of Cemia "Ce Ce" Dove investigated as a hate crime. "Too often we lose loved ones because of fear or hate. Violence should not be tolerated against anyone regardless of race, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation."
The Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) is a 3 year old non for profit organization founded by attorney, professor and activist Kylar Broadus. TPOCC is the only national social justice organization that promotes the interest of trans people of color. GLAAD, during the month of February, sat down with Kylar to discuss the current and future projects of TPOCC.
In a night of many historic firsts, California Democrat Mark Takano made history by becoming the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress. He is also the state’s first openly gay federal lawmaker, representing the state’s highly contested 41st District in Riverside County.
For citizens who are casting votes today in four states – Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington – there is a chance that at least one of those contests will make history as it becomes the first in the nation where voters approve marriage equality at the ballot box and for the first time, minority voters may tip the balance in favor of marriage equality.