people of color

June 5, 2012

Janet Mock remembers Lorena Escalera at #glaadawards

On Saturday night at the 23rd GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco, Janet Mock, noted author, trans advocate and editor of People.com, joined GLAAD in calling for a meeting with staff members of The New York Times to discuss transgender issues.

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June 4, 2012

CeCe McDonald Sentenced Today; Supporters Still Fight

Today our thoughts are with CeCe McDonald, who faced sentencing in Minneapolis at the Hennepin County Government Center this afternoon.
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Violence Against Transgender People and People of Color is Disproportionately High, LGBTQH Murder Rate Peaks

The murder rate of people who are LGBTQH is at its highest, according to a recently released 2011 report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report also shows that transgender women, people of color, and youth and young adults are at a disproportionately high risk of being victims of what the NCAVP terms hate violence.

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May 21, 2012

NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality in a 62-2 Vote

President and CEO, Ben Jealous of the NAACP clarifies and cements its position on marriage equality for the LGBT community.
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May 21, 2012

Black LGBT Activists and Faith Leaders Launch NoWedge 2012

Black LGBT Activists and faith leaders gathered in DC to announce a new campaign: NoWedge 2012: A Memo to Black America to address the "wedge" tactics that have tried to divide and conquer Black communities.

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May 16, 2012

Janet Mock Empowers Trans Women with #GirlsLikeUs Campaign

Trans advocate and editor of People.com launches the #GirlsLikeUs campaign to empower trans women.
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May 14, 2012

Civil Rights Leaders Speak Out in Support of Obama's Stance on Marriage

Several civil rights leaders have been outspoken about their unwavering support of Obama’s endorsement for marriage for same-sex couples in the last week.
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May 10, 2012

Celebrities Speak Out on Twitter About Obama's Endorsement of Marriage Equality

Following President Barack Obama's historic announcement yesterday, celebrities are weighing in on their support as well.
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May 8, 2012

The Root and Pam Spaulding Discuss the Concrete Harms of NC's Amendment One

The Root's Nsenga Burton, editor-at-large, interviewed Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend in a gripping article and continuing effort to elevate awareness about the detriment of Amendment One in North Carolina, which is up for a vote today.

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April 25, 2012

NC NAACP Chapter Continues to Educate about Amendment One

Despite efforts to drive a wedge between the African American community and the LGBT community, the North Carolina NAACP chapter has continued to educate the community about the harms of proposed Amendment One.
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