people of color
Day of Silence begs the question: What will you do to end the silence? This is an important probe, especially when it comes to LGBT young people of color, as it asks for a unified front to battle the discrimination and bullying that LGBT youth endure in the school environment. Their safety and academic success is at risk due to fear of bullying and harassment.
Yesterday, 'The Daily,' a news app for iPad launched in early 2011, published an article featuring transgender people sharing their own histories in relation to memorable moments in media and pop culture.
Momentum is building as the hearing and trial for CeCe McDonald approaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The community is encouraged to attend the hearing scheduled for April 24. CeCe was the victim of a violent transphobic and racist assault during the summer of 2011.
In November 1996, the Audre Lorde Project (ALP) found a home in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. Since then and for the past 15 years ALP has helped LGBT people of color and allies in New York City and beyond.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, founder of BrokenBeautiful Press and co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project, writes about the legacies of June Jordan and Audre Lorde who spoke up in the face racism, sexism, and homophobia in publishing and in their communities.