Posts by Kimberley McLeod, GLAAD's Communities of African Descent Media Field Strategist

GLAAD Celebrates Bayard Rustin's Centennial

Saturday, March 17 will mark the 100th birthday of visionary and civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. Rustin, an openly gay African American man, worked for more than 50 years as an advocate and strategist for human rights.Read More

The Audre Lorde Project Celebrates its 15 Year Anniversary

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.Read More

Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart Discusses Racism and Homophobia

Arguing that both African Americans and LGBT people have been targets of violence and discrimination because of who they are, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart in his most recent column spotlights the shared struggles between both groups--including those who are at the intersection of the two communities, i.e, Black LGBT people and their families. Read More Spotlights African American Trans Trailblazers

Today, the online companion to the iconic monthly magazine that focuses on the African-American community, spotlights the contributions of transgender men and women to American history and Black heritage.Read More

Guest Post: Going Forward: Building on Faith and Community

As Black History Month comes to an end, Rev. Candace Hardnett, a Georgia-based pastor and LGBT advocate, reflects on the meaning of faith and community.Read More

Loop 21 Spotlights the Stories of Black Transgender Men

The Loop 21, a news and opinion site geared towards African Americans, recently highlighted the stories of black transgender men. In “Becoming a (Trans) Black Man,” editorial director, Chloe Hilliard, writes about how courageous young black transgender men use social media to document their transition.Read More

A Conversation with Clay Cane and Janet Mock

In honor of Black History Month, the Huffington Post Gay Voices “Voice To Voice,” a collection of interviews between LGBT authors discussing their work, queer life and some of the challenges of writing, spotlights the stories of African American LGBT people.Read More

I'm From Driftwood Spotlights Black LGBT Community

In honor of Black History Month, the storytelling project I’m From Driftwood spotlighted members of the Black LGBT community. The online video series which collects and shares LGBT stories from all over the world also made a commitment to feature more stories of all people of color and different ethnicities beyond this month.Read More
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