“In the wake of a national conversation about police violence and systemic racism that centers around the recent murders of black men, Jessie’s death is an awful reminder that police violence certainly affects Latin@ and LGBT communities.”
People shared stories of discrimination, bullying and fear of oppression and why they just want to be free to be themselves in their home state.
Say their names: Lamia Beard. Ty Underwood. Goddess Edwards. May they rest in power.
On January 27th, activists from around the country will converge on Jacksonville and in their home cities to stand in solidarity with Alexander on the day of her release and bring visibility to women who have been targeted for their resilience and survival.
Mercury is in retrograde right now, so I’m betting you could use a whole lot of affirming news that doesn’t disorient you, make you lose your wallet, or tempt you to completely change your life. Here it is!
“We recognize that not even a Black President will pronounce our truths. We must continue the task of making America uncomfortable about institutional racism. Together, we will re-imagine what is possible and build a system that is designed for Blackness to thrive.”
“Last night President Obama addressed the nation on a number of pressing issues ranging from Instagram to middle-class economics to the fact that climate change exists.”
The youth work group LGBT Youth North West just received a grant to take over the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre in Manchester and determine the feasibility of opening a school specifically for LGBT students.
Just one month into the new year, lawmakers across the country are introducing bills to erode LGBT rights any way they can.
Statements and changes on a number of important fronts came from the Attorney General and from Rikers Island this week.
The Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of marriage equality rights sometime this summer.
This case has already been successful in winning a platform for trans voices to raise public awareness about the contradictions and dangers of the prison system.
The bombing happened shortly before 11 a.m. with three employees in the building, back for their first day of regular work following the holidays. The building that houses the NAACP office is also home to an income tax center and Mr. G’s Hair Design Studio, a salon with predominantly Black customers.
From mounting revolutions to redefining realness, these are 25 women who made waves in the world this year.
After weeks of discussion on the subject, the agency has finally announced it will replace the current lifetime ban with a one-year restriction period for men who sleep with men.
“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
ENDA may have died in committee last week, but a bigger, better bill might take its place soon.
The FDA is the one politicizing the issue, not the blood organizations and medical associations that support lifting the lifetime ban.
Michigan picks up where Arizona left off and tries to “restore” the right to discriminate based on religious beliefs. Worse yet, the bill has better traction that a bill to protect LGBT residents.
Let’s talk about the ways women, communities and even institutions are responding to the situation in ways that can bring us hope.