July 10, 2014
micdotcom:

‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox just made TV history in a huge way 

When you watch the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, you will witness living history: For the first time ever, a transgender actor’s name will be read aloud as an Emmy nominee.
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micdotcom:

‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox just made TV history in a huge way 

When you watch the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, you will witness living history: For the first time ever, a transgender actor’s name will be read aloud as an Emmy nominee.

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July 6, 2014

(Source: athe0s, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

July 5, 2014

micdotcom:

The unprecedented progress America has made on marriage equality in 3 charts 

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July 1, 2014

So happy to see his union, the United Federation of Teachers, and others around the country, taking part in PRIDE.  Workers rights are Gay Rights.  And Woman’s Rights.  And Black Power.  And Latino/a pride.  Lets get the Unions fighting harder for us all!

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Filed under: 1U 1Union 1UPride Labor LGBT PRIDE 
June 29, 2014
Obama uses embassies to push for LGBT rights abroad

June 22, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"I told her: ‘You know that feeling you get about Dad? Well I feel that way too. About a girl.’"

humansofnewyork:

"I told her: ‘You know that feeling you get about Dad? Well I feel that way too. About a girl.’"

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Filed under: LGBT Coming Out 
April 2, 2014
pozmagazine:

Young Black Gays in Atlanta Getting HIV at Breakneck Pace
A staggering 12% of young gay black men in Atlanta are contracting HIV each year, an incidence rate exceeding that of almost all other previously recorded figures in the world’s wealthier nations. At this rate, a sexually active black man who becomes sexually active at age 18 has a 60% chance of becoming HIV positive by the time he hits 30.

Oh.  Perhaps this has to do with FAILED FUCKING EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SUPPORT STRUCTURES.  #FuckCapitalism

pozmagazine:

Young Black Gays in Atlanta Getting HIV at Breakneck Pace

A staggering 12% of young gay black men in Atlanta are contracting HIV each year, an incidence rate exceeding that of almost all other previously recorded figures in the world’s wealthier nations. At this rate, a sexually active black man who becomes sexually active at age 18 has a 60% chance of becoming HIV positive by the time he hits 30.

Oh.  Perhaps this has to do with FAILED FUCKING EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SUPPORT STRUCTURES.  #FuckCapitalism

(via anarcho-queer)

March 9, 2014
amprog:

In most states, it is perfectly legal to fire someone for being LGBT.

amprog:

In most states, it is perfectly legal to fire someone for being LGBT.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

February 6, 2014

Yeah.  Fuck this shit.  Trans-murder being “less than ‘normal’ murder” is the same as black murder.  Or gay murder.  Or disabled murder.  Being less important than ‘normal.’

To be clear.  All of the above are true.  White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy (thanks, bell hooks) at its finest makes sure this is true.  But we should stop looking the other way.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City: Justice for Islan Nettles protest, January 30, 2013.

Chanting “Not one more!”, over 100 people protested in bitter cold outside New York Police headquarters in lower Manhattan January 30 to demand justice for Islan Nettles. 

Nettles, an African American trans woman, was brutally beaten in Harlem on August 17, 2013. She died from her injuries five days later. 

Eyewitnesses reported that a man named Paris Wilson attacked Nettles, shouted anti-trans and anti-gay slurs, and beat her while she lay helpless on the ground.

Wilson was charged only with misdemeanor assault. The charges were later dropped. 

Trans community activists say the NYPD failed to question witnesses, gather evidence or even check on Nettles’ condition in the five days following the attack. 

Community members say this is typical of how police in New York and around the country look the other way in cases involving transphobic violence, especially against trans people of color. 

The protesters are demanding answers from District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Police Commissioner William Bratton, including a full report to the community on the status of the investigation and an audit of all NYPD precincts for their conduct in investigating crimes against trans people. 

They promised to continue mobilizing to win these demands. 

The action was organized by the Transgender/Cisgender Coalition, ACT UP NY, Luz’s Daughter Cares, TWOCC: Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater NY, STARR: Strategic Trans Alliance for Radical Reform, LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, and others.

Photos and report by redguard

January 18, 2014
Vladimir Putin: gay people at Winter Olympics must 'leave children alone'

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