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.
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!
American efforts launched out of embassies at administration’s direction have met support and criticism for gay rights activism
With gay pride parades taking place in many cities accross the world this weekend, the US role will be more visible than ever. Diplomats will take part in parades and some embassies will fly the rainbow flag along with the Stars and Stripes.
"I told her: ‘You know that feeling you get about Dad? Well I feel that way too. About a girl.’"
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
In most states, it is perfectly legal to fire someone for being LGBT.
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.
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
Russian president vows no discrimination but says gay people must observe law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’