Melania Trump and the ‘Gimme Culture’

Ebony , Commentary, Posted: Jul 19, 2016

According to this writer, Melania Trump’s plagiarized Republican National Convention speech was just the latest in a long line of instances where White folks have stolen Black people’s work.


Dear Mom, I Need You


We’Ced Youth Media /New America Media, First Person, Alice Evergreen, Posted: Jul 06, 2016

Parents should be open-minded and accepting, especially when it comes to their trans children, but I know this is not always the case.


What It’s Like to Grow Up Queer and Purepecha


Coachella Unincorporated, Profile, Paulina Rojas, Posted: Jun 27, 2016

Alejandra Zamora, a community activist in the Eastern Coachella Valley, says growing up LGBTQ and Purepecha made her see "how different I was."

Gay Arabs Traumatized by Orlando Massacre


Arab American News, News Report, Ali Harb, Posted: Jun 17, 2016

After a suspected extremist killed 49 people at the gay club in Florida, the tragedy hit home for many LGBTQ Arab Americans.


Undocumented Victims of Orlando Shooting Face Unique Challenges


Fusion, News Report, Jorge Rivas and Rafa Fernandez De Castro, Posted: Jun 17, 2016

Victims without legal status in the United States face an additional set of challenges in the wake of the Orlando mass-shooting.


An Islamic Argument Against Homophobia


New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Jun 16, 2016

The often fatal homophobia against the LGBT community within Islam stems from a misreading of the Quran and its message of justice, tolerance and empathy.


In Rural California, Students Advocate for Better LGBTQ Support Services


Coachella Unincorporated, News Report, Olivia Rodriguez, Posted: Jun 16, 2016

A survey of 600 young people by a group of students in the Eastern Coachella Valley found that 1 in 10 identify as LGBTQ.

The Anger Uncovered by the Orlando Shooting


Ebony, Commentary, Posted: Jun 14, 2016

In our collective grief, we cannot disconnect the violence experienced by LGBT people from that experienced by people of color. To do so renders those of us living at such a violent intersection invisible. According to a 2014 National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs report 80 percent of LGBT and HIV-affected homicide victims in 2014 were people of color. The majority of homicide victims (60 percent) were Black and 15 percent of homicide victims were Latino. More than half (55 percent) of victims were transgender women, while 50 percent of homicide victims were transgender women of color.

Ex Wife, Club Goers Say Orlando Killer Was Gay


Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jun 14, 2016

A former classmate of Mateen at the Indian River Community College police academy, said they had went out on a date in 2006.

After Orlando, We Refuse to Live in Fear


Jet, News Report, Posted: Jun 13, 2016

Unfortunately, the Orlando shooting came out of a “perfect storm” of anti-LGBTQ sentiments. The hate speech of politicians, religious radicals of all faiths, and citizens alike, has resulted in the death of dozens of people. Furthermore, this tragedy uncovered the ugly truth about what happens when people don’t realize that we are all intersectional beings—Black and gay, Muslim and queer.

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