Presence, Power, Progress: Queer Asian Pacific Islander Conference in Washington DC

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The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is hosting “Presence, Power, Progress” this July 19 to 22, a conference in …

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From YouTube to Policy: The Role of Media in Legal Advocacy for LGBT People of Color


With the EEOC ruling that discrimination against trans people is sex discrimination, and thus, prohibited, what does the future of trans rights legislation hold? More specifically, what does this mean for gender non-conforming people of color?

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15 Ways Straight People Can Support International Day Against Homophpobia


International Day Against Homophobia is coming soon! Check out some things you can do to participate and become a better ally.

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Coming Out as Capitalist in Queer Spaces

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“I generally find coming out as ‘queer’ in corporate and tech spaces much less intimidating than coming out as an ‘economic consultant’ in queer spaces.” Our newest contributor, Lola Kutty, shares her experience being ostracized from anti-capitalist spaces due to her job as a consultant.

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ORAM: Providing LGBT-Friendly Support for Refugees from Africa and the Middle East


The majority of LGBT refugees flee to the West from Middle Eastern or African countries. But even in their new homes, they encounter rejection and extreme hardship. The Organization for Refuge Asylum and Migration (ORAM), is working to change all that.

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Hometown Homophobia: Reflections of a Straight Ethiopian Ally

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“My first encounter with a gay Ethiopian didn’t come with a big a-ha moment. Yet, as I look back at my journey to more proactive alliance and advocacy of LGBT Africans, it’s clear that this moment was the catalyst that brought about the stepping stones that led me to this point.

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Philly Trans-Health Conference Addresses Health and Wellness for Trans People of Color

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Join 2000 people for the 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference — the largest trans-specific health conference in the world — from May 31st to June 2nd, 2012.

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Janet Mock Launches #GirlsLikeUs Campaign to Empower Trans Women of Color

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The motivation for Janet Mock’s Twitter campaign, #GirlsLikeUs, is clear. Girls like CeCe McDonald and Paige Clay, girls like Mock, are simply not valued in the prejudiced eye of the media. But we can change that.

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The Lost Bois: Transforming Queer Hip Hop through Black Feminism


Trick Question: What do you get when you mix gender, queerness, hip hop, and black feminism? A.O, B. Steady, and a revolution that makes you want to sing, skip, and shimmy.

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Inspired by Pariah: Coming Out as a Nigerian “Boi”

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As the strapless lilac dress found its awkward place on my body, the delicate layer of my personal confidence dropped mercilessly to the floor… “You only compliment me when I’m wearing clothes I don’t want to wear,” I complained, “I don’t feel pretty. I feel stupid.”

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