15 Ways Straight People Can Support International Day Against Homophpobia

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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

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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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The D Word: Breaking the Silence about Depression in Queer POC Communities

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“I can’t tell you what the root of my depression is. I can tell you the many places in my life where i feel unaccomplished. Alone. Sad. Hopeless. I know that there are people who “have it so much worse.” But i compare myself to no one. I am carrying my own weight.”

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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

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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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LGBT Film Festival Partners with Queer Women of Color Organizations Support QWOC Filmmakers

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The Boston LGBT Film Festival partners with local community-building organization and Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) to diversify film festival offerings and supporter base.

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Religion and Homophobia: Rainbow Power in the Pulpits

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“The church is one of tradition, of un-questioned tradition. But it’s not a religious battle that is being fought in our churches, it’s a battle of fear; fear of change, fear of things not being what they have always been.”

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Ugandan LGBT Activists Sue American Evangelist for Inspiring "Kill the Gays" Bill

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The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a federal lawsuit against Scott Lively, on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda, a LGBT advocacy group in Uganda. The suit alleges that Lively’s involvement in anti-gay efforts in Uganda, including his active participation in the formulation of anti-gay legislation and policies aimed at revoking fundamental right from LGBT persons constitutes persecution.

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