Diary of a Straight African Ally-in-Training: “LGBT Issues Aren’t Just about Homophobia”

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Thoughts from an Ally-in-Training: “Up until this point, I never really watched the way I said things. But now, when my words are reaching out to people from many walks of life, I’m realizing that there’s so much more at stake than my “learning” process.”

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This is What Africa’s Resistance Looks Like: Uganda’s First LGBT Clinic Opens in Kampala

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From the “Kill the Gays” bill to a brand new LGBT clinic in the capital city of Kampala; this is what LGBT Africa’s resistance looks like.

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4 Films about LGBT Muslims Everyone Needs to Watch

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Here’s a very short list of films featuring the experiences of award-winning LGBT Muslims around the world with links to purchase or watch them online. Leave your reactions, reviews, and recommendations for more in the comments section.

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INTERLINQ-ED: Media about LGBTQ Diaspora Around the World May 18th-24th

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Welcome to this week’s edition of INTERLINQ-ED, where we highlight news and media about and relevant to LGBTQ people of color, diaspora, and racial or ethnic minorities around the world.

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Call for Submissions From Muslim-Identified LGBTQ People of Color

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“But when do we ever hear from queer Muslims themselves, about their everyday lives, about their hardships and triumphs, their families and lovers–or, simply, what keeps them centered, devout, inspired?” Do you identify as a Muslim, queer/trans woman of color? Submit your story!

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VIDEO: What a’ Gwaan? Beenie Man Apologizes to LGBT Community for 10 Years of Homophobic Lyrics

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Beenie Man releases a video apologizing to the gay community for his homophobic lyrics. He hopes it will put an end to all the controversy surrounding his music. But is his apology too little, too late?

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Mi Queertura: Latina, Lesbian, Woman Are Not Mutually Exclusive

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“We are afraid of being abandoned by the mother, the culture, La Raza,for being unacceptable, faulty, damaged… to avoid rejection, …

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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

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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

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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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