Black History Month

GUEST POST: Because our stories are also our weapons

The Counter Narrative of Atlanta was founded out of a commitment to amplifying the voices of black gay men. It hopes to both build political power and simultaneously disrupt problematic narratives around black gay men. Narratives that far too often reinforce and perpetuate the stigma endured by black gay men.

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February 13, 2015

GLAAD Black History Month profile: the Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey

Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey is the first ordained black lesbian pastor of the United Methodist Church. In her work, she proudly represents both the black and LGBT communities as a minister, educator, and activist.

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February 7, 2015

#KnowBetterDoBetter for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, February 7, 2015, the nation will observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s NBHAAD theme, “I Am My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS” challenges everybody to work toward eliminating health disparities by ramping up HIV prevention efforts.

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Snapshots: Michael Sam, why immigration matters, LGBT Russians, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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February 28, 2013

Filling a void in the blogsphere: Monica Roberts for Transgriot

As the first African American trans woman to create a news outlet that focuses on trans women of color issues, Monica Roberts, creator of TransGriot, is continuing to raise visibility for black trans women and the everyday challenges they face.
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Nevin Caple's Mission to Change Intercollegiate and Professional Sports

GLAAD sits down with Freedom Sounds founder Nevin Caple to discuss her personal history as an LGBT athlete and how the Br{ache the Silence Campaign is advancing acceptance within women's collegiate athletics.
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Kye Allums Discusses his Personal History as a Transgender Athlete

Kye Allums, the first transgender athlete to play Division I basketball, interviews with GLAAD in celebration of Black History Month.
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February 19, 2013

TPOCC: Advocating for Trans People of Color During Black History Month and All Year Long

The Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) is a 3 year old non for profit organization founded by attorney, professor and activist Kylar Broadus. TPOCC is the only national social justice organization that promotes the interest of trans people of color. GLAAD, during the month of February, sat down with Kylar to discuss the current and future projects of TPOCC.
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