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Monthly Archives: August 2011

“So You Think You Can Dance” Lesbian Gets Criticism

August 31, 2011 |

So You Think You Can Dance’s Sasha Mallory says she’s proud to be a lesbian, but that she didn’t come out during the show because it wasn’t relevant to the competition. The eighth-season runner-up has been receiving criticism for her decision.Read More

One Day Our Change Will Come: A Call to End Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

August 30, 2011 |

Ja’briel Walthour, a transgender advocate and children’s book author, shares her personal story and calls for the end of violence against trans women of color.Read More

Sat., September 3: SWEAT! The Official Labor Day Weekend Kick Off Party

August 29, 2011 |

The last party of the summer (and possibly the year). Bring your flags. Bring your rags. Wear your country’s colors. All are invited. Come ready to SWEAT!Read More

InspiHERed By: Morgan Mann Willis

August 29, 2011 | 1

InspiHERed By spotlights phenomenal women in the Black queer community—everyone from artists to activists. Each week ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us to dream bigger, laugh harder, and love deeper. This week we chat with Morgan Mann Willis, a New York City-based writer and consultant.Read More

What Two Bloodied Tragedies Can Teach About Transgender Women of Color

August 26, 2011 |

LGBT publication, The Advocate, examines the recent attacks against transgender women of color and the disproportionate rates they face violence.Read More

Week in Review – Click, Watch, Read

August 26, 2011 |

Police have confirmed the death of a 19-year-old college student who was brutally beaten in the early morning hours on Friday, and whose attackers shouted anti-gay slurs and kicked him in the face.Read More

Mitrice Richardson: $900,000 Settlement Tentatively Reached

August 25, 2011 | 1

The parents of Mitrice Richardson have reached a tentative $900,000 settlement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to the Los Angeles Times. Richardson’s partial skeletal remains were discovered in August 2010 in a Malibu ravine nearly one year after she vanished upon release from jail.Read More

Trans Advocate Janet Mock Questions CNN Anchor Don Lemon’s “Sensitivity Chip”

August 25, 2011 | 1

Janet Mock, transgender editor and transgender rights advocate, spoke out against Don Lemon’s offensive interview with Chaz Bono, Isis King, Laverne Cox, and Harmony Santana.Read More

ANTM’s Isis King and Actress Laverne Cox On Being Transgender in America

August 24, 2011 | 3

Earlier this week, America’s Next Top Model contestant Isis King, actress Laverne Cox and other “trailblazers in the transgender community” (like actress Harmony Santana who made her debut in the Sundance Film Fetsival’s Gun Hill Road and Chaz Bono) appeared on a panel to discuss being transgender in America.Read More

Staceyann Chin Writes Open Letter to Her Unborn Child

August 24, 2011 | 1

In a heartfelt letter to her unborn child, the Jamaican-born poet and feminist addresses the critics, dispels myths about pregnancy, and makes a pact with her son or daughter.Read More