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ELIXHER | July 30, 2014

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Our Buzz 7.19.14: Raven Symone, Taraji Henson & More

July 19, 2014 |

This week’s installment of Our Buzz features Raven Symone, Taraji Henson, and more.Read More

What You Missed This Week 7.18.14: #IAMJADA, Trans Elders & More

July 18, 2014 |

14-year-old rape survivor Jada speaks out about viral photo; caring for our trans elders; and more news relevant to YOU. Stay in the know.Read More

New Doc Highlights Discrimination Within the Black Lesbian & Bi Community

July 18, 2014 | 6

“The Same Difference” is an hour-long documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians and bisexual women by Nneka Onuorah, an associate producer for BET.Read More

Tumblr Thursdays

July 17, 2014 |

Here are our favorite Tumblr finds from this week!Read More

Second Transgender Woman Killed in Baltimore Since June

July 17, 2014 |

The body of Mia Henderson, a 26-year-old transgender woman, was found in a Baltimore alley. Just last month on June 3, another transgender woman, Kandy Hall, 40, was found murdered in a Baltimore field.Read More

InspiHERed By: Monica Raye Simpson

July 16, 2014 |

This month ELIXHER spotlights North Carolina native, Atlanta-based director of SisterSong, a reproductive justice collective for women of color, and revolutionary soul singer Monica Raye Simpson.Read More

A Queer Sistah in The White House

July 15, 2014 | 3

Sistah Sinema founder Isis Asare recaps the first ever White House LGBT Innovation Summit. Read More

Still No #JusticeforJane

July 14, 2014 |

Jane, a 16-year-old transgender girl without criminal charges, has been moved to CT Juvenile Training School, a locked facility for boys. Her lawyers were not made aware of this transfer. Read More

Our Buzz 7.13.14: L Word Mississippi, The Fosters & More

July 13, 2014 |

This week’s installment of “Our Buzz” features Sherri Saum, Laverne Cox, and more.Read More

What You Missed This Week 7.11.14: Cherno Biko, ENDA & More

July 11, 2014 |

Stay in the know. Read news relevant to YOU. Read More

Laverne Cox Gets Nominated for Emmy, Makes History (Again!)

July 10, 2014 |

The breakout star makes history today as the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy Award.Read More

WATCH: Laverne Cox Talks TIME Backlash

July 9, 2014 |

Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox recently sat down with BET to talk about fame, what she has learned from working on the Netflix series, and backlash she received after appearing on the cover of TIME.Read More

WATCH: Maya Peterson Talks to Melissa Harris-Perry

July 8, 2014 | 4

Maya Peterson, openly gay former student body president at The Lawrenceville School, recently joined The Melissa Harris-Perry Show.Read More

What Lawrenceville’s Maya Peterson Teaches Us About Reverse Racism

July 7, 2014 | 1

Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, and for Maya Peterson, the first Black, female, and queer student body president of Lawrenceville School, one Instagram photo said more about racism at the nation’s most expensive prep school than her classmates bargained for. Read More