Lin-Manuel Miranda sorry ‘In The Heights’ ‘fell short’ on representing dark-skinned Afro-Latinos


Anthony Ramos and Melissa Barrera in the musical ‘In the Heights.” By: Sandra Gonzales\Cnn Lin-Manuel Miranda is asking for some paciencia y fe, saying in a note posted to social media on Monday that he will do better representing Afro-Latinos in his future projects.vMiranda’s statements come days after “In The Heights,” a musical about a vibrant and diverse LatinxContinue reading “Lin-Manuel Miranda sorry ‘In The Heights’ ‘fell short’ on representing dark-skinned Afro-Latinos”

Germany: Sinti, Roma face systemic prejudice


Some 76 years after the Nazi genocide that aimed to wipe out Germany’s Sinti and Roma communities, there has been progress in education equality for Europe’s largest minority group — but discrimination remains.  Despite all the progress made, the Sinti and Roma minority has not achieved education equality in Germany “You’re nothing, you can’t doContinue reading “Germany: Sinti, Roma face systemic prejudice”

Uncle Frank, COVID, and the LGBTQ+ Mental Health Crisis


Bill Smith/Theadvocate.com The recently released movie Uncle Frank gutted me. It’s the story of Frank Bledsoe, the cool uncle to his teenage niece, Beth, who Frank encourages to find a world bigger than the repressed society where they grew up in rural South Carolina in the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Closeted to his family and battling addiction,Continue reading “Uncle Frank, COVID, and the LGBTQ+ Mental Health Crisis”

5 financial factors impacting the LGBTQ community


June’s Pride Month marks a month of celebration, education and reflection for members of the LGBTQ community and its allies, and while there’s a lot to celebrate, there’s a lot to reflect on as well. © lazyllama / Shutterstock Financial issues for the LGBTQ community   Over the last 10 years, the LGBTQ+ community hasContinue reading “5 financial factors impacting the LGBTQ community”

Fresh: Over 200 major companies sign Supreme Court brief in favor of LGBTQ workers


Somewhere in the United States today. A gay or Transgender individual is losing their job for simply being themselves and it is completely legal. Yesterday, more than 200 major U.S. and international corporations signed an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court on Tuesday arguing that excluding sexual orientation and gender identity from federal civilContinue reading “Fresh: Over 200 major companies sign Supreme Court brief in favor of LGBTQ workers”

What Waking Up Transgender in America Feels Like


Cisgender allies: Put yourself in our shoes. By: Jessie Earl/The Advocate.com   I’m going to be entirely honest. I’m so damn tired. I have been sitting here, staring at a blank computer screen trying my best to muster up the energy to write. I want so badly to explain to you the anger, sadness, pain,Continue reading “What Waking Up Transgender in America Feels Like”

NAACP: Georgia votes for Democrat Stacey Abrams are being changed to Republican Brian Kemp


  Georgia’s NAACP claims that votes intended for Democrat Stacey Abrams are being changed to Republican Brian Kemp By Matthew Rozsa/Salon Com The Georgia NAACP is filing a complaint claiming that votes for Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams in that state’s race for governor have been changed to Republican candidate Brian Kemp. The NAACP’s state conferenceContinue reading “NAACP: Georgia votes for Democrat Stacey Abrams are being changed to Republican Brian Kemp”

Denmark:Photo of Danish policewoman and Muslim hugging at demonstration goes viral


Ayah, a wearer of the niqab, weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen. Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix A photo of a police officer hugging an emotional niqab-wearing woman at a demonstration in Denmark on Wednesday has become one of the country’s mostContinue reading “Denmark:Photo of Danish policewoman and Muslim hugging at demonstration goes viral”

How white women use strategic tears to silence women of color


 ‘Often, when I have attempted to speak to or confront a white woman about something she has said or done that has impacted me adversely, I am met with tearful denials and indignant accusations that I am hurting her’ Photograph: Caro/Alamy The legitimate grievances of brown and black women are no match for the accusationsContinue reading “How white women use strategic tears to silence women of color”

July, Straight Pride Month?


He said his column “That’s Life” in the Dixon Independent Voice on friday was “tongue in cheek.   Ted Hickman, the vice mayor of Dixon, California (23 miles southwest of Sacramento), Declared July 1, was the start of  Straight Pride Month. In his column he writes “ We are different from them.  We work, have families,Continue reading “July, Straight Pride Month?”