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Gender Identity

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Mom's Coming Out Day

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins //Produced by Malcolm Marshall, Dec 17, 2009

A young man tells the story of the day his mother came out of the closet and revealed that she likes women.

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Housing Projects for LGBT Elders Stalled Due to Economy

New America Media, News feature, Inga Buchbinder, Dec 09, 2009

The economic crisis has stalled the construction of many housing projects run by the public and private sector, and top among them is affordable housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors.

Dona Blanca

Grandmother Sells Fruit to Cover Medical Costs

Impulso, Profile, Miriam Reyes, Dec 05, 2009

A 76-year-old fruit peddler works the streets of South Los Angeles to meet medical expenses, maintain a sense of purpose, and help her family through tough times. She's made some friends along the way, too.

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Precious: The Black Matriarch as Villain

ColorLines, Commentary, Juell Stewart, Nov 28, 2009

There has already been considerable Oscar buzz surrounding both MoNique and Sidibe, and Precious has received numerous accolades, but beneath the film was something the writer found to be problematic: a reliance on the villainization of Black matriarch.

Murder of Gay Puerto Rican Teen Generates Talk of Equality

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Various authors, Nov 21, 2009

Last weekend in Puerto Rico, Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, a 19-year-old gay teen was found decapitated, partially burned, and mutilated and left by the side of a road. Youth Outlook asked young people their reactions to the brutal murder.

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Break the Silence on Domestic Violence

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Nov 19, 2009

The pattern in the shocking murder of Flor Medrano in Mid-City Los Angeles was all too familiar. There was long-term abuse by her sometime boyfriend. The abuse included verbal and physical assaults and accusations of rape.

Indian Summit, Defamation, Revolution & Romance

New America Now, Audio, Nov 13, 2009

This Week on New America Now: Obama holds a historic summit with Native American tribes, Yoav Shamir discusses his new documentary tackling anti-Semitism, and Carolina De Robertis talks about her book Revolution and Romance.

An Amendment that Punishes Women

El Diario/La Prensa, Editorial, Staff, Nov 13, 2009

Making health reform a hostage of the debate on abortion, as well as on immigration, is "outrageous," write editors of El Diario/La Prensa.

Precious is About Women I Know

New America Media, Commentary, G. Melesaine, Nov 10, 2009

The new film "Precious" celebrates a new kind of hero in Hollywood at a time when young, queer women of color in the inner-city are barely visible.


Putting Sexual Identity Aside to Get Ahead in the Military

New America Media, Q&A, interview by Carolyn Ji Jong Goossen, Nov 07, 2009

A military officer says dont ask, dont tell makes sense for gays and lesbians like her, who put their military identity above any other.

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