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Ellie Desautels Talks NBC's 'Rise' and the Need For More Trans Stories Onscreen

Representation matters to all communities, but it is particularly important for marginalized groups who continue to face discrimination.
Aaron Barksdale
3.21.18
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Bayard Rustin is the Gay Civil Rights Advocate We Need to Honor for Black History Month

As one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest advisers, Rustin had an important role in fighting discrimination against people of color.
Aaron Barksdale
2.26.18
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Marsha P. Johnson Was a Transgender Rights Pioneer Who Fought for LGBTQ Minorities

Johnson's pivotal role on the frontline of the Stonewall Riots, to establishing her own shelter for homeless queer youth, made her a POC and trans rights icon we should be thanking this Black History Month.
Aaron Barksdale
2.12.18
The Rundown

As a New Generation Inherits the AIDS Pandemic, Complacency Isn't an Option

Your guide to HIV/AIDS advocacy, what’s working, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
12.1.17
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LGBTQ Activists Organize a ‘Zombie’ Protest Against HRC's Wells Fargo Ties

"This is about recognizing where the LGBTQ movement has failed. And who it has left behind.”
Aaron Barksdale
11.2.17
The Rundown

On Spirit Day, Millions of People Stand up Against Anti-LGBTQ Bullying

Your guide to what’s working in bullying prevention, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
10.19.17
The Rundown

Ahead of Elections, German Lawmakers Take Aim at Russia’s Fake News

Your daily guide to what’s working, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
8.9.17
Rise Up

The Latex Ball's HIV Advocacy Highlights Young Queer People of Color

The ballroom scene targets young queer people of color and reaches them in a way that no other intervention does.
Aaron Barksdale
8.2.17
Rise Up

Twitter Puts Trump in His Place After Tweets Banning Trans Troops

The internet was not here for Trump's transphobic triggering remarks.
Aaron Barksdale
Ana Wu
7.26.17
Rise Up

A Conversion Therapy Survivor Is Fighting To End The Practice Nationwide

This dangerous and discredited practice is still legal in most parts of the United States.
Madeline Moitozo
Lily Lieberman
7.13.17
Rise Up

This A Cappella Group That Promotes Diversity is Competing in Regionals

They live for the applause of a worthy cause.
William Wu
7.10.17
The Rundown

Punk-Rock Icon Henry Rollins Explains America’s Issue With Poor People

Your daily guide to what’s working, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
7.10.17