LGBTQ+

Shante Wolfe-Sisson. Black person looks at the camera.

WATCH: Advancing Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump [VIDEO]

Alabama-based organizer Shante Wolfe-Sisson talks to Colorlines about why it’s important to include Black women, transgender and nonbinary people in conversations about reproductive justice.

Scarlett Johansson. White woman with shoulder-length blonde hair.

QTPOC and More Respond to Scarlett Johansson and Her Privilege

“Pose” actress Indya Moore: “Why compare trans people and poc to trees and animals?”

pride flag and person in a beauty pageant sash at San Juan pride parade in 2018

READ: A Push to Rebuild Safe Spaces For LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and recent legislative challenges to their rights, members of Puerto Rico’s queer community are working to restore life-saving spaces.

Stonewall Inn. Neon red signage reads "The Stonewall Inn."

Black Trans Woman Heckled, Nearly Arrested at Stonewall Inn

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, owners and predominantly White patrons reportedly threatened to call the police on a woman who asked the LGBTQ+ community to advocate for her Black trans sisters.

Stonewall Inn. Middle aged person stands outside the bar holding a large rainbow flag.

Watch As National LGBTQ Wall of Honor is Unveiled at Stonewall Inn

Co-chair Nicole Murray Ramirez: “A movement that does not know where it came from does not really know where it’s going.”

Stonewall Inn. Many signs posted out front, including one reading  "Stop the Hate."

LISTEN: Stonewall Activists Tell Their Own Stories in New Podcast Episode

StoryCorps passes the mic to the elders of the LGBTQ+ community who started a movement.

Aaron Philip. Black woman with blonde hair slicked down with rainbow boa around her neck, large sunglasses and a septum ring.

Aaron Philip Covers Paper Mag, Talks Image and Identity With Naomi Campbell

Philip is billed as the first Black, trans disabled model to sign with a major management company.

AIDS quilt on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

ICYMI: HIV Prevention Drug PrEP to Be Covered by Most Insurance Plans

At $2,000 per month, the pill is currently inaccessible to most of the people who are at highest risk of contracting HIV.

Exterior of Metropolitan Museum with crowd on steps

Voguing Stars Take Center Stage at The Met

Dancers slay for a large crowd and judges outside the famed museum.

Stonewall Inn. A sea of rainbow Pride flags and marchers in front of Stonewall Inn.

NYPD Apologizes for Stonewall Raid, 50 Years Later

Activists say nothing has changed in the way the police interact with LGBTQ+ people of color.

Two rows of books, on the top there are three book covers including from left to right shout out anthology, kings queens and in-betweens, if it makes you happy. on the bottom two books including  all of us with wings and like a love story.

#ColorlinesReads: 5 LGBTQ+ Young Adult Books You'll Love

This year, celebrate Pride Month with five LGBTQ+ of color-focused titles for teens—or for yourself!

Billy Porter. Black man in white-brimmed black hat in black and white outfit.

WATCH: 'Pose' Star Billy Porter Says He Stands Up For 'Little Black Sissy Boys'

Porter in his “Actors on Actors” interview: “The ones who are told that their existence on the planet is unworthy, they’re unworthy of living.”

Chynal Lindsey. Black transgender woman in a gray sweater and purple lipstick.

Dallas Police Turn to FBI After Second Black Trans Woman Killed

Police chief asks for assistance to look for evidence of hate crimes in the homicides of Chynal Lindsey and Muhlaysia Booker.

Close-up of Johana Medina Leon

Transgender Asylum-Seeker Dies After Pleading for Medical Attention

Johana Medina Leon had chest pain while detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then she died.

Alibi Lounge. Street shot from bar in Harlem showing flags and NYPD cruiser.

Rainbow Flags Burned Outside Harlem Bar on Eve of Pride

Alibi Lounge is dubbed the “only Black gay lounge in NYC.” Governor Andrew Cuomo directed New York’s Hate Crime Task Force to investigate the incident.

Marsha P. Johnson. Illustration of a bust of the public art monument.

NYC to Honor Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera With Monuments

The sculptures are billed as the first public art monuments in the world to honor trans women.

People on steps at Connecticut Black Reproductive Freedom Rally. Three Black women stand in front of banner with megaphone.

Activists Unite for Black Reproductive Freedom Rally

Activists from nine organizations stood up for Black people’s bodies on the steps of Connecticut’s State Supreme Court.

GLAAD. Shadowy figure of man waving pride flag on a boat.

Hollywood Still Struggles With Representation of LGBTQ+ and Trans People of Color

GLAAD’s newest diversity report shows a drop for LGBTQ+ characters of color and improvement with regard to trans characters.

Ben Carson. Black man in black suit and white shirt sitting leans into tiny microphone

HUD Rule Allows Homeless Shelters to Deny Admission to Transgender People

Young transgender people of color, especially Black youth, experience disproportionately high rates of homelessness.

outside shot of Manhattan's federal courthouse

Two Dozen States and Cities Sue Trump Administration to Protect Reproductive Rights

The lawsuits seek to block the “conscience rule,” which allows health care providers to deny abortion care and other legal medical services.