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FIRE Initiative and Race Equality Archives

The Defense of Marriage Act and Undocumented Immigrants

Ariel Eure explains why we need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act in order to keep binational families together.

by Ariel Eure | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

HIV/AIDS Inequality: Structural Barriers to Prevention, Treatment, and Care in Communities of Color

article icon Issue Brief Russell Robinson of the University of California, Berkeley Law Working Group on HIV and Inequality and Aisha Moodie-Mills discuss the need for a holistic approach to eliminating racial disparities in HIV/AIDS treatment.

by Russell Robinson and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, July 27, 2012

The Unfair Criminalization of Gay and Transgender Youth

article icon Issue Brief Jerome Hunt and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills overview the unfair experiences LGBT youth go through in the juvenile justice system.

by Jerome Hunt and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, June 29, 2012

Event: Invisible Lives

This event will feature engaging conversation on marriage equality and other issues impacting black gay and transgender Americans.

| Friday, June 22, 2012

President Obama Sparks Momentum with His Announcement on Marriage Equality

Recent polling shows same-sex marriage is gaining strong support from African American leaders and voters.

| Friday, June 22, 2012

Support Grows for Marriage Equality Among African Americans

The mainstream media is only telling part of the story about where different races and ethnicities stand on both marriage equality and other equal rights issues for gay people, writes Jeff Krehely.

by Jeff Krehely | Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Real Reason Blacks Won’t Abandon President Obama Over Marriage Equality

The black community’s support for President Obama is not only about accepting a broader understanding of family but also social and economic policies that help their communities, write Sophia Kerby and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills.

by Sophia Kerby and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, May 17, 2012

President Obama Can Come Out on Gay Marriage

Sam Fulwood III is skeptical the president’s re-election chances will be harmed by supporting marriage equality.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The State of Gay and Transgender Communities of Color in 2012

Melissa Dunn and Aisha Moodie-Mills examine the state of gay and transgender communities of color in 2012.

by Melissa Dunn and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, April 13, 2012

Race-baiting to Stop Marriage Equality Is Wrong

Julie Ajinkya slams the conservative organization for its hateful tactics, which are sure to backfire while uniting progressives.

by Julie Ajinkya | Thursday, March 29, 2012

Filling in the Data Gaps on Black Gay and Transgender Americans

The Center for American Progress brought together advocates last week to discuss a report on the largely unrecognized hardships in the black gay community that won’t be solved by marriage equality alone.

| Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jumping Beyond the Broom

book_alt2 icon Report Aisha C. Moodie-Mills looks at issues facing black gay and transgender Americans, and makes recommendations on how to improve the lives of those in this community.

by Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Advancing Gay and Transgender Equality Abroad

Both President Obama and Secretary Clinton made important steps this week for the advancement of LGBT rights worldwide, but some challenges still remain, writes Jeff Krehely.

by Jeff Krehely | Friday, December 9, 2011

LGBT Equality Within the Church

Aisha Moodie-Mills and Sally Steenland talk with Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley, co-pastor of the Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., about his work toward LGBT equality within the church.

by Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, Sally Steenland, and Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley | Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Kids Are Not Alright

Black gay and transgender youth are especially vulnerable to bullying and harassment, writes Danielle Moodie-Mills. Congress needs to pass laws that are inclusive of the needs and safety of all students.

by Danielle Moodie-Mills | Thursday, September 8, 2011