Growing up, as a child you're told what your gender is from birth, and what roles are associated with that. with that in mind I recall playing this game as a child called house. The rules and the roles, in the game of house were already defined and were gender specific. 

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WASHINGTON-- As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on cases concerning the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to anti-LGBT discrimination, hundreds of LGBTQ advocates from across the country are participating in the DC SCOTUS Discrimination Rally and calling out the efforts to legalize discrimination against marginalized communities, including Nakisha M. Lewis, a speaker at the rally and an advocate with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ/SGL people including people living with HIV/AIDS. In support of the rally, Lewis and David Johns, NBJC Executive Director released the following statements:

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 Today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a new report, Where We Call Home: LGBT People of Color in Rural America,  which examines the unique challenges of LGBT people of color in rural America and highlights distinct experiences across different communities of color. As the second publication in the Where We Call Home series, this report details how the structural challenges of rural life amplify acceptance of or discrimination against LGBT people of color. 

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WASHINGTON-- Bailey Reeves, at 17-years-young, and Bee Love, at only 18, became the 17th and 18th trans people murdered in the United States this year. Bailey, a trans woman of color, was found dead in Baltimore, Maryland, over Labor Day weekend. Bee, a Black trans woman, was found with her hands tied, shot and burned to death in her car in Clewiston, Florida. Too many trans women, and especially too many Black trans women are being murdered and it is beyond time that as a community we stand together and call for an end to these heinous acts. 

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Yesterday, eight coworkers from the advocacy group Bienestar Human Services were forcefully dragged out of the bar Las Perlas in Los Angeles after being harrassed by a couple using transphobic and homophobic slurs. The couple was allowed to leave the bar without incident, but the eight coworkers were forcefully removed without apparent cause.

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