The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, joins communities across the nation and world to recognize International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) . For over a decade, this solemn day has been dedicated to honoring the lives of people of trans experiences, globally, whose lives have been lost due to anti-trans violence. This year alone, there have been 25 deaths reported of individuals who identified as transgender or gender nonconforming—the majority being transgender women of color—and the year is not over.

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On this Veterans Day, our nation once again pauses to honor those who have served in our military and those currently serving. As the proud son and grandson of former Marines, I am forever inspired by the history and resiliency of Black veterans and servicemembers. For many Black veterans, including my family, the service was a pathway for both professional development and a means to lift their families out of poverty. These American heroes not only served honorably in defense of country, but they confronted and continue to overcome societal ills like racism and bias. This is especially true for Black transgender servicemembers who currently face a hostile Trump Administration that has publicly committed to banning them from openly serving. This in spite of the fact that many U.S. allies already allow open service for transgender people.

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Washington, DC – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), is the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same-gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS, is proud to partner with Out2Enroll, a national initiative to connect the LGBTQ community and allies with the new health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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October is a time when we celebrate tenacious resilience.  During this month we highlight the strategies, support and lessons learned to not only survive but to thrive. The untrained eye may think this prolific month is solely dedicated to the soldiers and survivors of breast cancer, but October is so much more. In October, we also celebrate the tremendous contributions that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community has made to American and global history.

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Washington, DC – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS, stands in solidarity with the family, friends and local Los Angeles, California community in demanding accountability and justice regarding the death of Gemmel Moore.

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