Nico Lang

LGBTQ

How to Find an Incarcerated LGBTQ Pen Pal—and Why You Should

For people in prison, receiving letters helps remind them of their inherent value while locked in a system that can be especially dehumanizing for those who are LGBTQ.
Nico Lang
6.17.20

Black Trans People Need Critical Support and Care Right Now—And Forever

Thousands are demanding justice for Black trans murder victims including Riah Milton, Dominique Fells, and Tony McDade. They are also calling for an end to the abuse and endangerment of Black trans people, full stop.
Nico Lang
6.15.20
immigration

They Fled Persecution for Being Queer. Now They've Been Separated by ICE

Yanelkys and Dayana came to the US seeking asylum. Now one of them is stuck in ICE custody.
Nico Lang
6.15.20
body

Police Tactics Are Putting Protesters at Higher COVID Transmission Risk

Cops are foregoing masks and other PPE, and violating protesters' boundaries by pulling masks down, forcing them into crowded spaces, and more.
Nico Lang
6.11.20
police

How Pride Evolved From an Anti-Police Action to a Brand Sponsored Parade

Using San Francisco Pride as a case study, a new exhibition from the GLBT Historical Society examines how Pride became mainstream.
Nico Lang
6.8.20
LGBTQ

'In Survival Mode': The Pandemic Is Devastating the Black LGBTQ Community

Multiple indicators strongly suggest that Black LGBTQ people might be more likely to get infected with the coronavirus and to suffer severe complications from COVID-19.
Nico Lang
5.25.20
LGBTQ

Aimee Stephens Died Fighting for Trans Rights. Reports Still Deadnamed Her

Deadnaming has been widely discouraged by leading news agencies, including some that used Stephens's discarded name after her death on Tuesday.
Nico Lang
5.13.20
LGBTQ

LGBTQ Groups Are Trying to Sway Moms of Queer Kids to Vote Against Trump

“A lot of suburban women are mothers. Many have children who are LGBTQ, and they want to make sure that their rights are protected.”
Nico Lang
5.12.20
LGBTQ

The Census's Sex Question Sucks. But LGBTQ People Should Still Fill It Out

There still aren't any questions on the Census about sexual orientation and gender identity, but LGBTQ groups say queer people everywhere need to participate.
Nico Lang
5.7.20
LGBTQ

The Medical Workers Banned From Donating Blood, Despite Massive Shortages

“I’m a universal donor. Every time I see one of those emails that’s frantically calling for people to donate, it’s very frustrating.”
Nico Lang
5.4.20
LGBTQ

Blood Banks Are Needlessly Turning Away Gay and Bi Men's Blood Donations

The FDA eased its restrictions on donations from men who have sex with men. But the blood banks on the ground still say they can't take their blood and plasma.
Nico Lang
4.24.20
Coronavirus

Coronavirus Finance Troubles Have Hit LGBTQ People Extra Hard

Queer people are twice as likely to report being much worse off now than they were in 2019, in the face of the pandemic shutting down most businesses.
Nico Lang
4.23.20
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