IDAHOT is celebrated annually on 17 May to commemorate WHO's decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990. IDAHOT was created in 2004 and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries, whether in triumph or in defiance.
Despite undeniable progress under Obama, “Holler If You Hear Me” powerfully portrays the uphill battle so many black LGBT people face when they are forced to choose between their faith and “living an authentic life.”
“Just as Dr. King recognized that intersectional allies were invaluable to the Civil Rights movement, the modern LGBT movement is only strengthened when we recognize the many identities present in our community.”
President Obama is nominating Eric K. Fanning, a close civilian adviser to Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, to be the secretary of the Army, an appointment that would make him the first openly gay secretary of a military branch.
"...Transgender detainees make up less than one percent of the estimated 34,000 people held in detention, yet made up 1 out of 5 confirmed instances of sexual assault in immigration detention facilities."