Remezcla: This Photo Archive Holds the Untold History of Colombia’s Trans Community

Remezcla: This Photo Archive Holds the Untold History of Colombia’s Trans Community. “Each photograph is a gateway to many stories. That’s what the Bogotá-born artist Manuel Parra, known as Manu Mojito, learned early on as he met the trans ‘mothers’ of Colombia’s capital. These women shared with him vintage photographs from their family albums — of parties, beauty pageants, pride parades and of complex lives that had gone unnoticed by most of society. Then, almost eight years ago, Parra conceived the idea of Colombia Trans History. He imagined an archive of images, taken from the photo albums of trans women, that could weave together an alternative telling of trans women’s history in relation to what had been narrated by the predominant media of the times, which usually framed trans women as criminals.”

Out: Facebook Won’t Ban Fake News, But They Will Ban PrEP Ads

Out: Facebook Won’t Ban Fake News, But They Will Ban PrEP Ads. “Facebook rejected ads to raise awareness of PrEP, telling the New York medical provider Apicha Community Health Center that they weren’t ‘authorized to run ads about social issues, elections or politics.’ Apicha provides health services to communities in particular need, including Asians and Pacific Islanders (API), LGBTQ+ people, and people affected by HIV/AIDS.”

Vancouver Courier: B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives collection has been digitized

Vancouver Courier: B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives collection has been digitized. “The collection also reflects a broad range of LGBTQ2+ experiences and activities in the Vancouver area from the 1960s through to the present — including Aboriginal drag performers and HIV/AIDS activists, LGBTQ2+ community seniors, transgender activists, youth groups and LGBTQ2+ religious groups. It documents the evolution of a traditionally marginalized community, which has been historically underrepresented in archival holdings.”

Popsugar: Apple’s New Gender-Neutral Emoji Are Here to Make Your Keyboard More Inclusive

Popsugar: Apple’s New Gender-Neutral Emoji Are Here to Make Your Keyboard More Inclusive. “Your iPhone keyboard is about to get a whole lot more diverse, thanks to Apple’s new iOS 13.2 software. The update boasts a whole host of inclusive emoji, including couples and families with different skin tones and tons of gender-neutral variations of existing human characters.”

BBC: Transgender people treated ‘inhumanely’ online

BBC: Transgender people treated ‘inhumanely’ online. “Researchers analysed 10 million posts on the topic of transgender identity, shared from the UK and the US over a period of three-and-a-half years. They said more than 1.5 million of them were anti-trans. Other common transphobic themes of online posts included misgendering people – purposefully labelling somebody as a gender that they do not identify as.”

Silicon Republic: Cork’s unique LGBTQ history preserved forever in digital repository

Silicon Republic: Cork’s unique LGBTQ history preserved forever in digital repository. “Documents detailing the history of LGBTQ activism in Cork, including newspaper articles and photos, have been added to the Digital Repository of Ireland.”

UNCG Now: UNCG Documents LGBTQ+ History In The Triad

UNCG Now: UNCG Documents LGBTQ+ History In The Triad . “Which North Carolina city has done the most to advance inclusive laws and policies for the LGBTQ+ community According to recent rankings by the Human Rights Campaign, it’s Greensboro. The city has a vast, economically and socially significant LGBTQ+ population, and the city has worked hard to better support these individuals over the years. In order to preserve the history of this community, UNC Greensboro launched the first-ever large-scale initiative to document the LGBTQ+ history of the Triad region.”