Selma featured in HBO series We’re Here

Selma is used to being a media backdrop for stories about the struggle for civil rights. Monday, the city will be featured in a national cable show about a different struggle: what it’s like to be Black and gay in a small city in the Deep South. Selma will be front and center in the…

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Meet the Black Trans-Led Group Offering Care Amid Alabama’s Anti-Trans Bills — Rewire News Group

Amid a deluge of attacks on LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights, a Black trans-led organization in Selma, Alabama, is doing the work of uplifting and mobilizing communities in the rural South. Systemic health and economic disparities leave many rural Black LGBTQ people behind, and so the Knights and Orchids Society (TKO) meets people where they are and provides…

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Montgomery City Council blocks anti-discrimination ordinance.

The Montgomery City Council voted down an anti-discrimination ordinance Tuesday night, leaving supporters of the ordinance in a stunned silence and prompting Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed to issue dire warnings about the message the council sent. The 5–4 vote against the measure, which would have offered protections for minorities in a wide range of city…

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