Good Thursday, ya’ll! Here is what’s on my radar today.
• Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez, an undocumented trans Latina activist, disrupts Obama at a White House gay pride event and calls on the president to release trans immigrants who are being held in detention. [The Guardian]
• Here is more information on asylum-seeking trans women who are locked in with men. [Fusion]
• In a win for anti-discrimination advocates, the Supreme Court ruled that federal housing laws prohibit seemingly neutral practices that harm minorities. [Talking Points Memo]
• Jessica Williams hires “Helper Whitey” in a hilarious commentary on the systemic habit of re-explaining things for women of color. [Colorlines]
• UN peacekeeepers face new sex abuse claims in the Central African Republic, following 480 reported cases between 2008 and 2013. [Al Jazeera]
• Money, hooded sweatshirts, gun-shaped objects and 9 other things white people take for granted. [MTV Decoded]
• Good news if you’re trans and work for the state because trans federal employees will finally be able to get health care. [Vox]
• Princess Nokia, Nicaragua’s Hall of Femme, and an all-trans mariachi band are some of the liberated Latinas represented in Latino USA’s podcast “Lady Liberty.” [Latino USA]
• Not sure how to be a good ally? Need another “how-to” list for your well-meaning white friends? Read Jamia Wilson’s guide for allied forces. [Rookie]
• Dark Matter’s Alok Vaid-Menon opens up about the pain and empowerment of choosing your gender on StyleLikeU’s movement for self-love and acceptance. [StyleLikeU]
Let us know what you’re reading in the comments.