Almost nine in 10 young trans people have considered suicide, according to LGBT charity Stonewall. Chelsea Manning is no exception, having attempted multiple times to take her own life.
“The point for me,” said one 41-year-old African-American who works in Silicon Valley, “is that black people in America can trust no one but each other. This world means us harm and nobody has our back; you’d have to be a fool to believe otherwise.”
Forty years ago last fall, the late Richard Pryor took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for a gay rights fundraiser and delivered what was perhaps the most incendiary monologue of a career that was both famously -- and literally -- combustible. What the audience of 17,000 mostly gay, white men anticipated was to be regaled by the