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Netflix Fires Black Employee Who Organized Upcoming Trans Employee Walkout

Netflix has doubled down. According to The Verge, the online streaming giant has fired the Black (and pregnant) employee who organized the upcoming Oct. 20 walkout from the company. The woman, whose identity has not been released for fear of online reprisal and harassment, also declined to speak to the press about her recent termination. Netflix’s position is that the employee in question leaked internal metrics to the press — metrics which subsequently ended up in a special report for Bloomberg. The metrics, according to the outlet, detail how much the streaming giant paid for the controversial Dave Chappelle special, “The Closer,” which is at the core of the upcoming employee walkout on the 20th. “We have let go of an employee for sharing confidential, commercially sensitive information outside the company,” Netflix confirmed in a statement to the outlet. “We understand this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt with Netflix, but maintaining a culture of...

Google Supports Black Transgender Community With $500K Donation

During her life, queer activist Marsha P. Johnson was influential in advocating for the rights of Black transgender people. Today, is donating $500,000 to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute to help continue her work. “Through her advocacy for an inclusive LGBTQ+ movement and an end to police brutality, Marsha P. Johnson challenged the world to acknowledge the intersections of Black+ and Queer identity,” Maab Ibrahim, Inclusion Grantmaking Lead at, said in a statement . “’s efforts to end racial injustice and support LGBTQ+ organizations includes a grant to The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, an organization working to end violence against Black+ transgender women.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marsha P. Johnson Institute (@mpjinstitute) Named for the Stonewall uprisings figure, the non-profit institute is a response to the alarming number of deaths of trans individuals. Just this year, no less than 17 trans men and women were killed with...

Jul 2, 2020