People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color

The Untold History of LGBT Latino Activism

Growing up in a working-class community around East L.A. after arriving from Mexico, I was always surrounded by Latinas and Latinos. Yet I always felt a little different. And although I later began to meet more Latinas and Latinos like myself, I always felt that there was an absence of LGBT Latino leadership. I soon realized that it wasn’t so much a lack of leadership, but rather that the narrative of LGBT activism was constructed in a way that purposely ignored people who looked like me.

http://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/the-untold-history-of-lgbt-latino-activism
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February 8, 2013

Making black history for gay rights

Last spring when President Barack Obama announced his “evolving” support for marriage equality, many conservative groups were confident it would woo black voters to their side and ultimately deliver a death-blow to the president’s reelection bid. They, as is often the case, were certain that President Obama’s words would create a divide in “the black church” and the overall black community. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

Washington Post
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February 6, 2013

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