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Adrian B.

February 02, 2018

Hi Adara and Ana Paula,

Thanks for posting this project! You're addressing a vital issue--the multiple forms of marginalization LGBTQ+ people of color face, and the ways that racism in the LGBTQ+ community makes that worse. I'm glad you're thinking about ways to address this injustice!

The next step is to take a deep dive into understanding this injustice. Are there people who are directly affected by this issue who you are able to talk to? It's also helpful to talk to people who perpetuate this injustice, as well as people who are already trying to solve it. Once you work to understand the root cause of this injustice, you'll be able to determine a solution that addresses the problem at its root. Here's a toolkit to help you get started: https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/test-project-3/dashboard/understand-injustice

One other way that you can deepen your knowledge is by research and reading. Here are some great organizations that focus on queer and trans people of color: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-guide-to-queer-qtpoc-organizations-in-the-us_us_5824b64ee4b0e89dd9ee7e8f

And some important blogs and readings about/by rad queer/trans activists of color:
www.bgdblog.org
https://mashable.com/2017/06/30/lgbtq-trans-youth-activists-of-color/#OMYMc72UtkqW
https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/03/homophobic-transphobic-black-stereotype/
https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/01/unique-queer-poc-struggles/
https://www.allure.com/story/janet-mock-why-i-stand-by-reina-gossett-marsha-p-johnson
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/state-of-emergency-for-tr_b_5792722.html
https://www.them.us/story/dear-white-gay-men-stop-protecting-white-supremacy

There are so many more out there, too! Let me know if this is helpful, if you'd like more information or leads, and if there are any other ways we can support you. Thank you for your work on this important issue!

Best,
Adrian
Adara H.

February 04, 2018

Thanks for all of the great resources, Adrian! They will definitely help us further our project.
Adrian B.

February 05, 2018

You're very welcome! Please let me know how we can best support you. :)