PRIDE & Racial Prejudice

What is the injustice we are solving?
We know that the LGBTQ+ community faces oppression on a daily basis, but what about people of color in the community? Aside from the discrimination they face as members of the LGBTQ+ community, these people also have to deal with the effects of racism from within and outside the LGBTQ+ community. We believe that both the general population and the LGBTQ+ community need to become more accepting of racial minorities, and we hope to achieve that through our project.
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Sameer J.

April 12, 2018

Intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community is a critically important issue, and I completely agree that there is a lot of work to be done to ensure we don't marginalize minorities within our own communities. I am very excited to learn more about your project.
Adrian B.

April 05, 2018

Hi Adara and Ana Paula,

We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Best,
Adrian
Adrian B.

March 29, 2018

Hi Adara and Ana Paula,

Just checking in about your project and the next steps. I wanted to make sure you are aware of the upcoming Mini-Grant Deadline - there is still time to remain eligible to attend a Peace First Challenge Accelerator if you complete your Compassionate Insight, Project Plan, and Mini-Grant application by March 31st.

We're excited about your work, and would love to be able to support it with a mini-grant of up to $250.

These tools can help you craft your insight, plan, and budget for your mini-grant:
https://www.peacefirst.org/understand-through-compassion
https://www.peacefirst.org/plan-your-project

Through your dashboard you can submit your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.

Let me know how I can help!

Best,
Adrian
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. :)