The only way to begin to understand unique intersections of identity is to listen to the perspectives of people who’ve lived those experiences.
So to learn what it’s like to be Black and queer, you have to listen to the stories of Black LGBTQIA+ folks. In this video, members of the Black queer community speak up about the unique trials and triumphs they’ve faced.
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To learn more about the Black gay community and the specific struggles they face, check out the following:
- Ain’t I A Man: Being Black and Gay in a World that Honors Neither
- 5 Challenges Black Gay Men Face and How You Can Support Them
- How the Black Community Can Be More Supportive of Black Queer Women
This video was produced by Basic Rights Oregon. Basic Rights Oregon works to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. Check out their website for more information, follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Join their Racial Justice newsletter here.