Queer black women too often have to deal with being labeled selfish, rebellious, or white acting by the black community. But while that homophobia is real, many black people strive to be allies. This includes understanding why queer black women don’t always feel safe in their own communities and what they can do to help.
Sexuality isn’t a choice. So it may seem confusing to some when people say that they feel that their sexuality is fluid. But being sexually fluid doesn’t mean a person is confused. For a person to know and accept their sexuality as fluid, they must be self-aware. So let’s learn a little more about sexual fluidity.
Nearly one million adults in the US identify as transgender. And yet, most people know almost nothing about them. Why do we know so little about transgender people? Because they are systematically silenced on a daily basis. We don’t know them because, frankly, we don’t see them. So let’s confront some of the most common myths about transgender people and change our ways of thinking about them.