Are you rooting for everybody black? Great! Use this post as a resource. Learn about ways to support the Black LGBTQ community.
Imagine being Black, a woman, and queer. All three have had a historically rough life. Now imagine being all three.
The LGBTQ community
It is all of our responsibility to speak out publicly against racism, systemic injustice, and police brutality, and to elevate voices and amplify stories of people of color, especially with the LGBTQ community. Below is a non-exhaustive list of resources that can help you find different ways to support the Black community and the fight to combat racism, discrimination, and police brutality. Clickheretogetinformationonsupport thesegroups.
A term used to describe a U.S. citizen of African descent. While this has become an acceptable term to use, it should be noted that some people prefer to use the term “black” because they find it more inclusive. For example, those who are of West Indian heritage may identify as “black,” but not as “African American.” It is best to ask the individual for their preference and not to assume.
Same Gender Loving:
The term “Same Gender Loving” (SGL) emerged in the early 1990’s with the intention of offering black women who love women and black men who love men a voice, a way of identifying with the uniqueness of Black culture in life.
A term introduced by author Alice Walker to describe women of color who are concerned with the oppression of other women. This term was introduced to embrace women of color who have felt left out of the “feminist” movement due to institutionalized racism.
Support the LGBTQ community
This is a partial list of some of the organizations around the country that provide services to the black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and SGL people.