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Black Out: Understanding LGBT Advocacy and Black Communities

  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues 104 West 29th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

Black LGBT communities have always been at the intersection of racial justice and LGBT activism, although their continued invisibility within these movements have marginalized their voices due to homophobia and racism. Although pioneers such as James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Audre Lorde and Bayard Rustin used activism to advance racial justice and LGBT issues, there is still more work to be done. LGBT Black communities experience a unique form of discrimination at home and within faith institutions, schools, workplaces, health facilities and communities. This session, co-sponsored by Funders for LGBTQ Issuesand Third Wave Fund, will examine how leaders and organizations connect racial and LGBT identity to secure social justice for LGBT people.

Earlier Event: November 15
NYC National Portfolio Day
Later Event: December 11
Manhattan Youth Council Session