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A CALL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE IN THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT The criminal legal system has failed time and time again to uphold the most basic tenet of democracy, that of equality. The American criminal legal system is indeed broken, and has proven itself deeply dysfunctional, consistently dangerous, and quite literally deadly. Black people, many of whom are LGBTQ, bear the brunt of racial disparities in every facet of the institution, from arrests to sentencing. Nowhere is this more evident than in the killing of black people by police. As early as elementary school, black children are overly policed, resulting in the spectrum of criminalization referred to as the school-to-prison pipeline. We as LGBTQ organizations cannot back away from this outrageous injustice.
As we confront the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, one in a string of killings of African Americans by police officers or former police officers around the country, it is imperative that we take action. We must recognize that racial justice is an LGBTQ issue, that racial disparities in the criminal legal system are LGBTQ rights issues, and that the killing of black people by police is an LGBTQ rights issue. (Georgia Equality)
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Intersectionality has always played a huge part in driving the LGBT and black movement forward, finding community and solidarity in belonging to a minority group. With racial and sexual discrimination being most prominent in the 1960s-80s, with it came many inspirational activists advocating for justice and equality. To celebrate Pride month, we remember just a handful of black activists that progressed the LGBT+ and civil rights movement.
Without these incredible activists, the LGBTQ rights movement would not be where it is today. In honor of Pride Month, Global Citizen is celebrating the brave activists fighting for LGBTQ rights in places where it can be dangerous to do so, and the inspiring champions for change, without whom there might never have been a Pride Month. While certainly not an exhaustive list by any means, these are 15 LGBTQ activists you should know.
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket James Baldwin was at once a major 20th-century American author, a civil rights activist, and a prophetic voice calling Americans, black and white both, to confront their shared racial tragedy. This film biography of Baldwin’s life captures the passion of his beliefs with stirring excerpts from his novels and striking archival footage dating from the Harlem Renaissance through to the author’s commentary on civil rights to his writing retreats in Istanbul and Europe. Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, and William Styron provide insight as the program skillfully links excerpts from Baldwin’s major works to different historical stages in black-white dialogue. (87 minutes, Films on Demand)
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