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Gay White Privilege

Dear Gay White Brothers

Chris Cormier | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

I hope we don't soon forget what silence felt like when hatred was directed at us, and instead reach back through that door. In this legacy-defining moment, what choice will you make?

Remembering Andre Gray

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.

Examining My Own Privilege as a Gay-White-Cis Male

Tyler Oakley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tyler Oakley

It was like a switch flipped and I could see: privilege played (and will continue to play) a role in so many parts of my life, and by acknowledging and understanding that, I can use my inherent privilege to stand up to systematic inequality.

From Margins To Sinner: My Experiences As A Queer Southerner Moving North

Brandon Thomas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Thomas

I feel that Southern queers could learn a thing or two about understanding privilege that many of them enjoy. Working on other issues that aren't necessarily "gay issues" may actually help to bridge whatever perceived divides there are between people of color and white gay folks.

Gay White Male Angst: Clutching The Pearls Of Privilege

Richard Lyon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Lyon

We have long had problems with inclusiveness within the LGBT world. Pundits frequently express concern that the gay quest for respectability will be tainted by association with transgender folk. Racism within the gay community has a long and shameful history.

Vagina Dialogues And White Gay Men: A Lenten Discipline

Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D.

I want to make a confession. (This is Lent, after all, and I'm also an Episcopal priest.) I confess my own failures to connect the dots among sexism, racism, and homophobia and my failure to act on those vital connections.