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Gay White Privilege

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

Tyler Oakley | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay 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 11.06.2012 | Gay 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 08.14.2012 | Gay 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 05.19.2012 | Gay 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.