If I had seen trans and queer representation in the media, and trans and queer people of color
in the media, it would have definitely been different.
We must remember that not all queer people benefited from the recently won policy battles, especially trans folks and queer people of color
Women and queer people of color
are routinely harassed on popular dating apps, (http://www.
Also on Saturday, Nneka Onuorah's striking film debut, The Same Difference, shines a long overdue spotlight on the unique challenges facing queer people of color
These uneven landscapes produce obstacles to appearance for migrants, queer people of color
, and others who must navigate political action in and through racialized regimes of (in)visibility (El-Tayeb, 2012), differential economies of attention (Bickford, 1996), and unequal access to "public sphere" and institutional spaces (Staeheli et al.
Murray's project is not interested in lesbians nor does it explore the similarities between queer people of color
living in North America and queen and gay Bajans.
The literature focusing on the psychosocial repercussions of heterosexism in the lives of queer people of color
suggests that they are at increased risk for psychosocial distress due to the impact of heterosexism and racism.
While serving as guest editor for this issue of ColorLines, I also spent the winter discussing sex with young queer people of color
, as part of promoting my new book.
This line, "my race, too, is queer," raises the question: What can be learned from examining the "queering" of race not only in terms of looking at queer people of color
at the experiential level, but from--additionally--looking at the social and legal underpinnings of these connected systems of oppression?
Why do we seem so grateful for Will & Grace, when queer people of color
go largely unrepresented in the media?
Black LGBT Pride celebrations started as a way to reconcile these two identities, providing a safe space for queer people of color
to build community and find a sense of self.
The voices of fat queer people of color
are challenging this colonized paradigm, which exists in mainstream and queer culture alike.