January 9, 2013
Dear NYTimes: LGTBQIA People of Color Have Style + Brains + Identities Too

janetmock:

I’m tired of being erased from history, pretending that trans women and people of brown/black/red/yellow/etc skins do not matter, don’t have brains and stories and substance and identities and loves and lives that should be elevated. 

This erasure is violent and dangerous and needs to change. We as a LGBTQIA community can not let this just go on. We can’t take crumbs and say, “Well they covered us, right? Look they have Santiago Cortes in the piece + he mentions a drag queen in his Ivy League essays!” No, we must say:

“Cover us in all our glorious intersections and diversities or LEAVE US ALONE. We’ll tell our own stories.”

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    PREACH. Thank you Janet Mock. Again and again. The NY Times decides LGTBQIA folks are mostly white and we’re all just a...
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