Pictured above is the “Progress Flag”, designed by artist Daniel Quasar in 2018. Quasar’s goal was to put greater emphasis on inclusion and progression in LGBTQIA+ movements, by including black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of color, along with the colors pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag.
Healing, Allyship, and Action:
Even as individual people, each one of us holds dozens of different identities, all of which are deeply interlaced to make us who we are. Race, sexual orientation, and gender are identities in particular that have deep and true impacts on how we navigate through social settings, the opportunities available to us, the difficulties we face, and more. It is essential to acknowledge these intersections as we move continuously forward in creating safer, more equitable, and more inclusive communities.
The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arberry, and Tony McDade bring to bear the painful reality of racial injustice in America. In times like these, when social injustice grips our national, local, and university communities, The Stronger Together Dialogue Series seeks to provide opportunities for healing, effective allyship, and action that creates a better world. Visit the Stronger Together page on the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement site for more information and opportunities to join these conversations.
Below please find resources, readings, and tools that specifically speak to the intersections of race, sexuality, and gender in regards to issues of racial injustice in the U.S. and across the world.
Readings/Media on the Origins of LGBTQ+ Pride & Racial Justice
- Queer Pride Is Going Back to Its Protest Roots
- an open letter to the lgbtq+ community about #blacklivesmatter and pride
- Hearing the Queer Roots of Black Lives Matter
- Police Brutality (and why it is an LGBTQ issue)
- 10 Documentaries About Being Black and Queer in America
- 5 Podcasts at the Intersection of Pride Month and the Black Lives Matter Movement
Readings on Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color
- Why Are Black Women and Girls Still an Afterthought in Our Outrage Over Police Violence?
- The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019
- Why Police Violence Against Women of Color Stays Hidden
- The Legal System Has Failed Black Girls, Women, and Non-Binary Survivors of Violence
- Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color
- The Lack of Mobilized Outrage For Police Killing Black Women Is an Injurious Erasure
Toolkits & Resources
- Being An Ally to Queer People of Color
- GLAD’s Racial Justice Resources
- Power in Partnerships: Building Connections at the Intersections of Racial Justice and LGBTQ Movements to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline
- Reforming Police and Ending Anti-transgender Violence
- Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice (An Anti-Racist Organizational Development Toolkit for LGBT Equality Groups and Activists)
Intersectional Perspectives on Race, Sexuality, & Gender
- Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics
- The Urgency of Intersectionality
Organizations & Groups to Follow and Support
- Black Trans Media
- Trans Women of Color Collective
- The Crunk Feminist Collective
- Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
- For the Gworls
- The Okra Project
- The Marsha P. Johnson Institute
- Black Trans Travel Fund
- INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color Against Violence
- BIWOC* Rising
- Black and Pink