Gay is Not the New Black, Why the LGBT Movement Needs to Get Off its Racist Asses and Deal with Race
This is a really excellent article about how LBGT racism is hurting our organizing efforts. Mostly dealing with the fallow-out around prop.8, the article takes the critique beyond the racist backlash of LGBT commentators fallowing the November or the failure of No on Prop.8 to reach out to communities of color. The analyzes the structural racism in our community and how it is crippling our organizing efforts and dividing our community.
I found it on the Facebook page Gay is Not the New Black.
Two choice nuggets:
"But Kate Kendall, (of) the
“Lawrence Ellis is among the LGBT organizers of color who saw the failure
When the campaign declined to air those ads, they turned their attention to doing get-out-the-vote work in their communities. “With two days notice, we got hundreds of volunteers,” says Ellis, suggesting what would have been possible had the No on 8 campaign resources been better used. “Any campaign has to make strategic choices, but not building a true coalition, where you get to leverage existing networks—that is a fatal flaw.” (P.4)”