Friday, July 17, 2009

OPINION: Civil Rights organizations whose traditional role has been addressing racial inequality must be equally vigilant about advancing LGBT rights

The Nation
July 13, 2009
Melissa Harris-Lacewell of The Nation:
LGBT communities and black communities are not separate constituencies. They are overlapping communities full of our own brothers, sisters, daughters, friends, preachers, and choir directors. To oppose equality of any kind for LGBT individuals is to oppose equality for black people. They are us, we are them. Empathy reminds us of that basic truth.

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