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The Queer Community Should Stand With Black Lives Matter

Have you ever wondered why the queer community isn’t whining about Black Lives Matter taking over Pride Month? The fact is, we’ve already got so much awareness about LGBTQI+ life. And much of the systematic injustices over being gay or differently gendered in the western world have been removed or overturned. There’s still a long way to go, of course – especially in anti-gay countries … Continue reading The Queer Community Should Stand With Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Protest

Why Aren’t We Listening?

I still remember the quote as if it was yesterday. There I was, standing amongst a 40,000-strong rally at the tail end of the Marriage Equality Postal Survey. We were all engaged with the speaker who stood atop a makeshift stage, prepping us for the upcoming march. And then he said this: “We transcend race. We transcend gender. We transcend families. We transcend the world.” … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Listening?