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
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?
No group will ever take to the streets and burn things up for no reason. They always need a cause. And the ones happening across the US right now are no different. Nearly everyone has heard of the name George Floyd – the man who died with a policeman’s knee jammed in his neck. Many more would have heard of Amy Cooper – the woman … Continue reading What Are These US Protests Really About?