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Racial Justice and LGBTQ Advocacy

Evolving Intersectionally

By Natalie Lorraine Ortega & Dominique Apollon

Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people of color have been focusing much of their energy on the marriage equality battle. Yet LGBTQ people of color—particularly young people—face problems ranging from involvement in the juvenile justice system to employment discrimination. Their advocates need instead to take into account their intersectional situation.

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