17 July 2014

Young LGBT People Of Color

A gay Dominican man describes where he lives--the South Bronx--as a "major gayborhood".

When I was spending a lot of time in the LGBT Community Center in New York, I noticed a lot of young African-American and Latino were coming in.  Some remarked that they felt unwelcome, as the Center was run by whites (mostly gay men) and is situated in a neighborhood that was whitening.  They all told me that there are "lots of" gay and trans people in their communities, even though outsiders don't associate them with the rainbow, so to speak.

And all of those young black and Latino and Asian people told me they faced difficulties both within and outside their home turf.

So, the information in this graphic did not surprise me:


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