Saturday, August 06, 2016

"Queer Brown Voices" reading at Out Write is quite inspiring

The readings at 5 PM today for “Queer Brown Voices” at Out Write DC were indeed quite interesting.

I have ordered the book on Amazon and will be better able to identify the speakers when I review it on Wordpress.

The point was made that many LGBT people who fought hard for gay rights in the early days were people of color, especially Latinos.  The speakers noted that after the Pulse attacks, some media outlets were slow to report that Pulse had been popular with Latinos.

Likewise, LGBT people were quite active in resisting Castro and communism in Cuba, as evidenced in the Mariel Boat Life of 1980, which foreshadows todays asylee and refugee issues, which are now quite subtle (other posts).

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