As we look at the Civil Rights Movement in the past 20 years we see a lack of participation of America's prominent Civil Rights leaders and their organizations relative to addressing Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer issues. Is the Civil Rights Movement to conservative to tackle LGBTQ concerns?
Civil Rights, the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.
Is the Civil Rights Movement like Hip Hop in that it claims to be inclusive yet deep within its doctrine lies homophobia? Why aren't there LGBTQ mainstream leaders within the Black Civil Rights Movement? Isn't Civil Rights rooted in Human Rights for all?
How can Black leaders within the Civil Rights Movement organize marches, protests, and demonstrations thwarts police brutality, racial discrimination, income inequality, housing inequality, etc., and not put the same effort, fervor, and energy behind LGBTQ issues and concerns?
As of right now President Barack Obama is the leading mainstream political voice openly supporting LGBTQ issues; however, we need more of our established Black organizations to take a stand!
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Will we see LGBTQ issues be ignored in the next 20 years? Will we continue to avoid addressing our personal biases of LGBTQ issues? Will we continue to allow our religious ideologies to control our views on constitutional issues concerning LGBTQ issues?
"...Remember, it was once taught the Black man should be enslaved because he was cursed by Noah, and it was a Biblical right to enslave him and his children." -FALSE!
At some point we must understand life is bigger than our religious and cultural doctrines. No one should be told who they can and can't love...it's not legal, constitutional, nor is it the American way!
I charge (all) especially LGBTQ to challenge leading Black Civil Rights Movements and Organizations to include LGBTQ in it's upper leadership chambers and to create task-forces within their movements and organizations to march, protests, and demonstrate inequality relative to all LGBTQ issues and concerns!