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LGBTQ Leading To Greater Acceptance

By Charlotte Robinson, June 08, 2020
While America is finally beginning to take on racial disparities our LGBTQ community is patiently waiting to hear from the US Supreme Court to rule on workplace equality. Though more than 500 LGBTQ organizations from across the country signed onto a letter condemning racial violence & committing to the fight against it very few mainstream media outlets or organizations are addressing the fact that since 2013 over 170 transgender women & men have been murdered in this country with over 70% being of color. June is LGBTQ Pride Month as we wait to hear the US Supreme Court ruling on a trio of the cases including Altitude Express Inc. v Zarda & Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that center on men who were fired from their jobs for being gay & R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC & Aimee Stephens who passed away last month which focuses on a transgender woman who was fired after informing her boss that she was transitioning. Watching thousands of protesters march I hope when this decision comes down later this month our community will rise up to whatever injustices we may face & that all our allies will join our fight for equality as well. Over 50 years ago our LGBTQ community rose up against police brutality during the Stonewall Riots of 1969 resulting in the beginning of LGBTQ civil rights in this country. Now in 2020 LGBTQ Pride Month is a time to celebrate our authenticity & demand equality for our LGBTQ community as we also address the ugly reality of racism in this country & remember that our LGBTQ brothers & sisters comes from all walks of life & skin colors & unless we are all equal none of us are equal.
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