There is so much going on that it is actually very difficult for me to find a subject on which to comment.
I’ll take a bit of personal privilege just to say a bit about my own personal struggle/growth/decisions as of late. As an African American male, I have been working through my own self-identification within the plethora of initials that are LGBTQI-SGL. Many members of my community of color self-identify as Same Gender Loving. I think this choice of letters as a point of reference for my gender expression and sexuality has sparked some serious thought for me.
Most importantly, it has forced me to think about all of the work that I have done in this movement in a new way. Unsurprising to many, I have viscerally felt the issues and concerns of “Queer” persons of color as being subsumed into the the larger movement that is mostly addressing the issues of persons of European descent. I have discerned that I must find a way to actually deal with this so that, at least for myself, the voice of persons of color stands on its own equally but not placed under the umbrella of what is supposed to be the LGBTQI movement.
I will think on this more as I process…
But this voice and self-identification issue is a solid shift in my world view and my place within.