From Pam's House Blend comes this great piece that askes several important questions.
Pride celebrations...haven't we assimilated? By Rev. Irene MonroeMore below the fold.
|Pam Spaulding :: Guest column by Rev. Irene Monroe: Pride celebrations...haven't we assimilated?|
While we all rev up each June for Pride so too do the fault lines of race and class in our larger and white LGBTQ community. In addition to Gay Pride events, there will be segments of our population attending separate Black, Asian, and Latino Gay Pride events. And oddly enough, the racial divide that is always evident at Pride events across the country shows us something troubling and broken about ourselves as we strive to be a community and movement. The growing distance between our larger and white LGBTQ community these LGBTQ communities of color is shown by how, for an example, a health issue like HIV/AIDS that was once an entire LGBTQ community problem is now predominately communities of color.