Unlike last year, LGBTQ issues did not figure as prominently in the news media. But don’t be fooled. Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work, gutting nearly every protection put in place by former President Barack Obama.
When I accepted the role of executive director in April of 2019, it was with an intentional desire to shape the future of this organization and enable LGBTQ folks from all walks of life to truly see themselves in the future of the movement for equal rights and protections.
Wherever you went, from Harlem to Brooklyn, queer people and our allies were in full force. Most of New York’s famous museums had LGBTQ exhibits. … the Village Voice photographer who captured the Stonewall Uprising, as well as other pivotal events in LGBTQ and New York City history.
There are large populations of people of color, indigenous persons and queer individuals who call the mountains their home. Often forgotten by their own country, these marginalized communities stand in the face of adversity every day.
What has often been underreported or used as a footnote, however, is the unique vulnerability of the LGBTQ community of adolescents and teens to both suicidal attempts and completions, as well as self-harm.