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From yesterday’s post on Check It, the black gay gang that hangs out (and gets into trouble) at the Gallery Place Metro station, commenter Legba Carrefour responds to my point that organizations actually do exist to help LGBT youth:
Shani: Yes, those organizations exists and thank god for them. But the reality is that the overwhelming majority of the LGBT activism in this city has been historically based around the marriage fight and the inconveniences faced by gay, established adults. We’re still dealing with trans folks getting beaten for trying to take a dump in peace or getting murdered for just being outside and those organizations you mention are on tiny, tiny, TINY budgets compared to something like the HRC which sucks in nearly 50 million per year. That equal sticker you got from the HRC for donating doesn’t mean shit.
Excellent points, all.