• Colin Jones

    There are tons of assets in queer communities, but this framework is weirdly cheerlead-y and largely devoid of substance. HRC has a long, well-documented, and very recent history of sexism, racism, and transphobia. They have a large war chest because they are most accountable to wealthy, white gay men and companies that market to LGBTQ folks. It’s hard to think of a less reliable relay partner. Let’s instead talk about the power of intersections and coalition building — the growing grassroots movements to integrate changework across communities.

    Instead of focusing on homogenous groups of middling effectiveness, talk about QTPOC groups doing incredible work with limited resources, e.g. [email protected] Coalition, Southerners on New Ground, Contigo Fund, National Black Justice Coalition, Familia, or the Council of Two-Spirit Societies. Also groups like the Movement for Black Lives, Groundswell Fund, UnidosUS, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice who are deeply rooted in communities of color and do an incredible job of engaging queer and trans people.