Today is the annual National Coming Out Day, where LGBTQ people are encouraged to be out and proud about their sexuality and gender expression as a way to raise awareness and build support for LGBTQ people.
An organization that I am working with, Basic Rights Oregon, has a new video series out that celebrates people of color in the LGBTQ community. Specifically, the three videos highlight the experiences of Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander and African-American LGBTQ folks.
The mainstream LGBTQ community often marginalizes the experiences of queer and transgender people of color, so this series does the important work of bringing those unique voices to the forefront.
Happy Coming Out Day!