I think a serious social issue I would like to bring to the table is racism and black LGBTQ+ individuals who are discriminated against. Even in this growing age of understanding for one another there is still racism that festers in our communities, especially towards Black individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. This is important to me because:
- There are many black people in the LGBTQ+ community that are harassed everyday, myself included.
- Racism as a whole is a serious problem within the United States, and all over the world. The more we talk about it and stop pretending it’s not there, the better.
- Its not talked about enough how black LGBTQ+ members aren’t given the same value as other white members. Their seen more as outcasts and don’t get the same sort of help, even from other black individuals.
You can read more about it in this article: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbtq-rights/news/2021/07/13/501484/black-lgbtq-individuals-experience-heightened-levels-discrimination/