So you’re black? How does that feel?

Posted by a friend who knows what to do with her privilege, Kayli Carter, on Instagram, and I couldn’t agree more with what she said.

Maybe there is a reason Trump thrust the rights of GLBTQ people into the forefront right on the anniversary of both National Loving Day (remembering the landmark US Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, decriminalizing interracial marriage) and the anniversary of the horrific mass killing at the GLBTQ club Pulse… (a straight up, all out, blatant attack on LOVE in both cases) at the same time as the biggest movement against racism that has existed in most of our lifetimes. Independently, both groups have struggled for… well… forever.

But what would happen if the black and GLBTQ communities (the ones who don’t already co-exist in both) got together? And what if the black Latino and Latino POC communities joined them? And the women who don’t want to be paid off to be quiet about abuse? Together, that’s one massive group of people.

Together, it would most easily be possible to take down the greatest threat to humanity I’ve ever seen: the Orange Gruppenführer. Together, we could show the grand Trump that America is only great without him staining the Oval Office and our place in the greater world. The only way Trump will make America great, is by exiting, stage left. Enough is enough!

Please read this amazing post by a beautiful black trans woman and her struggle to matter.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿
“If all lives matter, then get out here and HELP ME MATTER!”
~Nicole Walters

The Black Butterfly

2020 is truly giving us an Oscar worthy performance. From the plot twists, evil villains, and fallen heroes, at every turn, I keep waiting for the camera to showcase a new scene in what has become the thriller of some of our lifetimes. It seems like a great epic film, a mini-series even, with each month revealing more and more about the cast of characters assembled.

It is so eerie to me that in June of 2020, we are viewing many topics on our screens: a corrupt president, Pride month, the murder of innocent Black people, and a worldwide pandemic. All at once. I don’t think even Stephen King could have pulled off such an epic feat.

In my 28 years of life, I’ve seen life through three different lenses:

  1. As a gay man.
  2. As a trans woman.
  3. As a black person.

Each lens has exposed me to different aspects…

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