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LGBTQ People of Color

This entry describes the distinctions between different sexual and gender identities and how the development and navigation of these identities can be different for LGBTQ people of color. It discusses how LGBTQ people of color have to negotiate racism and sexism within mainstream, White, heterosexual-dominant or White LGBTQ spaces, as well as navigate heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia within ethnic/racial minority communities. It explores the use of an intersectional framework within research and practice, and how LGBTQ people of color experience identity from an intersectional lens, working through multiple and converging oppressions. In addition, the entry discusses how some LGBTQ people of color (particularly gay, bisexual, and queer [GBQ] men of color) may differentially experience oppression, and how GBQ men of color have points of access, ...

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