LGBTQ People of Color and Discrimination

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people of color experience multiple sources of societal discrimination in the world. While LGBTQ people face heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in society, LGBTQ people of color may experience racism and other oppressions in addition to LGBTQ discrimination. For instance, Beverly Greene termed the oppression that African American lesbians face as a triple jeopardy of heterosexism, racism, and sexism. In this entry, the microaggressions and overt discrimination that LGBTQ people of color experience are described, as well as the resilience that LGBTQ people of color may develop as they navigate multiple oppressions. In addition, the discrimination experiences that LGBTQ people of color have and liberation movements that LGBTQ people of color participate in around the world are described.

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