We need to talk about inequality in equality movements.

It’s an unexpected problem, and one that is especially present in the push for LGBTQ rights. The LGBTQ movement has long been critiqued for focusing on white gay men above all others. Anyone deviating from that description often experiences tension in a movement that claims to include but commonly excludes them.

But there’s one group that especially needs attention in this conversation of misplaced focus: transgender women of color. Holding multiple marginalized identities leaves them vulnerable to layered violence and discrimination, and that can extremely risky — sometimes, deadly. Read more…

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