By Eliott C. McLaughlinCNN. CNN Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot realizes being the first black woman and first lesbian to lead the city is monumental, but the real feat, she says, is taking down the city's historically well-fortified establishment.
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Does the power, privilege and oppression paradigm actually hurt the people it is supposed to be helping? To be strong and fearless. To meet challenges, to take advantage of opportunities, to prepare yourself to be in charge. Imagine being a black girl born when much of the United States was still segregated.
I am inspired by this new cadre of Black queer-led organizations driving the conversation in our communities. You all are doing racial justice work thru a Black radical, queer, feminist lens, and we also need to ensure that there is always intergenerational continuity. You are all dedicated visionaries, fierce activists, and compassionately committed organizers.
M arching down Market Street, Lenn Keller knew she was experiencing an extraordinary moment in history. For far too long, Keller, now 67, has watched the stories and accomplishments of her community fade from both memory and view. People are taught there are certain people who are considered throwaway people.
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As a black lesbianI have long been aware of the importance of visibility. For me, Lesbian Visibility Day 26 April is an opportunity to remind the world that we exist and that our experiences are valid. Most importantly, it exposes people to a myriad of depictions of lesbian identity and it provides a connection to those coming to terms with their sexuality.
Lori Lightfoot, a veteran community activist, wants a livable Chicago for more than tourists and downtown denizens. Chicago has been called the city that works — but most cities work for the residents with a measure of affluence. Now, as Chicago prepares to elect a new mayor, a black lesbian candidate is confident she can make the city work better for everyone.
News is a nonprofit independent media publication. Your tax-deductible contribution helps support our research, reporting, and analysis. As I prepare to celebrate Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion with my beloved friends in New York City, I reflect on the words of Barbara Smith, a founding member of the Black lesbian feminist Combahee River Collective.