The Network

for LGBT Tobacco Control

Queer Youth of Color Plenary Panel

The best part of the conference has definitely been the queer youth of color panel today. The young people who spoke were on point and amazing in their analysis of the current pressing issues facing queer and trans youth of color today (homelessness, criminalization, incarceration, gentrification, etc…). They called for a shift in the priorities of the mainstream agenda away from marriage and other assimilationist politics toward a liberatory politics in which those who are most marginalized and oppressed within queer and trans communities are centered. They also made a strong push for more youth organizing models that support the leadership development and political consciousness raising/education of young people. I could not agree more with their “spot on” analysis and critique.  Word! #cc2010 #qnet

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February 6, 2010 - Posted by | Creating Change 2010

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