This Bridge Called my Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa

This is a free book offered. This book is written by two huge radical feminists of color: Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua. This book covers many topics such as feminism, women of color, racism in the feminist movement, solidarity between gay men of color and lesbians of color.

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ʺHow Could You Do This to Me?ʺ: How Lesbians, Bisexual and Queer Latinas Negotiate Sexual Identity with Their Families (2010)

This journal article is writen by Katie Acosta from Tulane University. She writes that there are 5 experiences queer Latinas go through with their families.

  1. Everything is cool.
  2. It makes me sad.
  3. I don’t care what you think.
  4. What good would it do?
  5. A fantasy world.

Katie posits that Queer Latinas go through different experiences with their families.

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Negotiating Our Membership: Factors leading Latina lesbians to develop a politicized collective identity (2014)

This is a project thesis headed up by Susana Rodriquez who attended Smith College. This paper is about how Latinas have to balance different identities when they are at the college campus. Queer Latinas run into what is called the “double minority” tern in which queer Latinas are part of two not priviledged groups: queer and Latina. She writes about how she came to campus and “came out” and was a attending a mostly white campus. She learned about power and oppresion in her classes on campus. She critiques some of the major identity “fathers” in missing the intersection piece.

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The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on GLBTQ Youth of Color (2007)

This publication focuses on the obstacles youth of color face with discrimination and racism.

  • Queer youth of color are less likely to be out to their parents
  • In research gathered at Black Pride events, Black youth said the church considered homosexuality a sin.
  • Youth of color say they feel they have to choose between culture and sexual identities.

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