Our community may share our identities as LGBTQ people, but we also come to the table with a huge array of other identities, all of which are just as important.

The means that when we talk about LGBTQ stuff, we also need to be talking about things like race and income and national origin. What does racism look like in our community? What are we doing about things like income inequality and poverty and homelessness? What is the experience of LGBTQ immigrants? If you aren’t quite sure how to begin the conversation, start by listening and learning. Hear the stories of queer people of color, listen to the needs of low-income people in our communities, find out what action is happening and join it. We must all stand in solidarity together.