Existing research shows that both Black and LGBTQ youth often face unique challenges at school related to their marginalized identities. Although there has a been a substantial research on the experiences of Black youth and there is a growing body of research on LGBTQ youth in schools, there has been little research examining the intersections of these identities – the experiences of Black LGBTQ students. This report explores those experiences.
According to the 2019 National School Climate Survey, 34.7% of Black students experience both racist and anti-LGBTQ victimization at school. Therefore, it’s important to take intentional steps to make your GSA (and your school) inclusive of Black LGBTQ+ students. This resource will provide some guidance on concrete steps you can take to make your GSA more inclusive.
The TV show "Pose" shone a light on the vibrant culture and history of ballroom, a predominantly Black queer form of expression. Indya Moore and Dominique Jackson speak about what the representation of Pose means for Black trans people.