2016 Has Been A Mixed Bag For LGBT Politics

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According to NPR, marriage equality has complicated LGBT activism and 2016 has been a mixed bag for LGBT politics. NPR cited the Lawyers’ Committee’s executive director:

“Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal urges Americans to keep working on LGBT issues regardless of who wins the election. And he thinks the challenge will be in finding support and resources for issues little discussed on the campaign trail and not as simple as marriage equality. He cites HIV/AIDS and protections for transgender people, particularly transgender people of color.”

“‘We don’t talk about the needs of these communities that are at the intersection of oppression, because it’s not as sexy,'” said Espinoza-Madrigal. “‘It doesn’t have a white picket fence attached to it. It doesn’t have a wedding ring attached to it.'”

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