A Message to White Gays

Author: Erin Heaney

White queers: the first Pride was a riot. We love the slogan on the T-shirt. We love the signs and the parties and the parades. I love being queer because we’re fighters. Today, we need all of showing up to fight the forces against us. Those in power have made us targets, just like they have made communities of color targets for generations.The anti-trans and antigay legislation passed by far-right legislatures in states across the country are heinous, and I’m ready to fight back. I bet you are too. We’re at another political crossroads with attacks on communities of color coming from the same well-funded enemies attacking queer and trans people. Which side are we on? What will be our legacy?

Erin Heaney is Executive Director at Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), bringing white people into fights for racial and economic justice using a framework of shared interest. She lives in her hometown, Buffalo, New York, with her wife, Emma.

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Author: Erin Heaney


My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 12 years, together for 25 and living with our partner of 4 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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