Tag Archives: LGBTQIA+

How you can authentically support LGBT+ communities and anti-racism

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa Terminology used:  the term colourism is defined by oxford dictionary as; prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group. The term intersectional/intersectionality is defined by the Oxford dictionary as; the network of connections between social categories such as race, class […]

Queer global majority stories you need to know

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa Content Warning: sexual assault and murder   The LGBT+ rights movements in the US and Europe are well documented. Although the same can’t be said for UK LGBT+ rights movement. Historic England in their ‘who’s included?’ report on the UK LGBT+ rights movement explains how some identities, groups and periods have been better […]

A rainbow pride flag has a central overlay of a black circle which reveals a clenched fist which has a rainbow that represents different skin tones.

Racism and Homophobia and how both communities need to support each other

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa For this LBGT+ history month I’m looking at racism and homophobia. As a mixed-heritage working-class lesbian, I’ve taken a deep dive into what it’s like being a queer member of the Global Majority in society offering personal reflections and looking at how cultural norms impact the lives of queer non-White people. Terminology […]