Please join Steinhardt’s Office of Counseling and Student Services and the NYU LGBTQ Student Center for an interactive discussion about Perceptions of Homophobia in Communities of Color.
Thursday February 21, 2013 from 12:30pm-1:45pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge
Lunch will be served
To RSVP, please visit: Conversation of Color RSVP
To learn more about Conversations of Color, visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/studentaffairs/ConvofColor
When Proposition 8 (legislation banning gay marriage) passed in California a few years ago, a large portion of blame was put onto communities of color as to why such a homophobic piece of legislation could pass. It has been common within media to refer to people of color as often being more homophobic than their white counterparts. What exactly is homophobia and how is it expressed? Is it more difficult to be gay/lesbian/bi/trans/queer as a person of color? Are people of color more homophobic? This session will open a dialogue about identity and culture as it relates to the acceptance of LGBTQ people in communities of color and in the greater community at large. Led by the Program Administrator of the LGBTQ Student Center, J. Mason.