Had the pleasure of taking part in another panel on the HCC Southeast college campus yesterday in the Angela V. Morales Building that focused during this Black History Month on the issues of LGBT People of Color.
It was moderated by Professor Marjorie Brown, and in addition to some blogger y’all know and love, it included HCC Southeast students Vickie Kight and HCC Southeast student leader Robert Loreto.
It was an interesting 90 minutes in which we discussed coming out as a person of color in our community and the impact on family, bullying, the racism in the LGBT community ranks, invisibility, the violence aimed at the trans community having an anti-Blackness and anti-woman animus as part of it, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, and our lives.
It was also an interactive panel in questions and comments came from the audience as well.
As usual, it was another panel that we could have had another hour to discuss the issues that impact LGBT communities of color and answer questions about, but the end came far too quickly. After some final thoughts from Professor Antrece Baggett, the program conclude.
Thanks to Professor Baggett and the HCC Southeast team for the invitation and another enjoyable foray onto their campus, and looking forward to the next time I can head their way for a visit.