Visibility Matters | Trans Day of Visibility transday

By Alexis Sanchez

Director of Advocacy and Training
Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Visibility is a double-edged sword for transgender people. We see this playing out as openly transgender people are being elevated to statehouses and federal offices and taking major roles in television in cinema. While some of the community are seeing opportunities that weren’t available a decade ago, others are being disproportionally affected as this new visibility has made them the target of hate and attempts to legislate them out of existence. Visibility can be dangerous for those of us who live in conservative states, or those with intersecting marginalized identity.

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s difficult and somber to face a topic that we can’t understand. The uptick in hatred, hostility, and violence against the Asian Americans is not only senseless, but incomprehensible.

Read more: Outword's March 25 Issue is Out Now!

 

“Trusted Messengers” Key To Vaccinating Under-Served Communities

by: Christopher J. Beale for Outword Magazine

For street-level organizations working to vaccinate under-served communities in Sacramento County, vaccine availability isn’t the biggest hurdle they face. Misinformation, digital and language barriers, economic issues, and general distrust of the government are keeping members of the Native, LGBT, Asian and communities of color in Sacramento County from getting vaccinated.

Read more: “Trusted Messengers” Key To Vaccinating Under-Served Communities

 

Springing into Action (like Tigger) with a Bouncy New Issue!668

Typically, this issue is our Annual Travel Issue. However, since travel is just not back to normal yet, we present you with the “Travel Lite” issue. It has half the fat and calories of our regular travel issue, yet we have “beefed” it up with what we hope you will find interesting and useful content!

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We’re jumping back into the ring with a body-slamming new issue and wrestler Bambina on our cover… more on that later…

Our nod to Black History Month continues on page 2 with some news from the LGBTQ Caucus on the importance of Black History Month, as well as a spotlight of the New York City Center’s feature of Black History Month. Additionally, the AIDS Memorial Quilt has curated a 56-block section of the quilt in honor of Black History Month and the Black Americans who have suffered from HIV and AIDS (read about this as well as how to view the quilt online on page 4).

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