When I was presented with the opportunity to write about being a person of color who was young and gay, back in , I was ecstatic, but I knew I had the responsibility to illustrate what the experience was really like. This meant including the challenges along with the triumphs we faced. A common misconception people have about young gay people of color is that they must always first identify as being a person of color. First and foremost, there is no first. All three identities influence equally and simultaneously. Personally, I found this to be true in my life experience and, after speaking to those currently living the experience, this mantra still stands.
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To Black Queer Youth — you are loved. Be strong and know that there are people and organizations fighting tooth and nail every single day to support your right to exist. You are not alone. Thank you to Raquel Willis and others who are using social media to inform our community of these resources. African American Office of Gay Concerns.
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