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The LGBT community is vast and varies widely in their needs and struggles. I hope the nation does not think that instituting same-sex marriage means those struggles are over. The gravest violences queer and trans people face are not related to marriage. They’re related to health care, to housing, to police brutality and profiling, to prison, to detention, to employment, to poverty, to homelessness. Stonewall was a riot initiated by transgender people and poor folks in response to police brutality, not a marriage ceremony or pride parade. This is a legacy we have a responsibility to. Some folks told me ‘congratulations’ or ‘great news’ on the day the ruling happened. I don’t want congratulations. I want us to refocus our energy and attention to the most severe issues this community faces.

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The LGBT community is vast and varies widely in their needs and struggles. I hope the nation does not think that instituting same-sex marria...
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