In 2012, the Love Your Neighbor Coalition was known for its Tabernacle and its advocacy for the LGBTQI community. Now, in 2016, we still have a Tabernacle (it’s down at the Jupiter Hotel on 8th and Burnside and you’re invited), but now our mission has expanded. In these pages, you’ll read about inclusion, accessibility, environmentalism, racial justice, and more.
Why have we broadened our scope? Because we realize that many people are part of more than one marginalized group. This idea is called intersectionality. When LGBTQ organizations and racial justice organizations are in competition with each other, queer people of color are forced to choose which part of their identity they’re going to prioritize. This is a form of oppression.
The other reason we’ve diversified is that we want to stop the Oppression Olympics before they even start. Here’s what I mean by that...Read More