…when you are trans, there is nowhere to hide. Not that I want to hide, I am out and proud, but a large part of the status quo does not agree with it or understand it. I get pointed at, stared at, laughed at, whispered about, or just plain ignored. I hear comments like, “You see her over there? That’s a dude!” or simply a head shaking “Damn!”
Community Voices: “The Colors of Our Rainbow” by Bridgett Neff-Hickman
…People are always stunned when I tell my experiences of being routinely assaulted by homophobic comments, thrown drinks, and judgmental eyes as I exist a queer woman. “In Fort Collins?!” they exclaim. It almost shocks me that they’re shocked. Almost.
This is my reality as a white, cisgender, college-educated queer woman living in Fort Collins.
From the City of Fort Collins: As part of the community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the City of Fort Collins is collaborating with Colorado State University’s Black/African American Cultural Center (BAACC), CSU Police Department, Poudre School District, Poudre River Public Library District, and New Eyes Village, among other organizations, to put togetherContinue reading “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events”
Diverse Fort Collins stands in solidarity with our Black and African American community members.
Race Forward Statement:
“In the days since four Minneapolis Police Department officers killed George Floyd, hundreds of demonstrations have broken out around the country.
“Race Forward stands in solidarity with the millions who have marched to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and for those Black lives who have been taken prematurely by police brutality…” Read more
Join Us on May 17 to Discuss Chapters 9-12 of WHITE FRAGILITY! We will meet virtually via Zoom and break out into small groups to discuss Chapters 9-12. There are two ways to register: (1) If you attended one or both of our previous WHITE FRAGILITY discussions, we have your email address on file andContinue reading “Final Discussion of WHITE FRAGILITY on May 17”