The LGBT community is those who have a non-heterosexual sexual orientation or a non-cisgender gender identity. Communities of People of Color include every group which is not ever or not always considered white Blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Latinos, Natives, Pacific Islanders, Jews, Arabs etc.
Generally speakingTemplate:Whom?, tolerance and diversity are celebrated within LGBT communities as well as communities of people of color. There are many social justice organizations that work on multiple issue platforms to eradicate discrimination based on race, class, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
However, there continue to be reportsTemplate:Whom? of racial discrimination within LGBT communities as well as reports of sexual discrimination within communities of color.
Examples of Racism in the LGBT Community
- According to a 2000 survey conducted of LGBT African-Americans in nine U.S. cities, a third of respondents reported negative experiences in predominantly white LGBT organizations and with white LGBT persons in bars and clubs.
- In 2005, Les Natali, the owner of a gay bar named Badlands located in San Francisco, was criticized by the city's Human Rights Commission who determined that thirteen instances of racial discrimination by the staff occurred. Examples include refusal for entry by African-Americans, white patrons being served first even though African-Americans were first in line among others. Badlands was picketed by a diverse group of community activists over several weeks to bring attention to the situation and a group, And Castro For All (AC4A) was formed that has continued to promote dialog about racism in LGBT communities.
- In 2006, there were reports of verbal attacks on gay Latinos by gay whites in The Castro district of San Francisco. John Mendoza, a protest organizer against racism in the Castro, said he was told by a gay white male to "go back to Mexico, you fucking wetback, where you belong". A rally was staged in response.
- In 2002, three New York City-based groups, the Anti-Violence Project, Audre Lorde Project, and Fierce, participated in in a demonstration against a Chelsea bar to protest a scheduled performance by Chuck Knipp. Knipp is a white comedian who performs Shirley Q. Liquor, a drag queen in blackface. The bar was fined and shut down subsequent to the protest. Commentator Keith Boykin said that Knipp was reinforcing images "that [were] already reflected in the white gay media."  Entertainer RuPaul defended Knipp, calling the protest a "witch hunt".
- Some LGBT media outlets have been criticized for not putting a racially diverse representation of gays and lesbians in their works, like magazines such as The Advocate and gay-themed television series such as Queer as Folk and Will and Grace.
- The late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe produced a work called The Black Book which many gay, African-American artists have called fetishistic, racist, and demeaning.
Examples of Heterosexism and Transphobia within Communities of People of Color
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- Prejudice in the Brazilian LGBT community
- LGBT and multiculturalism
- James Baldwin (writer)
- Flag Wars
- California Proposition 8 (2008)
- LGBT topics and Afro-Americans in the Americas
- Black gay pride
- LGBT matters and religion
- "Walking the Walk". hrc. Archived from the original on 28 May 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070528092204/http://www.hrc.org/Content/ContentGroups/News3/2003_Dec/Walking_the_Walk_Black_GLBT_Americans_Make_Gains.htm. Retrieved 29 January 2007.
- "Gay racism in the Castro". Keithboykin. http://www.keithboykin.com/arch/2005/05/04/gay_racism_in_t. Retrieved 29 January 2007.
- "Latinos stage Castro rally against racism". BayAreaReporter. http://racerelations.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php%3Fsec=news%26article=772. Retrieved 7 December 2006.
- Boykin, Keith (September 18, 2002). "Knipped in the butt: protests close NYC drag "minstrel" show". http://www.keithboykin.com/articles/shirleyq1.html. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
- LaGrone, Kheven Lee (November 17, 2002). "Why We Need Minstrels". Gay City News. http://184.108.40.206/GCN20/minstrels.html. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
- "Frontiersnewsmagazine.com". James Bohling. http://www.glaad.org/poc/api/embracing_diversity.php. Retrieved 30 January 2007.[dead link]
- "Where are the black gay couples in the media?". Keithboykin. http://www.keithboykin.com/arch/2001/08/01/where_are_the_b. Retrieved 29 January 2007.
- Davies, Serena (8 August 2006). "Perfectly flawed". The Daily Telegraph (London). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/08/08/bamapple08.xml. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- Racism Issues in Predominantly White Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities; North America – Europe – Australia – a more detailed look at racism within gay communities.
- Interviews with LGBT persons of color
- Racism in the Closet: Interrogating Postcolonial Sexuality – a special issue of darkmatter journal.
- "A Different Shade of Queer" – An article examining racism in the gay community.
-  – How to Fight Racism in the LGBT community
-  – A Qualitative Exploration of the Relationship Between Racism and Unsafe Sex Among Asian Pacific Islander Gay Men by Chong-suk Han
-  – HIV/AIDS, Racism, and the LGBT Community
-  – Flag Wars: Flag Wars is a stark look inside the conflicts that surface when black working-class families are faced with an influx of white gay homebuyers to their Columbus, Ohio neighborhood.
-  – Black and Hispanic Female to Male (FTM) transsexual men or transmen, report a sharp increase in violence and harassment from police and security while driving or in retail stores.
-  – Racialicious – Open Letter: Resisting the Racist Blame Game Post Prop 8