Summer is Pride season for queer and trans communities around the world. This year, even as we celebrate ourselves, we continue to feel the aftershocks of the attacks on Latinx Night at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. We also feel the continuing impact of transphobic and homophobic violence from individuals and institutions across the world — violence that particularly effects poor and working queer and trans folks and queer and trans folks of color.
It is clearer than ever that the (many!) queer and trans folks of Put People First have powerful voices to lift up and hear.
What does it mean to be a person who is part of an LGBTQIA+ community, engaged in the work of PPF? How do our healthcare needs intersect with our identities? How are our struggles to meet our basic needs impacted by our experiences as queer and/or trans people?
The Media and Communications team wants to hear your responses to any or all of those questions. We want your prose, your poetry, your songs, your art, to share on the blog, the newsletter or social media. We, the queer and trans people of Put People First! PA, are here, and our stories matter.
If you’re interested in writing or contributing something, please contact Maddie on the Media and Communications team (madeline dot taterka at gmail dot com) by August 1! She can help with editing drafts, brainstorming ideas, or offering general feedback.