Study examines relationship between racial justice orgs and LGBT groups

Published: September 16, 2010

A landmark study released Wednesday, Sept. 15, found that a lack of resources, funding, and community support are obstacles to engagement between racial justice organizations and LGBT groups.

According to "Better Together: Research Findings on the Relationship between Racial Justice Organizations and LGBT Communities," produced by Applied Research Center (ARC) in partnership with the Arcus Foundation, both groups can carry damaging perceptions — specifically that LGBT identity and advocacy are for white people and that communities of color are disproportionately homophobic.

"These myths harm LGBT communities of color and continue to be perpetuated by divisive, politically motivated platforms such as the Proposition 8 campaign," said Rinku Sen, President and Executive Director of ARC.

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