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Tag: Intersectionality

Second Report in Race to Lead Series Launches 7/11!

On Tuesday, July 11th, the Building Movement Project launched a new report, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap, and media platforms from across the nonprofit sector took notice. The Race to Lead website was also updated with a special section featuring key findings from...more

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap Executive Summary

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap is now live at http://racetolead.org/lgbtq.html! The report builds on data from BMP’s Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey, conducted with more than 4,000 respondents across the nonprofit sector. This new report, the second in...more

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap

Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap is now live at http://racetolead.org/lgbtq.html! The report builds on data from BMP’s Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey, conducted with more than 4,000 respondents across the nonprofit sector. This new report, the second in...more

Are We All Intersectional Now?

Frances wrote earlier this year about our struggles to tease out “intersectionality” the buzzword from intersectionality as an analytic approach that moves beyond single-issue organizing and advocacy. The release of our latest report The New Now  is based on interviews with organizers and activists in New Mexico...more

The New Now: Working Together for Social Change

The astounding success of the marriage equality campaign has left LGBT groups reeling—both from giddiness and trepidation. The Supreme Court of the United States has movingly affirmed the right of same sex couples to marry. But LGBT movement leaders know that the discrimination LGBT people...more

Beyond the Wedding Cake: The Fight Continues

In its monumental decision this past Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex marriage is a legal right protected by the Constitution. The Obergefell v. Hodges ruling effectively reverses bans on same-sex marriages in states where these laws have been enacted while...more

The New Now Executive Summary

The recent victories related to the rights of LGBT people have been astounding. The success on LGBT issues, especially marriage equality, is often attributed to a coordinated, unwavering, laser-sharp focus on changing policy at both the state and federal levels. So it is interesting that a different approach is also...more

Intersectionality: Beyond the Hype

Sean and I have been grappling with how to talk about the (frequently overused) concept of intersectionality. For years, we have admired the pioneering work of Kimberlé Crenshaw, who is credited with coining the term, and of Cathy Cohen, who helped apply the idea of intersectionality to the LGBT...more