The Internal Challenges Facing the LGBT Movement

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The Washington Post
By Jonathan Capehart
February 9, 2015

As I argued in my previous post, the challenges facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in a post-marriage-equality world are legal and cultural. But they are also internal. The LGBT community must face the struggles in its own backyard if it is to sustain the spectacular momentum of the past decade.

In my remarks to the second annual LGBTQ conference at Harvard University yesterday, I asked three questions. Will professed gay allies be there once full marriage equality is achieved? Will we — as a nation and a community — finally talk about the T in LGBTQ? And will the LGBT community vocally and proactively make common cause with others seeking equality and freedom from discrimination?

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