LGBTQ Violence

Violence targeted at LGBTQ victims

Guest Blog: Addressing Racism, Xenophobia, Intolerance, and Discrimination



It’s important to identify solutions to the problem of racism, intolerance, and discrimination, especially in spaces like this because too many of us -- Black people specifically live with the realities and consequences of these negative experiences every day. The experience of being in Warsaw, Poland the last few days have provided me with a chance to exist without the stress and anxiety that comes with being Black in America. The feeling of having to look over my shoulder, being concerned by the constant watch of local and state law enforcement has been replaced with profound peace. A peace that I imagine white people experience often.  A profound peace that accompanies never having to worry about being the victim of crimes of intolerance, discrimination, and hate. 


Johnetta “Netta” Elzie

Ferguson protester, author and cultural commentator. 
Distinguished moderator, delegates and colleagues.