Examining The Lack of Representation for Queer WOC On and Offscreen
But where we truly need the change is offscreen. A record number of queer female candidates are running for political office in this year’s midterm elections. One of them, Leslie Herod, was the first black LGBT woman to be elected to Colorado’s State Legislature. She’s taking her battle to the House of Representatives. The first stop is the June 26 primary. Let’s hope that voters send her to the general election, along with other candidates like Delaware’s Kerri Evelyn Harris, whose running for U.S. Senate, and Park Cannon, who’s vying for a seat in Georgia’s House of Representatives.
For so long, the lack of visibility has been the story for queer WOC. It’s time to change the headline.