Queer celebrities of color unite to tackle racism and homophobia


Various celebrities have spoken out about the violence faced by queer African-Americans, following the attack on the Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who was abused by a group of thugs chanting homophobic and racist slurs, as well as pro-Trump slogans. The queer black community believes that even if the President is not to blame directly, the policy held by his administration is definitely one of the key factors that let anti-LGBT and racist violence happen in the country. A number of out stars and allies came together for a video, produced by GLAAD and civil rights organization Color Of Change in response to the attack. Selma director Ava DuVernay, Star Trek: Discovery star Wilson Cruz, Shalita Grant of NCIS: New Orleans, Kendrick Sampson of Insecure, Younger‘s Nico Tortorella, DJ Dee Rees and singer Zeke Thomas also took part. The video promoted the Call Out Hate campaign, which encourages people to pledge to win the justice for LGBT folks of color who experience the discriminatory violence


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