It is our firm stance at Out & Equal that Black Lives Matter. The rights of LGBTQ people will not be secure until we end the systemic ways in which racism is used to oppress Black people and people of color. Together, we will keep using our voice and platform to work publicly and behind the scenes to support the Black community.
Out & Equal joins hundreds of other LGBTQ+ organizations in two initiatives supporting long-term structural changes in policing and combatting racial violence.
- LGBTQ Organizations Unite to Combat Racial Violence
- LGBTQ Organizations Unite in Calling for Transformational Change in Policing
A statement from Erin Uritus, CEO of Out & Equal:
Out & Equal adds our voice today to the call for racial justice. The infuriating truth is that George Floyd should still be alive today.
This is not a struggle that Black Americans should shoulder alone. It is a struggle for all Americans. White Americans need to step up and hold each other accountable. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem.