When I was approached to write an article for the Austin Pride Guide, I most wanted to confront the constant political attacks our community has been facing since the election of 2016 and the increasing levels of concern that they have generated.
I wanted to draw attention to the transient nature of protections from the government. I wanted to highlight the ebb and flow that comes from political tides and the fact that protections that come from government policies and laws disproportionately benefit the most priviliaged in our community.
Finally, I wanted to call everyone to action. We have more work to do and while all forms of activism and advocacy may not be for everyone, there is room for everyone to make a difference.
I hope y'all enjoy the article and I hope to see y'all at Austin Pride