THIS WAS THE BIGGEST FORESHADOWING EVER AND WE FUCKING MISSED IT
"I want to be very clear that within queer community the people that we should be focusing on and bringing to the center of community is queer and trans* people of color and our street-based youth. Without question, we can all see regardless of level of education, regardless of what your ethnic background is we can all understand that those intersections of being queer trans* and a person of color or being youth and being homeless those are the people that need the most support, that need the benefit of our resources if we are not going to make the same mistakes."
JRV MAJESTY Productions recently sat down with community organizer and queer majesty Jackie Boyd to record a conversation at Storycorps Chicago. We discussed her role in establishing organized events for Queer & Trans* People of Color (QTPOC) and the establishment of Project Fierce Chicago (PFC) a grassroots organization dedicated to securing housing for queer youth experiencing homelessness throughout Chicago.
For more information on Jackie Boyd’s work with Project Fierce Chicago please visit: projectfiercechicago.org/
This interview is part of the QUEER LEXICON oral history series that attempts to explore and document the lives of queer Chicago culture makers, innovators and luminaries. QUEER LEXICON is an original JRV MAJESTY Production. For more information or to support this project please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. storycorps.org/
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