Identities are often presented as being fixed and involving separate ‘disconnected’ parts. The significance of race, including the privilege of whiteness, is often overlooked. Being LGBTQ+ is only one part of a young person’s identity and experience. Other aspects of identity or experience (such as race, disability, faith, experience of the care system, or experiences of poverty) intersect and can shape the kinds of support a young person needs.
What’s the problem?
Blue* (young person) said “being a trans person of colour is extra difficult, you have to either censor yourself or give people a crash course on racism or just give up and pretend they’ve got it.”