BOSTON — Black and Latino gays in Boston met in March to discuss taboos, stigma, illness and mental health in their respective communities during a weekend-long conference that involved several panel discussions, a job fair, socializing and more, Edge Boston reported last week.
The event was held by the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition and TODAS (Transforming Ourselves through Dialogue, Organization and Services).
Panelists and audience members discussed the different facets of institutionalized oppression versus internalized oppression and how the two coincide at one event. Trans issues also figured prominently in the discussion. Attendees were given resources and discussions were held about how to effectively incorporate them into local regions where they’re most needed, Edge reported.