"The national movement has shrunk its vision," says Urvashi Vaid, organizer, activist, and Visiting Scholar with the City University of New York Graduate Center’s Department of Sociology. ; The LGBT movement has become too focused on appeasing, and remains centered around the needs and wishes of white middle-class men--at the expense of women and people of color, and poor people around the country.After the election, Urvashi gave the 2010 Kessler Lecture at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at CUNY and called for intersectional, grassroots movements that look beyond formal equality to true social justice. She joins Laura in studio to talk about just that--integrating racial and gender justice aspects into the larger progressive movement.
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