LGBT Rights and Advocacy: Messaging to African American Communities

December 21, 2009|Arcus Operating Foundation| Donna Victoria| Cornell Belcher
This report offers insight into the attitudes of African Americans on LGBT equality and how communications can be strengthened between the two communities. Key findings show that African Americans object to the use of “civil rights” to describe LGBT struggles, seeing the term as specifically referring to the Black Civil Rights movement, but recognize “human rights” and “equal rights” as relevant.