Green Party of the United States
Getting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,
Queer, Intersex, Asexual Justice & Equality Right
we do not live single-issue lives.” -Audre Lord
The modern gay community was created by political necessity. Because of same sex marriage the LGBTQIA community no longer has power to make necessary societal changes. Rich white people got what they wanted and now they don't care about what happens to anyone else.
Prior to the same sex marriage ruling the driver of what the self appointed spokespersons of the gay community considered political necessity was white gay wealth. HIV/AIDs fast tracked the agenda of same sex marriage and also laws concerning medication approval. New medication approval methods were sped up to save the lives of people with AIDs.
One can track the power changes by acronyms. First it was gay, then Gay and Lesbian. Then Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual. Trans were begrudgingly let in by the white power structure because of the outcry from the rest of the community against the dictates of the self appointed rich, white spokespersons. That was the beginning of the end of having white, racists call the shots for the loosely connected LGBTQIA community.
In the 20th century in large cities of the U.S. gay classicism was easily discerned. In smaller cities and towns then and now the LGBT community of every race and class is more connected. It is in the smaller areas where you still can find "family".
In the 21st century there is no connected LGBTQIA community because there is no common bond. There are the dregs of old folks hanging on to the memory of what worked in the mid to later 20th century. The example of what has happened to the LGBTQIA community is what has happened to other large communities throughout the United States if not the U.S. as a whole.