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BPS for BLM: Racism, Police Brutality, and Pride

**This post is part of our series, Behavioral Psych Studio for Black Lives Matter (BPS for BLM), which aims to amplify Black voices on topics related to mental health and wellbeing. All links below will take you to Black-created content.** By Brooke Schwartz, LMSW

Did you know that “Black LGBTQ people are disproportionately victims of violence from both the police and from everybody else?” In a recent episode of the podcast Code Switch titled “They Don’t Say Our Names Enough,” host Brittany Luse discusses the intersection of race and LGBT rights, zeroing in on Storme DeLarverie, a Black butch female performer and LGBT advocate who’s said to have “thrown the first punch” at the Stonewall Uprising of 1969.


Tune in to learn more, and stay tuned for future blog posts in this series.

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