Stories that often don’t get covered by mainstream media

These include stories that involve people of colour, very poor people, or other disadvantaged people. The news editors who choose which stories to run often (consciously or not) run stories that remind themselves of situations in their own (usually quite white a privileged) lives.

Here is a story about a young gay black man in Brooklyn whose dismembered body has been discovered in the subway and in an industrial area. Thanks to towleroad for drawing my attention to it. There are a few more links on towleroad that give more background on the case.

Our lesbian/gay/bi/trans sisters and brothers need as much protection as everyone else, and when we are assaulted or murdered, the stories need to be as prominent as those for the assaults or murders of people of privilege.

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  1. chrishansenhome says: