Abortion Rights: The Black LGBTQ movement POV

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This week, Joi Chaney, our Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, sits down with Kerrie Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force. Together they discuss the nation's reaction to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and its impact on the LGBTQ community and the importance of including the LGBTQ community's perspective and existing within different intersections as well updates on Brittney Griner's case. Discussed in this episode: LGBTQIA+, LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, transgender, queer, civil rights, justice, Brittney Griner, Russia, WNBA, safe space, safety, health, Black community, Black men, Black America, African Americans, Race, Black Women, Black Families, State of Black America, For the Movement, National Urban League, Urban League Movement, Young Professionals Contact and Follow our Guest(s) on Twitter @TaskForceAF. Visit: https://www.thetaskforceactionfund.org. Contact and Follow the National Urban League at: Web: www.nul.org Email: podcast@nul.org Twitter and Instagram: @NULpolicy | @NatUrbanLeague Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NULPolicy Kierra's Bio:

Executive Director, Kierra Johnson, joined the National LGBTQ Task Force in 2018 as Deputy Executive Director but was already engaged with the organization, previously serving on the National LGBTQ Task Force’s board of directors and its National Action Council. Johnson came to the Task Force after serving as (Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity) URGE’s Executive Director with a wealth of experience in organizational leadership and management, program development, youth leadership and reproductive justice. As a bisexual Black woman, Johnson is one of few out queer-identified women of color at the helm of a national LGBTQ organization.

She is recognized as a national expert on queer and reproductive rights issues and has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives and has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Fox News, Feministing.com and National Public Radio. Johnson also serves on the boards of directors of the General Service Foundation, Groundswell Fund, and Guttmacher Institute.

Here are opinion pieces written by Kierra Johnson that were mentioned in this episode:

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/03/transgender-people-get-pregnant-sometimes-trans-people-need-abortions/ https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2022/6/29/how-scotuss-roe-decision-fails-todays-america

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