‘Queer Youth of Color’

Barb Wire

Verónica Bayetti Flores (@veroconplatanos) “has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants’ rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.” I’m sure “LGBTQ liberation” keeps her busy, but Verónica Bayetti Flores still finds time to write for Feministing.com:

For queer youth who know their rights in the face of a system that is killing them,

For women on government assistance who find joy in the news of pregnancy . . .

For those who dare to separate sexual pleasure and reproduction . . .

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Your bodies, our bodies, are dangerous.

Your bodies are dangerous to the status quo. Your bodies bust through the armor of the gender binary and the patriarchy. Your bodies f–k up neoliberalism. Your bodies are ending white supremacy and heteropatriarchy. Your bodies are evidence that the colonial project has failed . . .

Your bodies are how the revolution begins.

“LGBTQ liberation” and “queer youth of color” is the feminist agenda in 2015. This was brought to my attention on Twitter by someone who thought “heteropatriarchy” was a new word I’d never encountered during my research into feminist theory.



Can someone explain to me how Verónica Bayetti Flores’s agenda of promoting homosexuality among minority youth is about “ending white supremacy” by beginning a “revolution” against “the colonial project”? Because a common-sense perspective might suppose that encouraging minorities to adopt the depraved perversity of our decadent elite would actually serve the interests of the elite. And if we learned that programs targeting black and Latino youth with this agenda are funded by major foundations with a record of supporting population control efforts aimed at the Third World? Well, I don’t suppose Verónica Bayetti Flores cares who is funding her “LGBTQ liberation” activism, but no honest person should be deceived about the real goals of this feminist agenda.

First published at TheOtherMcCain.com

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Robert Stacy McCain
Robert Stacy McCain is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience in the news business. He is a correspondent for The American Spectator, editor-in-chief at Viral Read and blogs at TheOtherMcCain.com.

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