LGBT Center Administrator Claimed LGBT Centers Perpetuate ‘Homonormative Whiteness’

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An assistant director for LGBTQIA programs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Jonathan Pryor, wrote in an academic journal that LGBT centers like his marginalize LGBT students due to perpetuating “homonormative whiteness”:

In an academic journal article published Monday, Assistant Director of LGBTQIA Programs & Services at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Jonathan T. Pryor argues that LGBTQ students feel marginalized on his campus, even in spaces designed to support them, such as Greek Life and the school’s LGBTQ Center.

Such students feel marginalized, Pryor says, because those institutions intrinsically perpetuate “homonormative whiteness” by “upholding power for White, Christian, able-bodied, and middle-class people.”