Why climate change should matter to LGBTQ+ people

A welcome perspective on why climate change and environmental issues should be important to LGBTQ people.

The Queerness

Stephanie Farnsworth examines how climate change will impact LGBTQ+ people across the world.


In the last week scientists have revealed that we are living in a new epoch for the first time in over eleven thousand years. The Anthropocene epoch is an era where climate is dominated by the influence of humans and much of the impact of our activity is now irreversible. As we develop more intricate predictions of what lies ahead for the world and its environment, there has been little focus on how specific communities and populations will fare. It’s an area that the LGBTQ+ community have been reluctant to even acknowledge but as has been shown, there is so much more to the community than marriage laws. Class oppression, racism, whorephobia are all issues that impact the community significantly but globally climate change will also play its part (and already has begun to).

The simple fact…

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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