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Race and Ethnicity

Lynn's ethnic makeup reflects its status as a vibrant and diverse community with residents from a wide range of cultural backgrounds contributing to the city's social fabric. Lynn’s gay and lesbian bars were historically dominated by whites, but always included Hispanic, Black, and Asian patrons, whose numbers increased over time. Fran’s place held a "Hispanic Night" on Sundays. Club Central held a "Brazilian Night". In 2021 Lynn elected its first Filipino and openly gay city councilor, Constantino A. "Coco" Alinsug. United Lynn Pride was founded with a goal of inclusivity. Addressing racial issues within the LGBTQ+ community requires acknowledging the intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation and working towards systemic change that promotes equity, inclusion, and justice for all LGBTQ+ individuals, regardless of race or ethnicity.

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I grew up in a mixed neighborhood.

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I lived in a tight knit diverse neighbohood.

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Lynn was diverse and everybody was recognized.

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Fran's was a mixed breed.

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I loved Latino Sunday night at Fran's.

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Fran's was more of a white scene.

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Everybody's finally coming together.

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Racial History: From Zimbabwe to Huntington College in Alabama

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I hid my queerness and my Panamanian heritage.

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I covered race and identity in Boston.

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Hispanics and Blacks at the Light House

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Racial Politics of Apartheid Zimbabwe

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I was surrounded by such amazing diversity.

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I connected to the root of my Latino culture.

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I was in a white neighborhood.

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Coming out stories from diverse backgrounds.

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Fran's was mixed with some people of color.

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Apprentices were first black people at GE.

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Sometimes the BIPOC community couldn't be there.

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47 Central brought diverse people together.

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Latino night at Fran's evolved slowly.

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There were some people of color.

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