Why *Wouldn’t* Most LGBTQ+ People Support Palestine?

Of course a marginalized community is likely to champion human rights

Kayla Vokolek
Prism & Pen

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Pro-Palestine posters, blue tarps, and fencing in front of the Portland State University library that was occupied by pro-Palestine activists.
Refaat Alareer Memorial Library at Portland State University. Named after the Palestinian poet and professor who was killed by Israel in December. Photo by author.

This week, I attended a die-in outside of the then-occupied, newly christened Refaat Alareer Memorial Library at Portland State with several fellow classmates and friends. Most of us identify as LGBTQ+, which is not surprising: the vast majority of my queer…

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Kayla Vokolek
Prism & Pen

Pursuing MFA in Nonfiction Writing at Portland State