I was snapping my fingers in agreement as I was reading this because YES all of this is so true. I call it "Trickle Down Humanity" and in the context of LGBTQ representation I call it "Lavender Gaslighting." Mass media and representation politics would have us all believe that we're collectively thriving as a community when, as you've stated in this article, many of us are still caught in the crosshairs of violence and dehumanization. A select few of us making it absolutely means nothing if on the ground floor of oppression, our most vulnerable are getting battered by multiple oppression.