Religion and Homophobia: Rainbow Power in the Pulpits

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“The church is one of tradition, of un-questioned tradition. But it’s not a religious battle that is being fought in our churches, it’s a battle of fear; fear of change, fear of things not being what they have always been.”

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Ugandan LGBT Activists Sue American Evangelist for Inspiring "Kill the Gays" Bill

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The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a federal lawsuit against Scott Lively, on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda, a LGBT advocacy group in Uganda. The suit alleges that Lively’s involvement in anti-gay efforts in Uganda, including his active participation in the formulation of anti-gay legislation and policies aimed at revoking fundamental right from LGBT persons constitutes persecution.

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What Does It Take to be Black, Female and Healthy in America?

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What Does It Take to be Black, Female and Healthy in America? Find out at the book launch of “Health First! – The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide,” a publication of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (formerly National Black Women’s Health Project).

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Queer Women of Color Launch New YouTube Web Series: The Peculiar Kind

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The Peculiar Kind is a web series that candidly explores the lives and experiences of queer women of color with eye-opening and unscripted conversations. Check out episode one on Youtube!

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We Need Your Donations by Dec 1st — Support Our New Space in the South End!

Our December RENT is due and we WILL be short unless you make a donation today. We’ve already raised $185 in monthly donations. We need $286 (rounded to $290) to meet our goal for this month. Can you help?

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It Gets Better: QWOC + Boston Edition!

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The “It Gets Better” project began in September of 2010 when columnist and author Dan Savage sought to create a …

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Coming Out as Una Latina Queer

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As is the case with queer people of color, the experiences of many queer Latinas living in the U.S are filled with challenges; identifying with anything outside of heterosexuality and the gender binary remains largely taboo in the Latino culture. Read Una Queer’s very personal account of coming out to her family, and moving through the world as a Queer Latina.

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Get On the Bus: 2-Month Church Tour Challenges Religious-Based Homophobia

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Soulforce (www.soulforce.org), is a national agency that targets religious-based oppression impacting LGBTQ people. Every 2 years or so, we organize a two- month bus ride around the country for folks 18-30. On this social justice excursion we stop at various religious universities and organizations that have anti-LGBTQ policies. Apply!

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Kit Yan, Award-Winning Trans POC Artist, Needs Our Help on Kickstarter

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Transgender Asian American artist Kit Yan has been creating spoken word for almost a decade, bringing his art and activism to the world. He has encountered unfortunate circumstances that are creating barriers on his journey of bringing queer, trans and Asian art so please consider donating to his kickstarter. We love you, Kit!

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Introducing Our Summer Intern, Lina Torres!

We are thrilled to welcome Lina, our 2011 Summer Intern, to QWOC+ Boston, just in time for QWOC Week Planning Season! Lina has posted a quick hello for all of you, so please give her a warm welcome 🙂

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