Revelation: A Moment in the Life of a Black Lesbian Adoptee

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Acclaimed author and activist, Robin G. White, shares a personal moment of “Revelation” from her journey as an adoptee to find her birth family, and re-affirmation of her lesbian identity. Simply put, it is beautiful. We are who we are. “It is in our genes.”

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Put Some Spring in It: A Guide to Online Dating from Sissy Van Dyke

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Sissy Van Dyke shares a few tips for all you serial monogamists in search for the next u-haul. One of them is slow down, but the rest of it sheds some light into the dark alley of online dating. Roll up your sleeves and take notes!

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The Limits of Liminality: Navigating Hipster "Blackness" in Queer Boston

This insightful piece about navigating “blackness” in Boston’s queer community is a must-read from D’hana (the co-producer of the infamous NU-LIFE dance night at ZuZu Tuesdays). Intentional communities are important, but D’hana reminds us that we still have a long way to go before racially integrated communities happen naturally.

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QWOC+ Boston Seeks Social Media Interns for Summer 2011

Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) is currently seeking two (2) dynamic motivated interns interested in exploring a career in social media marketing. This unpaid internship requires a commitment of 15 hours per week in addition (including mandatory attendance at our weekly planning meetings), but offers a flexible schedule; hours can be worked primarily from home, at night, and on the weekends.

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Perdida: Reflections of A Queer Latina Femme

“Perdida” is our newest contributor to the QWOC Talk Project. Please read this brave and heart-warming piece about a woman’s first entry to the world of all things Queer, and her journey to experience her love for woman as a Latina femme.

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Call for Panelists for Spectra Events "LGBT in Business" Series

Spectra Events is seeking panelists for their “LGBT in Business” event series. Join the queer-friendly startup community for a series of panel discussions (and networking happy hours) about all things startup, entrepreneurship, and organizational development.

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Call for Submissions!! Chica Press's Best Lesbian Erotica 2012

Chica Press is looking for erotica in the form of short
stories and poems to be published on our Web site, some of which will
be chosen for publication in Chica Press’s Best Lesbian Erotica 2012. Send in your stories!!

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS! 2011 National LGBT People of Color Health Summit

2011 National LGBT People of Color Health Summit is Living at the Intersections: Abstract applications now available! Applications will be accepted until July 13, 2011. Notification of selected abstracts will be given no later than August 17, 2011. You can apply on-line @ www. unitythroughdiversity.com

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A Warm Welcome for Our Spring Intern, Asha Carter!

It is with great excitement that we welcome Asha Carter, our first Development Intern, to the QWOC+ Boston family! She’ll be the lead coordinator of our Youth Development Weekend in May, and helping us get ready for QWOC WEEK!

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Spectra Speaks To Interview International LGBT Human Rights Leaders for Black History Month

The founder of QWOC+ Boston (Spectra, www.spectraspeaks.com) is interested in interviewing LGBT POC leaders in the US and Human Rights Activists around the world as part of a new project to share leadership stories and best practices. The project launches in February, and in solidarity with Black History Month, will feature interviews from Black LGBT Leaders across the country and the globe.

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