Queer Female Boxer Pat Manuel Launches BUFF BUTCH: Masculine of Center Fitness Resource

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Pat Manuel, Los Angeles-based U.S. female championship boxer and queer, poly Brown Boi has recently launched an online fitness resource for the masculine of center community. Get into it.

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A Valentine’s Day Date with the Trans Justice Funding Project: Apply for a Grant by February 15th

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The Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) application deadline is coming up on February 15th. Got an organization and/or project idea that would benefit trans people of color in mind but are stumped for funding ideas? Apply!

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Queer African Women Making History: Namibian Artist Shishani Releases Video for New LGBT Equality Anthem, “Minority”

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Our founder, Spectra Speaks, catches up with award-winning Namibian indie soul artist, Shishani, whose new video, “Minority” calls for Africans to choose freedom, equality, and love for all.

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Surviving the Holidays as Queer People of Color: Give the Gift of Media

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Are you anxious about heading home for the Holidays? Check out this post, “Surviving the Holidays as Queer People of Color”, by Spectra Speaks.

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10 Questions with “Still Black” Trans-Masculine Documentary Filmmaker, Dr. K Ryan, about His New Film PASSION

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Kortney Ryan Ziegler, director of the award-winning film, “Still Black“, a documentary about the lives of six black transgender men, …

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VIDEO: What a’ Gwaan? Beenie Man Apologizes to LGBT Community for 10 Years of Homophobic Lyrics

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Beenie Man releases a video apologizing to the gay community for his homophobic lyrics. He hopes it will put an end to all the controversy surrounding his music. But is his apology too little, too late?

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Inspired by Pariah: Coming Out as a Nigerian “Boi”

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As the strapless lilac dress found its awkward place on my body, the delicate layer of my personal confidence dropped mercilessly to the floor… “You only compliment me when I’m wearing clothes I don’t want to wear,” I complained, “I don’t feel pretty. I feel stupid.”

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Not (Just) Another Queer Movie: My Afrofeminist Review of Pariah

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Wait a minute, not all lesbians in movies are white, rich or middle-class? You mean “life” doesn’t get put on pause so that all gay people can experience the thrill of coming out at summer camp? Hallelujah for Pariah– a film women of color (and other marginalized groups) can finally relate to!

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We Will Not Be Unwritten: Preserving Queer Women of Color History

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As LGBT people (esp. members of marginalized groups: women, people of color, transgender, disabled etc), we all need to do a better job of telling our own stories, and in effect, writing ourselves (back) into history. Read this opinion piece from founder, Spectra, on preserving QWOC+ Boston’s history.

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