Coming Out as Capitalist in Queer Spaces

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“I generally find coming out as ‘queer’ in corporate and tech spaces much less intimidating than coming out as an ‘economic consultant’ in queer spaces.” Our newest contributor, Lola Kutty, shares her experience being ostracized from anti-capitalist spaces due to her job as a consultant.

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ORAM: Providing LGBT-Friendly Support for Refugees from Africa and the Middle East

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The majority of LGBT refugees flee to the West from Middle Eastern or African countries. But even in their new homes, they encounter rejection and extreme hardship. The Organization for Refuge Asylum and Migration (ORAM), is working to change all that.

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The D Word: Breaking the Silence about Depression in Queer POC Communities

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“I can’t tell you what the root of my depression is. I can tell you the many places in my life where i feel unaccomplished. Alone. Sad. Hopeless. I know that there are people who “have it so much worse.” But i compare myself to no one. I am carrying my own weight.”

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Hometown Homophobia: Reflections of a Straight Ethiopian Ally

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“My first encounter with a gay Ethiopian didn’t come with a big a-ha moment. Yet, as I look back at my journey to more proactive alliance and advocacy of LGBT Africans, it’s clear that this moment was the catalyst that brought about the stepping stones that led me to this point.

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Philly Trans-Health Conference Addresses Health and Wellness for Trans People of Color

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Join 2000 people for the 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference — the largest trans-specific health conference in the world — from May 31st to June 2nd, 2012.

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Janet Mock Launches #GirlsLikeUs Campaign to Empower Trans Women of Color

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The motivation for Janet Mock’s Twitter campaign, #GirlsLikeUs, is clear. Girls like CeCe McDonald and Paige Clay, girls like Mock, are simply not valued in the prejudiced eye of the media. But we can change that.

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The Lost Bois: Transforming Queer Hip Hop through Black Feminism

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Trick Question: What do you get when you mix gender, queerness, hip hop, and black feminism? A.O, B. Steady, and a revolution that makes you want to sing, skip, and shimmy.

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Queer Women of Color Media Wire Seeks Editorial Interns

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Have you ever wanted to work for a QPOC (queer people of color) organization? Well, look no further! Queer Women of Color Media (QWOC Media) Seeks Editorial Interns.

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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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LGBT Film Festival Partners with Queer Women of Color Organizations Support QWOC Filmmakers

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The Boston LGBT Film Festival partners with local community-building organization and Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) to diversify film festival offerings and supporter base.

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