QWOC Media Wire February Call for Submissions: Queer Black Women Making Love (and History)

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Love-stricken? Heartbroken? And Seeking QWOC to commiserate? Celebrating Black History Month in the US or LGBT History Month in the UK? We are looking for talkers, thinkers, dreamers, lovers, ranters and, of course, writers to contribute to QWOC Media Wire. This could be you. Non-writers, not so fast. Your personal stories give us so much life.

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QWOC TALK: HIV At-Home Testing Kit Says, “Know Your Status”, We Say, “Know Your Facts”

OraQuick commercial advertises an at-home HIV testing kit! But, is it just me or did you also feel like you were transported to 1991 and forced to watch a weird version of Michael Jackson’s Black or White video? Also, what is up with the floating busts telling me that HiV isn’t a “black thing?”

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Bisexual, Biracial, Brown Girl Seeks Unabashed Bieber Fans: Meet Breanne

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Meet our new editorial intern, Breanne, a bisexual, biracial, pop culture junkie: “I come to you, a multiracial, bisexual, cisgendered woman who watches waaay too much TV and knows every Justin Bieber song by heart.”

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A New Year’s Resolution for Queer and Trans People of Color: Forget the Gym, Occupy Yoga Studios

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I want to Google “yoga” and see beautiful brown faces, queer bodies, masculine surrender and awareness in any and every size and shape. I’m tired of being the only brown person in the room; I’m even more tired of being the only brown person AND the only dude.

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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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5 Inspiring Queer Asians in the Media

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Check out this list of inspiring queer Asians in media.

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LGBT Elders, Disability, and Community Care: Support Queer Brown Activist, Aurora Levins Morales

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Guest post from Sabina Ibarrola, Edited by Spectra. I don’t remember why exactly I first sought out Aurora Levins Morales’ …

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5 Questions with the Director of “The Good Kind”, a Queer Latina Film Project

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The Good Kind is a film written and directed by Ofelia Yanez, a self-identified queer Latina. Read this short interview about representation of Latinas in mainstream media, QPOC media, and whether or not she’s down with J. Lo depicting a gay character on screen.

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LGBT History in the Making: The REVIVAL Tour Celebrates Queer Women of Color Art and Performance

THE REVIVAL tour kicks off this weekend from October 5th through 13th. The show has convened some of the flyest, most influential performers in the country–including Kim Crosby and Red Summer–and is anticipated to reach over 1,000 folks in 7 different cities this year.

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