AMPLIFY: Jasmine Burems, Black Lesbian Entrepreneur Bottles Holistic Self-Care in HONEY & GOLD

Cross-posted from www.spectraspeaks.com. Early this morning, I received a message from Jasmine Burems, a Black lesbian organic herbalist, who specializes …

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To be Loved or to be understood? The Struggle Between Culture and Sexuality

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“There are so many myths about our queer lives that still exist in our Latin@ community; from queerness being a choice or a psychological disorder to us not wanting children and being possessed by demons. And we don’t talk about these issues because the cultural expectation (especially of our elders) is to not go against the grain.” Sarahi Yajaira

One Latina shares her struggle with expressing both her culture and her sexuality.

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Yollada “Nok” Suanyot Becomes First Trans Woman Politician in Thailand

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QWOC Runs for Office…With Success! Yollada “Nok” Suanyot becomes highest ranking Trans Woman politician in Thailand

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Founder of SouLar Bliss, Adaku Utah, Takes on Sexual Health Issues in Nigeria, With Love

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“There is something really valuable, so powerful about speaking your truth. It’s crucial.” -Adaku

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Twitter Bios and Queer Aberrations: Resisting Marginalized Identities

To non-twitter users, like myself a few weeks ago, the idea of “tweeting” may seem bizarre—a mainstream outlet for celebrities …

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Film Review of “Yes or No?” Using Humor to Break the Silence of LGBT Voices in Thailand

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We review A story about two Thai college girls falling in love against cultural norms in the midst of laughter and tears.

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The Counter-argument: You’re Making the Wrong Choice

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One Chinese lesbian shares her experiences on coming out, her mother, and choices.

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Queer Women of Color Speak on Fashion and Body Image: What Makes You Feel Beautiful?

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Open a magazine or turn on the television and chances are good you’ll see someone talking about weight loss. In …

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Just Do It: 5 Ways You Can Support LGBTQ Youth of Color without Giving Money

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Check out this list of ways we can support queer youth of color that don’t involve money, including a list of inspiring organizations leading the way.

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INTERLINQ-ED: News and Media about LGBTQ Diaspora Around the World (June 22nd-28th)

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Welcome to INTERLINQ-ED, where we highlight news and media about and relevant to LGBTQ people of color, diaspora, and racial or ethnic minorities around the world.

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