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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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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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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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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“Queer Rage” from LGBT Students of Color: Poetry Performance Critiques Marriage Politics, and Is Badass

Check out this performance from queer students of color: “Marriage”, also known as “Queer Rage”, is a critique of gay marriage politics as a strategy of liberation.

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“Oh Lord Have Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!”: Jamaican Singer Diana King Comes Out as a Lesbian

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Internationally acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Diana King comes out! Read our top 10 favorite quotes from her coming out facebook note.

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LGBT Rights and the Black Panthers: The Queer Revolution Begins with Self Love

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Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self –preservation and that is an act of political warfare. ~Audre Lorde

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