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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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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“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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Black, Greek, and Lesbian: One Black Woman’s Story on Being Out as a Sorority Girl

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An out and proud Black lesbian speaks candidly about being out Black and queer within a Black sorority.

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On Coming Out: Queen Latifah Won’t Let The Media Claim Her(Story), And Neither Should We

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Last week, Huffington Post’s article, ‘Queen Latifah Says She Did Not Come Out At Long Beach Pride Festival’ confirmed that …

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Out in Entertainment: Two Queer Black Authors Break the Silence about Gay Love in Hip Hop

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Trans author and former fitness model Toni Newman and gay author in the hip hop industry Terrance Dean discuss their new books.

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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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Coming Out as Una Latina Queer

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As is the case with queer people of color, the experiences of many queer Latinas living in the U.S are filled with challenges; identifying with anything outside of heterosexuality and the gender binary remains largely taboo in the Latino culture. Read Una Queer’s very personal account of coming out to her family, and moving through the world as a Queer Latina.

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Coming Out to Cab Drivers — A Necessary Risk

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Several days ago, I found myself on a taxi ride home, engaging in conversation with the driver about blacks and education. He asked whether or not I was in college; I told him I was and he proceeded to clap, thanking me for doing something for blacks “across the world.”

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