“The church is one of tradition, of un-questioned tradition. But it’s not a religious battle that is being fought in our churches, it’s a battle of fear; fear of change, fear of things not being what they have always been.”
Wait a minute, not all lesbians in movies are white, rich or middle-class? You mean “life” doesn’t get put on pause so that all gay people can experience the thrill of coming out at summer camp? Hallelujah for Pariah– a film women of color (and other marginalized groups) can finally relate to!
The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a federal lawsuit against Scott Lively, on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda, a LGBT advocacy group in Uganda. The suit alleges that Lively’s involvement in anti-gay efforts in Uganda, including his active participation in the formulation of anti-gay legislation and policies aimed at revoking fundamental right from LGBT persons constitutes persecution.
From a QWOC in Japan: “I have learned that I cannot do it on my own and that as much as I perhaps took credit for what I knew and what I learned, I realize that I always had a constant source of support to fall back on. Now that these friends – my family – are many miles away, I am left to navigate this world, for the first time, as a true outsider.”
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.
This insightful piece about navigating “blackness” in Boston’s queer community is a must-read from D’hana (the co-producer of the infamous NU-LIFE dance night at ZuZu Tuesdays). Intentional communities are important, but D’hana reminds us that we still have a long way to go before racially integrated communities happen naturally.
In the spirit of raising our voices for Women’s History Month, we are very excited to share this first blog about being a masculine of center woman in binary gendered spaces like corporate America. Say hello to our newest blogger, Carolyn W. Please read and comment on her post!
The founder of QWOC+ Boston (Spectra, www.spectraspeaks.com) is interested in interviewing LGBT POC leaders in the US and Human Rights Activists around the world as part of a new project to share leadership stories and best practices. The project launches in February, and in solidarity with Black History Month, will feature interviews from Black LGBT Leaders across the country and the globe.
REPOST from http://www.zarachiron.com/ My sister Zara, wrote this recently for her blog @ ZaraChiron.com. It was so moving, touching, and …