Queer Female Boxer Pat Manuel Launches BUFF BUTCH: Masculine of Center Fitness Resource

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Pat Manuel, Los Angeles-based U.S. female championship boxer and queer, poly Brown Boi has recently launched an online fitness resource for the masculine of center community. Get into it.

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“Everyone is At Risk” Says Bumming Cigarettes, A Film about HIV Stigma in Black Lesbian Communities

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In April and May, Sistah Sinema will screen Bumming Cigarettes – a narrative depicting its protagonist getting an HIV test. The film, produced by Black Womyn Conversations director/producer, Tiona McClodden, shows that we are all at risk for sexually transmitted infections regardless of our race, sexuality, or gender identity.

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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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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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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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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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Let There Be Art! A Call for Creative Healing for Transgender Women of Color

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Poetry is like a complicated dance; the movement of my pen and the steps of my heart working together to …

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This is What Africa’s Resistance Looks Like: Uganda’s First LGBT Clinic Opens in Kampala

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From the “Kill the Gays” bill to a brand new LGBT clinic in the capital city of Kampala; this is what LGBT Africa’s resistance looks like.

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The D Word: Breaking the Silence about Depression in Queer POC Communities

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“I can’t tell you what the root of my depression is. I can tell you the many places in my life where i feel unaccomplished. Alone. Sad. Hopeless. I know that there are people who “have it so much worse.” But i compare myself to no one. I am carrying my own weight.”

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