QWOC Media Wire profiles bisexual women of color who are standing up for bisexual rights and visibility everyday.
Sistah Sinema Makes Black Women’s History, Launches “The Netflix of Queer Women of Color Film”. Also, QWOC Media Wire and Sistah Sinema enter exclusive partnership to foster more dialogue around films and other visual media produced by queer women of color.
Submit! Nearly There is a zine project meant to address the serious absence and silencing of stories about the experiences of queer people of color.
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.
As LGBT people (esp. members of marginalized groups: women, people of color, transgender, disabled etc), we all need to do a better job of telling our own stories, and in effect, writing ourselves (back) into history. Read this opinion piece from founder, Spectra, on preserving QWOC+ Boston’s history.
Acclaimed author and activist, Robin G. White, shares a personal moment of “Revelation” from her journey as an adoptee to find her birth family, and re-affirmation of her lesbian identity. Simply put, it is beautiful. We are who we are. “It is in our genes.”
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.
Spectra Events is seeking panelists for their “LGBT in Business” event series. Join the queer-friendly startup community for a series of panel discussions (and networking happy hours) about all things startup, entrepreneurship, and organizational development.
It is with great excitement that we welcome Asha Carter, our first Development Intern, to the QWOC+ Boston family! She’ll be the lead coordinator of our Youth Development Weekend in May, and helping us get ready for QWOC WEEK!
Call for LGBTQI artists who identify as people of color — writers, spoken word, drag kings and queens, burlesque dancers, poets, musicians, visual and media artists — to submit their profiles, bios, and experience for performance consideration at our Pan-African History Celebration, an event in solidarity with Black History month happening on Feb 26th.