“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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Happy Spring and QWOC Weekly News Round

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Happy Spring! Here’s some QWOC News for your Spring Fever.

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FILM RELEASE: Animated Lesbian Sci-Fi Movie, “Strange Frame”, Takes Queer Women of Color to the Future

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Animated sci-fi film “Strange Frame” follows the story of two queer brown women in the 28th Century as they make love and music. Pre-order the DVD before its release on March 19th.

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Introducing VINE, “The Instagram of Video”: Let’s Make a Queer Woman of Color Love Scene

Our intern, Breanne, recently discovered Twitter’s newly acquired “Vine” app (described as the Instagram of video!). It’s a great way to make Queer Women of Color sharable media, so make a QWOC love scene for Valentine’s Day. (Hey, not that kind!)

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Sistah Sinema Makes Black Women’s History, Launches “The Netflix of Queer Women of Color Film”

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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.

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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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5 Questions with the Director of “The Good Kind”, a Queer Latina Film Project

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The Good Kind is a film written and directed by Ofelia Yanez, a self-identified queer Latina. Read this short interview about representation of Latinas in mainstream media, QPOC media, and whether or not she’s down with J. Lo depicting a gay character on screen.

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Film Review of “Yes or No?” Using Humor to Break the Silence of LGBT Voices in Thailand

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We review A story about two Thai college girls falling in love against cultural norms in the midst of laughter and tears.

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Queer Women of Color and Visual Storytelling: Spotlight on Taryn Crenshaw of Artist Collective, Esoteric Lore

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“My placement on this planet essentially is to educate people through the arts exposing realities that are traditionally marginalized or not necessarily emphasized in mainstream culture and media, and create space that is loving, healing, and celebratory in and around art and education.” — Taryn Crenshaw

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Film Review of SPIDER LILIES: The Bittersweet Love Story of Two Taiwanese Lesbians

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Spider Lillies follows the heart-wrenching love story of two Taiwanese women as they overcome adversity and allow themselves to give into their feelings for each other.

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The Slope: Bisexual Iranian Produces Web Comedy Series about Queer Relationships (And Yes, There’s A Dog Involved)

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Queer Iranian woman creates comedy web series about life as part of a queer couple in Park Slope. This is legit, people. There’s a dog involved.

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