“I generally find coming out as ‘queer’ in corporate and tech spaces much less intimidating than coming out as an ‘economic consultant’ in queer spaces.” Our newest contributor, Lola Kutty, shares her experience being ostracized from anti-capitalist spaces due to her job as a consultant.
The majority of LGBT refugees flee to the West from Middle Eastern or African countries. But even in their new homes, they encounter rejection and extreme hardship. The Organization for Refuge Asylum and Migration (ORAM), is working to change all that.
“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.”
“My first encounter with a gay Ethiopian didn’t come with a big a-ha moment. Yet, as I look back at my journey to more proactive alliance and advocacy of LGBT Africans, it’s clear that this moment was the catalyst that brought about the stepping stones that led me to this point.
Trick Question: What do you get when you mix gender, queerness, hip hop, and black feminism? A.O, B. Steady, and a revolution that makes you want to sing, skip, and shimmy.
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.”
The Boston LGBT Film Festival partners with local community-building organization and Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) to diversify film festival offerings and supporter base.
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.
What Does It Take to be Black, Female and Healthy in America? Find out at the book launch of “Health First! – The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide,” a publication of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (formerly National Black Women’s Health Project).
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