3 Queer Women of Color Musicians Headlining the 2013 Annual Women’s Rock! Concert

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We’re featuring three women of color musicians you should know. Check them out and tell us about your favorites.

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Call for Submissions (Writing, Art, Poetry): Queer Women and Trans People of Color Sin Fronteras (Without Borders)

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Call for submissions for QWOC Media Wire’s Borderlands Series: Seeking personal stories, social commentary, and art from queer women, trans people, and gender non-conforming people of color who are living “life in the gray.”

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WEB COMIC: I’m a Mixed Race Woman of Color. He’s a White Trans Man. We Love Each Other.

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I’m a mixed-race queer cisgender woman. My partner is a white transgender man. And despite his being white and male, he seems to “get me” better than anyone else in my life.

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Queer African Women Making History: Namibian Artist Shishani Releases Video for New LGBT Equality Anthem, “Minority”

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Our founder, Spectra Speaks, catches up with award-winning Namibian indie soul artist, Shishani, whose new video, “Minority” calls for Africans to choose freedom, equality, and love for all.

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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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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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Twitter Bios and Queer Aberrations: Resisting Marginalized Identities

To non-twitter users, like myself a few weeks ago, the idea of “tweeting” may seem bizarre—a mainstream outlet for celebrities …

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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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The Counter-argument: You’re Making the Wrong Choice

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One Chinese lesbian shares her experiences on coming out, her mother, and choices.

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How to Be a Good Wingwoman: Lessons from a Queer Woman of Color

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One queer woman of color dishes on the how to’s of being a good wing woman.

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