QWOC Media Wire Seeks New Editors!

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QWOC Media Wire, a media advocacy organization and online platform that amplifies the voices and thought leadership of sexual minorities around the world, is seeking three new editors to join their team. Application deadline May 20th.

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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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A Valentine’s Day Date with the Trans Justice Funding Project: Apply for a Grant by February 15th

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The Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) application deadline is coming up on February 15th. Got an organization and/or project idea that would benefit trans people of color in mind but are stumped for funding ideas? Apply!

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Boobs, Lingerie, and Trans Women: Reality TV Show “Double Divas” Gets It Right

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We’re seeing more transgender women in the media these days, which is great… and nerve-wrecking, especially when the media frequently gets it wrong. But, when a show like The Double Divas, which follows two lingerie shop owners’ quests to fit women with the right bras, gets it right, now that’s great television.

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MTV’s Catfish Show Tackles Fake Online Profiles, Villainizes Transgender Women: #Fail

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MTV’s most recent episode of Catfish, a show about fake online dating profiles tackles transgender issues, and fails. Read our intern Breanne’s review with powerful commentary about the role of TV producers from trans advocate, Janet Mock.

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Season 2 of The Glee Project Premieres: Inclusiveness Overload or Diversity Win?

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The Glee Project’s cast includes a blind African American man, a disabled woman, a bi-racial trans man, a lesbian, and in all, four people of color. Is this inclusiveness overload or the kind of diversity Glee desperately needs?

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Sex, Gender, and Food: Spotlight on Queer Brown Boi Activist, Kay Barrett

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Meet spoken-word artists, food justice advocate, and all-round badass brown boi, Kay Barrett. “As long as I have a breath, I have a pen and I am one of many vessels for humanity, a sloppy and healing humanity.”

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Call for Submissions to Queer POC Anthology, “Here, Our Voices: The Black Trans-Identified Experience”

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Michael David Battle, a black female-to-male (FTM) trans maan, who has been documenting his transition online is currently compiling an …

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Out in Entertainment: Two Queer Black Authors Break the Silence about Gay Love in Hip Hop

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Trans author and former fitness model Toni Newman and gay author in the hip hop industry Terrance Dean discuss their new books.

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Philly Trans-Health Conference Addresses Health and Wellness for Trans People of Color

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Join 2000 people for the 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference — the largest trans-specific health conference in the world — from May 31st to June 2nd, 2012.

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