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Black HERstory Month: Pat Parker (1944-1989)
Black and White / Books

Black HERstory Month: Pat Parker (1944-1989)

 In celebration of Black HERstory Month, we present snapshots of queer women of color via profiles of their bold, intelligent and unyielding determination to be seen, heard and respected.  Below, you can read about Pat Parker, one of the many phenomenal women we found during our research.  Enjoy! Blunt, courageous, uncompromising, humorous, willing us with … Continue reading

National Youth Pride Services Empowers Black LGBT Youth Across the US
Get Involved / Kaleidoscope

National Youth Pride Services Empowers Black LGBT Youth Across the US

National Youth Pride Services (NYPS) is an organization that aims to meet the needs of black LGBT youth and their allies across the nation.  Its programs include marketing for entrepreneurs and artists, support for LGBT military youth, HIV awareness, and youth leadership development.  NYPS’s team members participate in conferences and summits across the U.S., empowering the lives … Continue reading

BARNEYS NEW YORK Features Transgender People of Color in New Campaign
Events / Kaleidoscope

BARNEYS NEW YORK Features Transgender People of Color in New Campaign

In its latest campaign, Barneys New York partners with two leading voices in the queer community, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the LGBT Community Center (The Center). According to Barneys, transgender men and women  are often lost or overlooked in the battle for LGBT rights, so the company felt it was high-time … Continue reading

W. Kamau Bell, Melissa Harris-Perry and Cedric the Entertainer Nominated for GLAAD Media Award
Events / Film / Kaleidoscope / Technicolor / Television

W. Kamau Bell, Melissa Harris-Perry and Cedric the Entertainer Nominated for GLAAD Media Award

And the award goes to…well, we haven’t gotten that answer yet.  However, we do have the nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards and we’re glad to see some familiar faces on the list.  The program honors individuals and media sources that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in providing  “fair, accurate and inclusive representations of … Continue reading

Macklemore Cashes in on “Gay Ally” Persona, But I’m Not Here For It
Black and White / Music / Neisha's 2¢ / White Noise

Macklemore Cashes in on “Gay Ally” Persona, But I’m Not Here For It

By now, following Macklemore’s “gaylicious” Grammys performance, the world has fallen from its axis, taken a trip around the galaxy, and has-hopefully-resumed its rightful rotation around the sun.  If not, I’m sure it will soon.  Thankfully, this section is entitled “Neisha’s 2 ¢,” because that’s exactly what I want to add to the pot of … Continue reading

Trinidadian Mom and Daughter Burst Out of Their “Closets”
International News / Kaleidoscope

Trinidadian Mom and Daughter Burst Out of Their “Closets”

Candace always knew that she was different. Growing up, she developed crushes on girls- not boys like she was expected to. But, it wasn’t until the late 90’s while watching an episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ self-entitled sitcom that it finally “clicked”.   She heard a word used on the show that seemed to perfectly sum up … Continue reading

The Netherlands Passes on Reggae Artist After Homophobic Performance
International News / Kaleidoscope / Music / White Noise

The Netherlands Passes on Reggae Artist After Homophobic Performance

Well, it would seem the Netherlands wants nothing to do with Dancehall/Reggae star Sizzla or his homophobic rhymes.  It’s been reported that the artist has been banned from singing at the Melkweg festival in Amsterdam in March.  This comes on the heels of Sizzla’s anti-gay performance at Jamaica’s annual Sting event, a musical extravaganza that … Continue reading

Get a Taste of Strange Fruit: A Bold, Informed Podcast for QPOC
Podcast / White Noise

Get a Taste of Strange Fruit: A Bold, Informed Podcast for QPOC

It’s time to ready your taste buds for a healthy serving of Strange Fruit, a Louisville-based news/talk podcast hosted by the queer-namic duo of Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner. Every week they take to airwaves to tackle pop culture headlines and hot-button issues pertinent to the black queer community. Their extensive guest list includes … Continue reading