12:00 to 6:30 PM – Individual grief sessions will be available at Pridelines.
6:00 PM – Community Event Begins
6:00 to 7:30 Pm – Meditation on the Patio
6:00 to 7:30 PM – Group Grief Session
6:00 to 9:30 PM – Individual Grief Counseling
6:00 to 7:30 PM – Prayer with faith leaders
7:45 to 8:30 PM – Statements from local LGBTQ community leaders
8:30 to 9:30 PM – Meditation on the Patio
8:30 to 9:30 PM – Call to action/response town-hall meeting
8:30 to 9:30 PM – Prayer with faith leader.
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So I was having this conversation with a friend, AP, yesterday and I thought I would write a bit about it here.
I am not sure whether you have heard or not, but there is a debate surrounding high school senior, Nattaphon Wangyot, a transgender student, winning all-state honors1 in girls’ track and field. You can see the video and read more of the particulars here but you guys are smart enough to know what the question is.
Is it fair for a transgender woman to be competing with a CIS woman2 in sports?
Ok so I am writing this post while on fumes because I am afraid that if I try to write it after I wake up from the haze all the good stuff will be gone. I just had an amazing weekend in New York. Like slightly south of epic. I flew into New York for the Afropunk concert festival (more about that in 5 seconds) all by my lonesome. Now I will be going on and on about how dope it was for me to be flying by myself and doing the trip solo but to be honest I was supposed to be meeting my ex there, but she got sick. No not that ex… or that ex… but that one… Awww yeah her. We rekindled our friendship over an OKcupid mishap…
I wasn’t going to write about this here…. because I actually forgot until this moment. BUT what in the hell is in the drinking water? In the last two- three months I have two different exes contact me to tell me that “friends” of mine have tried to hook up with them on the lowdown sneaky sly. WHO DOES THAT??? Well obviously these broads do… I mean I know I date dope chicks and the dating pool is shallow nowadays but GET YOUR LIFE… NOT MINE.
So I have had quite a few people ask me about how I travel so much or say that they would love to get out of the country for a few days. So after mulling it around and getting input from some of you I am inviting you all to my Memorial Weekend 2016 Trip.
But then the next question was where?
I love the Caribbean for lots of reasons. Great weather… laid back atmosphere… and usually great prices. The caveat being that many Caribbean islands aren’t exactly gay friendly and inclusive. No one wants to spend money to go on a trip to be shunned or having to hide. No bueno. So I was extremely pumped when I was told about Curacao not once but three times within a month.
Curacao is a beautiful island on the southern tip of the Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela. It has gorgeous beaches, cultural attractions to visit AND Curacao prides itself on being gay friendly. It has the highest membership rate of businesses in the IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association) and a tight-knit community of friendly, accepting locals. And in case you were wondering, English is widely spoken on the island so another barrier is broken down.
Perfect? I knoooooooooow.
I am definitely going but I wanted to open it up to anyone else that wants to go as well. And no you don’t have to be gay… because that would be whack.
Now this is one of those blog posts that I have to think about before publishing. I talk to myself about it, I question myself about it, and hopefully I click publish in the end.
I overthink posts like this because I know what I am going to discuss can be as sensitive for you the reader as myself the writer. And deep down I don’t want the amazing non black queer people I know to think that this is about them… unless it is.