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2016 National LGBT POC Health Conference (Albany, NY: October 2016)

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In Our Own Voices, would like to extend an invitation for you to attend: 2016 National LGBT POC Health Conference, Unity Through Diversity: The Power of Unity. This event will take place October 12-15, 2016 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, in Albany, New York. The Power of Unity brings you towards a more holistic, inclusive and intersectional movement that includes advocating for social justice for the LGBT people of color communities.
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Mark Your Calendars (11/18/15): Very G TV, Thou Art Woman and the Broward College GSA Present Taboo Yardies

 TY_DVD_CoverJoin local LGBT activists and the Broward College Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) for the film screening of the compelling Jamaican LGBT documentary, Taboo Yardies.

Taboo Yardies will be shown at Broward College – Health Sciences Simulation Center, 3501 SW Davie Rd, Building 1008, Davie , FL 33314 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm Continue reading Mark Your Calendars (11/18/15): Very G TV, Thou Art Woman and the Broward College GSA Present Taboo Yardies

Mark Your Calendars (11/18/15): Reading Queer & Miami Book Fair present “Paris Is Still Burning”

 

Reading Queer Literary FestivalJoin Reading Queer & Miami Book Fair for Paris Is Still Burning, the inaugural event of the 2015 RQ Literary Festival at the Olympia Theater, Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00 p.m.  Continue reading Mark Your Calendars (11/18/15): Reading Queer & Miami Book Fair present “Paris Is Still Burning”

Queen Latifah stars in HBO’s Bessie Smith Biopic

queenlatifah2First let’s be clear Queen Latifah has been on the K Word #WCE list FOREVER1.

We loved Khadijah. We loved Cleo. Hell, even Big Mama Morton could have got it back in the day.

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Wait what were we talking about? Oh yeah.

Well the beautiful and talented Dana Owens is at it again with the upcoming HBO Biopic Bessie. The Queen plays the lead in the drama about Bessie Smith,  nicknamed the Empress of the Blues. Continue reading Queen Latifah stars in HBO’s Bessie Smith Biopic

Congrats to Superlesbian the new Mrs. @Martina Navratilova

martina_wife2Congratulations are in order!

One of the League of Extraordinary Lesbians,  Martina Navratilova has tied the knot to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova on Monday, December 15th.

“I’m 58 years old — I got married for the first time,” Navratilova told the BBC shortly after the ceremony, details of which have thus far been scarce. “It’s about time, right? Growing up as a gay woman you just don’t ever think about that.”

Warm wishes to the happy couple from us over here at the K Word. If you missed the proposal video from of Navratilova proposing1 at the US Open last September, check it out below.


  1. And mmm hmm we were kinda uncomfortable and her lack of Yes at first too 

What They Said: An Open Letter to Mainstream LGBT Organizations That Have Remained Silent on Black Lives Mattering

Many Americans seem to only remember one of the two namesakes of the 2009 federal hate-crime bill signed into law by President Obama: Matthew Shepard. Similarly, many Americans also seem to only remember the bill as the Matthew Shepard Act. However, this abbreviated mention conveniently leaves out the other person for whom the act is named: James Byrd Jr.

Shepard was a white, gay college student who was brutally assaulted by two homophobes near Laramie, Wyoming, and died six days following the heartrending attack. His death now haunts our collective consciousness, reminding us that hate against LGBT people might surely mean death.

James Byrd Jr., on the other hand, was a Black man from Texas. Byrd was ruthlessly murdered by three men, two of whom identified as white supremacists. His ankles were chained to the back of a pickup truck, and he was dragged approximately three miles along an asphalt road in Jasper, Texas. In the process, his head and right arm were severed from his body. His torso was eventually left in front of a cemetery that mostly contained the bodies of other Black people. Whereas Shepard was murdered because of his perceived sexual identity, Byrd was killed because he was Black.

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Chocolate Whiskey Cake recipe — GUEST POST BY THE AMAZING CHEF @CREOLE26

Hi Ladies!!

So, it’s the ChristmaHanaKwanzaakah/Festivus/Saturnalia/Winter Solstice season, and its time to show off your imaginary baking skills.  What? You have no baking skills???  No worries, your boi AJ has a sure fire recipe lined up for you. You will be the star of your lesbian leftist crunchy collective potluck, I assure you.

Chocolate Whiskey Cake (originally made by Melissa Clark)

Prep and Cooking Time: 90 minutes

Servings: It’s a cake, dammit. Slice what you want. Continue reading Chocolate Whiskey Cake recipe — GUEST POST BY THE AMAZING CHEF @CREOLE26