Out and About: World Pride 2014 – Toronto, ON (Gallery) #lgbt #lesbian

Hello lovebugs!

I flew in from Toronto EARLY this morning and boy are my wings tired. (Yes I get lame when sleep deprived.)  So instead of writing a lengthy  post, I will let these pictures speak a million.

 

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20-something Magazine Covers Featuring Lesbians of Color

All this talk about magazine covers, starring folks that won’t be name, got us to thinking —  Aside from Ellen, where are the lesbian cover girls?

A few keystrokes later, I found an autostraddle posting called 100 Awesome Magazine Covers Starring Lesbians. As awesome as they indeed were, one thing jumped out at me…there were very few lesbians (or bisexuals) of color.

So with a little luck and a lot of google, I have found 20(ish) magazine covers featuring lesbians of color. Take a look. Which covers are we missing?

P.S. We know Queen Latifah is not a self-proclaimed lesbian but I love that cover.

Out and About: #LadyFestMiami VIP Reception

LadyFest Miami is a DIY (do-it-yourself) festival organized and run by volunteers made by and for women: trans folks, LGB people, straight women, kinksters, people of color, immigrants, genderqueer, queer, and their allies.

The goal of the grassroots organization is to unite, engage, and empower our local community, build a sustainable community and celebrate diversity by creating a space for education, transformative dialogue, art, and cultural expression. LadyFest is open and inviting to everyone, of all ages and backgrounds.

To kick off the first event and showcase a taste of what LadyFest Miami had to offer, they held a VIP reception at O Cinema in Wynwood on Wednesday, March 26. We were honored to be among those they invited.
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CELEZBRITIES OUT AND ABOUT: Outfest Fusion LGBT People Of Color Film Festival – Opening Night Screening Of “Blackbird”

The reports are in and the 11th annual Outfest Fusion was a great success. Every year Outfest Fusion, showcases LGBT film by people of color. The festival features 30 short and feature-length films from around the world that reflect a wide array of LGBT stories and parties. Fusion gives participants an opportunity to see reflections of their own experience and to deepen their understanding of other LGBT communities of color. We are still very bitter that we didn’t attend but we figured a week was more than enough time to get over it.

The opening night boasted a screening of Patrik Ian Polk’s Blackbird. Check out some of the pictures below… we aren’t in any of them *side eye*

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                                       SLAY MS. PARKER!

 

 

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Servalites: Visiting Hogar Immanuel in Puerto Plata, DR

While vacationing in Puerto Plata, and with the help of Perry Ellis International, we were able to donate over 50 sporting goods balls (basketballs, baseballs and footballs) to the Hogar Immanuel.

Hogar Immanuel is a home for 21 abandoned children with severe physical and mental disabilities- 11 Boys and 10 girls). They also run an education program at Batey La Union Sosua, for the children who live by the dump Batey La Union in Sosua who have special learning needs.

It was an experience of a lifetime. The smiles on the faces of the children was the highlight of my trip, and that of the other ladies as well I am sure.

They are also located in Nicaragua, Jamaica and Zimbabwe. If you are interested in finding ways you can help, all the information is below.

www.mustardseed.com

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