So I am sitting here in Starbucks
illegally downloading movies on piratebay enjoying my iced coconut milk caramel macchiato this fine Sunday morning and felt a crazy wave of frustration come over me. If you are my FB friend you have seen spurts of these in the last month… they are usually 4 sentence long with some form of witty wordplay to protect my non-POC friends from being uncomfortable.
Because you know making non-POC people feel comfortable is the responsibility of every “good black person” to combat the scariness of those angry radical ones…
Sigh…. I am angry. I am still angry. I am angry that a week ago (the night after the Dallas shooting) I was in genuine fear for my life. Continue reading I Don’t Want to Be a Hashtag…
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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Let Us Know That You’re Coming
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?
Yeah I know I should have started blogging about something less controversial… like stem cell research or the 2016 election. Continue reading Well… Hmm : Transgender Athletes — Fair or Nah?
Ok… don’t let the headline fool you. I am not ready to talk about it. I have not fully processed it. I am not sure how long it will take and if I will every be strong enough to talk about it on here… but love almost killed me. Continue reading Love almost killed me… and other things that I learned on my blogging hiatus
Join 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
Join 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”
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.
Ok I’m back. Well yeah I was supposed to meet her in NY but she got sick the day before so I was like “F*ck it” I’m out! I am sooooo glad I did. Continue reading KTravel: Solo Trip to #AfroPunk… The Great, The More Great, and the Well….