“When in doubt… #give.”

Thank you to Anthony Jordon for his kind words and recap of my 2nd Annual Giveback Kickback!

Check out him out here.

My Words, My View

That was the start to the invitation for the 2nd annual Giveback Kickback And BBQ, coordinated by birthday girl, journal entrepreneur and great friend Kristi King. This style maven and socially conscious individual started her annual tradition in 2015 where she invites friends to “kickback” with a birthday cook out, while encouraging attendees to bring a specific number of items for donation to the needy. The number corresponds to her age (which I’m not sharing because it’s rude to share a woman’s age without her permission) :).

“No presents requested but we will be making…care packages for the area homeless.”

This no doubt was beyond a feel good moment, sharing good times, food and fellowship with newcomers and some previously familiar faces. Thank you Kristi for being you; the inspiration and a caregiver within out unique world. We need more examples like you to shine on. Check out the…

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I Don’t Want to Be a Hashtag…

So I am sitting here in Starbucks illegally downloading movies on piratebay enjoying my iced coconut milk il_570xN.1051635703_ahhqcaramel 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…

Pridelines (Miami, FL) : Join us today for a day of support, mourning, and community action

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Todays Schedule

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.

For more information about today’s events please Click Here to visit our Facebook Event Page.

To learn more about what efforts are being made to support our community across the country, please visit http://www.WeAreOrlando.org.

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Well… Hmm : Transgender Athletes — Fair or Nah?

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?

Love almost killed me… and other things that I learned on my blogging hiatus

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

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”

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