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Opa: Lesbians of Color Dinner Series (February) and some reflections #LOC

My actual Habitat shirt... and a good rule of thumb in life.
My actual Habitat shirt… and a good rule of thumb in life.

Good morning lovebugs. Wow it’s been a while since I started off a post like that o_O. I am trying to mentally and physically regroup from an exhausting (and awesome) weekend.

Saturday morning, I did Habitat for Humanity through my company’s community action committee. By Saturday afternoon, I wanted to cut off my own limbs because everything hurt. Thanks to Epsom Salt and Tylenol, I bounced back in time for the second installment of the Lesbians of Color Dinner Series hosted this time by the K Word’s own Crystal J.

I had a great time. Crystal and her partner chose a Mediterranean theme. We enjoyed kebabs and turkish delite, while sipping on shots of Ouzo. Yes, we sipped the shots because I only know one person who could take to the head (Shout out to Brig).  It was great to see the energy from the first event didn’t extinguish over the month. We had great conversations and met some new ladies (which will always be my favorite part).

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Not an actual picture of the event (duh!)

I don’t have any pictures of this party because the hostesses asked that we not take any.  No debauchery occurred but I still respected their wishes. Let the record show my dress was fierce… and since there are no pictures on record of it… I’m wearing it again. *shrugs*

Last night I learned a couple of things about myself, as liquor makes me even more transparent than normal (which is pretty damn transparent). Continue reading Opa: Lesbians of Color Dinner Series (February) and some reflections #LOC

Something Like A Super Lesbian: Nadine Smith @1nadinesmith

nadine_headshotI have noticed that this black history month particularly, and with this Something Like a Super Lesbian series in general, I have been highlighting people that are dead.

I didn’t really meannnn to, but there is just something about monochromatic pictures of lesbians of  yesteryear.

I am going to switch it up right now.

As a Florida lesbian of color, I am proud to introduce Nadine Smith as the newest inductee to the League of Extraordinary Lesbians. Continue reading Something Like A Super Lesbian: Nadine Smith @1nadinesmith

Launch of the Lesbians of Color Dinner Series #LOC

For those who know me on a non-virtual level (I was going to say a personal level… but yeah anyone that reads this blog knows me quiiiite personally *shrugs*) I have been going on and on about the launch of my newest project, the Lesbians of Color Dinner Series. The last Saturday of the month, dynamic lesbians of color from all over South Florida get together to dish, eat, and network. I would include sip but if it is something I am a part of, that should be pretty obvious.

So Saturday was our first dine. It was AMAZING! No, I’m not just saying that because I was the host. The theme of my dinner was a Wine and Tapas Soiree (with a little/lot of Sangria) too.  We ended up with 16 [insert another word for amazing] women, 20 bottles of wine, 3 gallons of sangria and only 2 broken glasses. We got little snapshots into each other’s lives and wow what lives we live. Let’s just say I didn’t think I would be hearing about someone sewing a man’s fingers back on after an accident, or that I would be preparing to ride (read: watch others ride) in a 100ish mile bike ride supporting the less fortunate.  We were regaled with singing, played an epic game of Celebrity and did a LOT of late night dancing in the dark. I would go on and on, but I guess pictures will have to say the remaining thousand words.

Special shout out of course to KP for being the Robin to my Batman (though we aren’t in ANY pictures together.. IJS)

First: Food  (click page two) Continue reading Launch of the Lesbians of Color Dinner Series #LOC

CALL FOR ARTISTS – “Artscape” – A @HerWinterParty Event

Calling all artists to submit work related to a  fundraiser for the National Gay  and Lesbian Task Force during Winter Party Festival in Miami Beach March 5-10, 2014.

Artscape will be held on Thursday March 6, 2014, and will include an art auction  and entertainment.  Professional and amateur artists, crafts people, print artists, designers and photographers, are invited to submit entries for this exhibition by Friday, February 7, 2014.

Download the Call for Artists Call+To+Artists+2014
or contact Lisa Mercado at lmercado@thetaskforce.org.

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:60 Second Shorts – Where Are They Now? The Butch Mystique

shortsThis might not even take 60 seconds…

I just finished watching the Butch Mystique for the purposes of writing a film review. Halfway through the film I decided to research (read: stalk) some of my favorites to give you and update on where they are now… the answer is simple. Continue reading :60 Second Shorts – Where Are They Now? The Butch Mystique

Ooh Chile x5: Lesbian couple in New Orleans celebrate Christmas as the parents of quintuplets

lesbianquintsHere’s a little bit of Awww this holiday season. Congratulations are in order for Liz and Nadia Harris. The couple, married for four-and-a-half years, are now the parents of quintuplets – four boys named Michael, David, Maxwell and Joseph and a girl named Elizabeth. Continue reading Ooh Chile x5: Lesbian couple in New Orleans celebrate Christmas as the parents of quintuplets

:60 Second Shorts: Where Have You Been All My Life? @PlentyofFish and Gaytor Girl

188010_418788461569126_1455660890_nI am long overdue for a plenty of fish update. So here goes. I haven’t been on there. That’s all I got. Okay well not really, I did sign on a few weeks ago during one of my “I am going to end up alone” bouts of regression (yes regression, not depression). First person to draw my attention was a young black woman with a UF hat on, which alone was enough to warrant a “click”. Come to find out this girl not only attended my alma mater, but we graduated around the same time… and knew the same people.  Ain’t that something? We emailed back and forth for a day or two and finally exchanged numbers.

Continue reading :60 Second Shorts: Where Have You Been All My Life? @PlentyofFish and Gaytor Girl