VIVA LOC: LESBIANS OF COLOR DINNER SERIES (MARCH) #LOC

Happy Sunday! It has been a long week of ups and downs but I am very glad I was able to attend the latest installment of our Lesbians of Color Dinner Series. It was a great time hosted by one of my favorite couples Tee and Jada. For their dinner they chose a  Italian theme served family style, complete with an after dinner shot of Sambuca (among other libations).

These monthly dinners are becoming one of the highlights of my month. We have candid conversations about everything from dating to professional advancement. I love how we have created a safe place where we can talk without judgement (well… maybe a little judgement lol).  We now have about 20 dynamic women in our group and I can’t wait to see how the next dinner turns out.

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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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#TeamGiveBack: UNICEF Tap Project #Support

10 Minutes = 1 Day of Water

The UNICEF Tap Project invites you to go without your phone to help children in need of clean water. Are you up for the challenge?For every ten minutes you don’t touch your phone, UNICEF Tap Project donors and sponsors can fund one day of clean water for a child in need.* It’s that simple.

Take the Challenge!

Your total time will help UNICEF provide clean water and sanitation to children in need around the world.

  • 1. Visit uniceftapproject.org on your phone.
  • 2. Begin the challenge right away to see how long you can go without your smartphone.
  • 3. Donate to provide even more clean water to kids. Just $1 can provide 40 days of clean water. Continue reading

Tomorrow – A short film about LGBT and Human rights issue in Russia

Warmest wishes to you from Russia.

WE a group of filmmakers, who support LGBT community, freedom of a person and tolerance in the world are preparing for next short film production.

Our story is about an ordinary day of a lesbian couple that turned out to change their life forever. A school teacher became a suspect in trumped-up case against her and her child meanwhile her successful girlfriend came too close to an unpleasant truth about the way child adoptive system works.

Unfortunately we are doing a very dangerous job here, so we can’t ask for support In Russia, It can lead us to jail. But we are devoted to our goal to make this movie, to tell this important story to all over the world! So we decided to ask help from all people who care!!!
We would like to ask you to promote our campaign. We have a crowd funding campaign open till March 20 and we hope to raise money for this important issue!

Please support our crowdfunding campaign http://igg.me/at/tomorrow-LGBT and help us to tell the true story from Russia. Each vote will matter, each penny will help. Only together we can make this film happen!

Also check our FB page for more information https://www.facebook.com/movietomorrowpromo

Something Like A Super Lesbian: Lorraine Hansberry

LORRAINE HANSBERRYI can’t believe it has been so long since I have written about a SLSL (Something Like a Super Lesbian). In my mind I planned to do one at least once a week but I think I am 2 months off that plan.

The last amazing woman I highlighted was Mabel Hampton, contributor to the  Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York.

Today I am able happy to highlight prolific screenwriter, Lorraine Hansberry.

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:60 Second Shorts – Rihanna is fine but come on son…

download1Marco Fidel Ramirez is calling on Colombia’s National Television Authority to ban the video of her tune ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ from being broadcast on any of the nation’s channels.
The Public Option party councillor, from the capital of Bogota, said the video ‘damages the moral character of the youth of Bogota, Colombia and Latin America.’ He dubbed the 37-year-old Colombian singer, who appears in various provocative positions with Rihanna, a reference point for a society in moral decay. Continue reading

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)

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