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Gender Bent's Blog – March 2016 Archive (4)

FEATURE: Musician/activist Mykki Blanco goes in on the Gay Establishment’s exclusion of gay black men

After Sony songwriter Jesse Saint John tweeted an observation about the inclusivity (or lack thereof) of POC within the public and private gay community, musician and activist Mykki Blanco fired off a series of tweets (and is sill going at it) under #GayMediaSoWhite about tokenism and white supremacy. Similar to the ways in…

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Added by Gender Bent on March 30, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: São Paulo’s Batekoo party hosts 8th black LGBT nightlife event

São Paulo’s black LGBT Batekoo party comes to its eighth edition and has been a point for the expression of Brazilian black diversity. As the Salvador edition (which we talked about …

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Added by Gender Bent on March 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Photo essay "Vagina Dentata" promotes the liberation of the modern woman within patriarchal society

Vagina Dentata (Latin for toothed vagina) derives from folklore, it has been explored by several religions metaphorically, illustrating the ‘dangers’ of female sexuality. The teeth are usually removed by force in these tales, thus attempting to ‘glorify’ manhood as superior. In a sacred Aino text written in 1886 - ‘The Island of Women’ – A chief and his sons are seduced by women who sprout teeth in their Vaginas every spring, but the chief still walks away with his…

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Added by Gender Bent on March 23, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Fictional web series "BOXX" follows the lives of trans and queer London-based black artists

"BOXX" is a fictional web drama series that follows two black, London-based trans artists while they create a documentary about their lives and experiences. "BOXX" earnestly tells the unheard stories of trans and queer people of color who deal with and discuss issues of diaspora, mental health, familiar…

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Added by Gender Bent on March 15, 2016 at 4:26pm — No Comments

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